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- Clinician Information:
Virazole Consumer (continued)
Before using this medication, tell the doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products your child may use, especially of: certain HIV drugs (didanosine, stavudine, zidovudine).
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
NOTES: Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., pulmonary function, blood counts) should be performed periodically to monitor your child's progress or check for side effects. Consult the doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: If a dose is interrupted or stopped, contact the doctor to establish a new dosing schedule.
STORAGE: Store the unmixed vials at room temperature at 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. After mixing, store the liquid at room temperature between 68-86 degrees F (20-30 degrees C). Use or discard mixed medication within 24 hours. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard this product.
Information last revised October 2010. Copyright(c) 2010 First Databank, Inc.
Additional Virazole Information
- Virazole Drug Interactions Center: ribavirin inhl
- Virazole Side Effects Center
- Virazole Overview including Precautions
- Virazole FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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