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Rimantadine, an antiviral drug, is prescribed for the treatment and prevention of influenza A viral infection in adults and children. Some of the forms of seasonal flu infections may be resistant to Rimantadine treatment.

Pharmacodynamics

No information available

Pharmacokinetics

No information available

Rimantadine Indications / Rimantadine Uses

No information available

Rimantadine Adverse Reactions / Rimantadine Side Effects

Rimantadine can cause dizziness, headache, anxiety, dry mouth, troubled concentration, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, abdominal pain and GI disturbances.

Precautions

Rimantadine is contraindicated in patients with hepatic and/or renal diseases and seizure disorders.

Special Precautions

No information available

Other Drug Interactions

Rimantadine may interact with aspirin, acetaminophen, cimetidine and nasal flu vaccine.

Other Interactions

No information available

Dosage

For Influenza A (Adults):
The recommended adult dose is 100 mg, twice daily for 7 days.
For Influenza Prophylaxis (Adults):
The recommended adult dose is 100 mg, twice daily.
For Influenza Prophylaxis (Geriatrics):
For elderly individuals over 65 years and elderly inpatients, an adjusted oral dosage of 100 mg, once daily.
For Influenza A (Geriatrics):
For elderly individuals over 65 years and elderly inpatients, an adjusted oral dosage of 100 mg, once daily.
For Influenza A (Pediatrics):
For children 17 years and over, start with an initial oral dose of 100 mg, twice daily for 7 days.
For Influenza Prophylaxis (Pediatrics):
For children 1 to 9 years of age, an initial oral dose of 5 mg/kg, once daily should be prescribed.
For children 10 years and over, an initial oral dose of 100 mg, twice daily should be prescribed.

Food(before/after)

Rimantidine can be taken before or after food intake

List of Contraindications

Rimantadine and Pregnancy

USFDA pregnancy category C. May be or may not be harmful to an unborn baby. Consult your doctor if you are in gestation or planning to have a baby during Rimantidine treatment.

Rimantadine and Lactation

It is not known whether Rimantadine can pass through the breast milk or not. Nursing mothers should avoid breastfeeding while taking Rimantadine.

Rimantadine and Children

No information available

Rimantadine and Geriatic

No information available

Rimantadine and Other Contraindications

No information available

Storage

Store at 20-25°C.

Lab interference

Store at 20-25°C.

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