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Flumadine Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is rimantadine (Flumadine)?
- What are the possible side effects of rimantadine (Flumadine)?
- What is the most important information I should know about rimantadine (Flumadine)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking rimantadine (Flumadine)?
- How should I take rimantadine (Flumadine)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Flumadine)?
- What happens if I overdose (Flumadine)?
- What should I avoid while taking rimantadine (Flumadine)?
- What other drugs will affect rimantadine (Flumadine)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Flumadine)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Flumadine)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include agitation, confusion, hallucinations, or uneven heart rate.
What should I avoid while taking rimantadine (Flumadine)?
Do not use FluMist nasal influenza "live vaccine" while you are being treated with rimantadine and for at least 48 hours after you stop taking rimantadine. The nasal vaccine may not be as effective if you receive it while you are taking rimantadine. Before taking rimantadine, tell your doctor if you have received a nasal flu vaccine within the past 14 days.
Avoid coming into close contact with someone who has a weak immune system, such as a person who is taking steroids, being treated for cancer, or has a bone marrow disorder or an illness such as HIV or AIDS. If you have a type of influenza that is resistant to rimantadine, your body may actually shed that virus and a person with a weak immune system could easily become ill from being near you.
What other drugs will affect rimantadine (Flumadine)?
Before taking rimantadine, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- aspirin or acetaminophen (Tylenol); or
- nasal flu vaccine (FluMist).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with rimantadine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about rimantadine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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- Flumadine Side Effects Center
- Flumadine Overview including Precautions
- Flumadine FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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