Videx, also known as didanosine or DDL, is used to treat infections
caused by HIV
. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company manufactures Videx.
In January 2001, Bristol-Myers announced that at least three pregnant women had died after taking Videx in combination with Zerit
, another popular Bristol-Myers' HIV drug. The drugs belong to a class of HIV medications known as nucleoside analogues. Other drug companies manufacture competing nucleoside analogues medications, such as GlaxoSmithKline's AZT and 3TC, yet these drugs have not been implicated in any deaths. In addition to the fatalities, at least seven women taking a combination of Zerit and Videx or a combination of Zerit and 3TC have reported cases of lactic acidosis
See your doctor if you have experienced serious side effects associated with any of these drugs. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.
- HIV & AIDS Drugs: Overview
- Birth Defects
- Head, Spinal Cord, Brain & Nerve Disorders: Overview
- Lactic Acidosis: Overview