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Didanosine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Didanosine: Videx, Videx EC

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 26, 2020.

Didanosine Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No published information is available on the use of didanosine during breastfeeding. Didanosine is not a recommended agent during breastfeeding.[1,2]

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Lamivudine, Nelfinavir, Nevirapine, Zidovudine

References

1.
AIDSinfo. Panel on treatment of pregnant women with HIV infection and prevention of perinatal transmission. Recommendations for use of antiretroviral drugs in transmission in the United States, 2018: Counseling and management of women living with HIV who breastfeed. https://aidsinfo​.nih​.gov/guidelines/html​/3/perinatal/513/counseling-and-management-of-women-living-with-hiv-who-breastfeed.
2.
World Health Organization. HIV and infant feeding: Update. 2007. http://whqlibdoc​.who​.int/publications/2007​/9789241595964_eng.pdf.

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Didanosine

CAS Registry Number

69655-05-6

Drug Class

Breast Feeding

Lactation

Anti-Infective Agents

Anti-HIV Agents

Antiviral Agents

Anti-Retroviral Agents

Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors

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