IMUNOVIR (Inosine Pranobex)
IMUNOVIR (Inosine Pranobex)
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Why is Imunovir prescribed?
Inosine pranobex (Imunovir) is prescribed alone or in combination with other medications, for the management of viral infections such as cold sores, herpes in the genitals, shingles caused by herpes zoster.
What does it do?
Inosine pranobex, classified as an antiviral medication, primarily works by preventing the polymerase of the viral DNA by inhibiting herpes simplex and the varicella zoster virus with deoxyguanosine triphosphate; thus, helping the body to fight off the infections by decreasing the length and growth and spread of the virus in the body.
How should I take it?
Imunovir is currently available as a 500mg tablet that should be taken as a whole (do not split) by mouth, with or without food.
The dosage strength depends on every patient’s condition and the doctor’s prescription. It is imperative that you do not self-medicate and only take this drug after consulting with your doctor or pharmacist to determine the best dosage and dosing schedule for the treatment of your condition.
What if I missed a dose?
The desired effects of prescribed medications will only be achieved if taken properly. As much as possible, strictly follow your doctor’s prescribed dosing schedule. However, if you miss a dose, take it immediately and adjust the time of your next dose depending on your doctor’s advice. Never take two doses at the same time just to make up for your missed dose.
What are the special precautions before taking Imunovir?
Before taking Inosine pranobex, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any allergies to food or to the drug itself as it may contain several inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or problems.
Inform your doctor about your past and current medical history, especially if you have or have had kidney problems, gout, liver problems and high levels or uric acid in the blood.
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Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Additional information may be obtained when you ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Common side effects include:
- Abdominal pain
- Serious side effects include:
- Abnormal liver function tests
- Cholestatic jaundice
- Easy bruising and bleeding
- Erythema multiforme
- No urination
Is it safe to use it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause life-threatening reactions when taken with other medications. Immediately inform your doctor if you are taking Imunovir with any of the following medications:
- Amphotericin B
- BCG vaccine (live)
- Varicella virus vaccine live
- Zoster vaccine live
If you are using any prescription, non-prescription and herbal medications, inform your doctor and pharmacist for proper information and ask for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
How should I store it?
Store Imunovir at room temperature (25 °C) in a clean environment away from light and moisture, as well as children and pets. Do not refrigerate. Do not remove the desiccant in the original container. Throw away if unused or expired. Do not flush in the toilet. Consult the pharmacist for proper disposal.
What action should I take in case of overdose?
Call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications or possible death.
Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
There are only limited studies and data regarding the safety of Inosine pranobex to determine drug-associated risks of major maternal defects, miscarriages and fetal outcomes.
Limited data have been established indicating the presence of Inosine pranobex in human milk. Consult your doctor first before breastfeeding.
The use of Inosine pranobex in pregnant and breastfeeding women should be avoided unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
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