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Didanosine/Food Interaction

This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug, changing your diet or commencing any course of treatment.

Medical warning:

Important. Possible changes in your diet, medicine, or dosage should be discussed with your doctor or pharmacist.

How the interaction occurs:

When food is taken with didanosine, it decreases the amount of this medicine absorbed into your bloodstream.

What might happen:

Your blood levels of this medicine may decrease and reduce the beneficial effects of didanosine.

What you should do about this interaction:

Take this medicine on an empty stomach one hour before or two hours after food. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) for more information.Your healthcare professionals may be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change your medicine or diet before checking with them first.Reference:1.Shyu WC, Knupp CA, Pittman KA, Dunkle L, Barbhaiya RH. Food-induced reduction in bioavailability of didanosine. Clin Pharmacol Ther 1991 Nov; 50(5 Pt 1):503-7.

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CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

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