Who should not take Videx?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • diabetes
  • high cholesterol
  • high amount of triglyceride in the blood
  • increased blood acidity due to high levels of lactic acid
  • alcoholism
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
  • high blood pressure
  • coronary artery disease
  • enlarged fatty liver
  • liver problems
  • high amount of uric acid in the blood
  • a mother who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • moderate to severe kidney impairment
  • abnormally increased pressure in the veins of the liver
  • tobacco smoking
  • Increased Cardiovascular Event Risk
  • Pancreatitis


  • Didanosine

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