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Flumadine Patient Information including How Should I Take
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 should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking rimantadine (Flumadine)?
Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to rimantadine or a similar medicine called amantadine (Symmetrel).
Before taking rimantadine, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
- epilepsy or other seizure disorder;
- kidney disease; or
- liver disease.
If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication.
FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether rimantadine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take rimantadine (Flumadine)?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
If you are taking rimantadine to treat influenza A, take it within 48 hours of when you notice your first flu symptoms.
Take this medication with a full glass of water.
Measure the liquid form of rimantadine with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
Take this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated.
Store rimantadine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Additional Flumadine Information
- Flumadine Drug Interactions Center: rimantadine oral
- Flumadine Side Effects Center
- Flumadine Overview including Precautions
- Flumadine FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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