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ddI

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ddC:

see AZTAZT
or zidovudine
, drug used to treat patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS; also called azidothymidine. Originally developed in 1964 as an anticancer drug, AZT was never approved for that purpose.
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The drug combination of dideoxyinosine (DDI) and D4T should be avoided in women; some women may have a recessive trait that predisposes them to mitochondrial toxicity from this particular therapy.
Didanosine (ddI, Dideoxyinosine, Videx), Bristol Myers-Squibb
Major interventions for children with neurodevelopmental problems include use of chemotherapeutic agents such as zidovudine (AZT) and dideoxyinosine (ddI).