Compare Videx vs. Trizivir

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Works with other medicines to treat HIV infection.

Within the Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor (NRTI) drug class, Videx can be a difficult drug to take. Videx has numerous serious side effects. It is also difficult taking Videx twice a day on an empty stomach.

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Upsides
  • The oral solution can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 30 days.
  • While Videx doesn’t cure HIV, it does reduce the number of viral copies being made in your blood, giving your healthy immune cells (CD4 cells) a better chance to do their job.
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Downsides
  • Must take on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes before, or 2 hours after eating.
  • Take twice a day.
  • The amount of Videx you will take is based on your body weight, kidney, and liver function.
  • May cause serious side effects in your liver, kidneys, and pancreas.
  • Can cause significant tingling in your hands or feet.
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Used for
  • HIV infection
  • HIV infection
Dosage forms
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Pill
Price
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Side effects
The Videx (Didanosine Or Ddl) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Trizivir (Abacavir / Lamivudine / Zidovudine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Pancreatitis
    • Kidney problems
    • Use of stavudine, another HIV drug
  • Lactic acidosis
    • Women
    • Use of stavudine, another HIV drug
  • Liver damage
    • Use of hydroxyurea, stavudine, and Videx together
  • Peripheral neuropathy
    • Use of stavudine, another HIV drug
  • Eye changes
  • Immune reconstitution syndrome
    • HIV
    • Exposure to other infections
    • Start of a new HIV medication
    • Change in HIV therapy
  • Fat Redistribution
    • HIV treatment
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