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Dr. William Singer
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Rimantadine (Overview)

Rimantadine is a flu/influenza agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Are tamiflu and relenza (zanamivir) effective antiviral drugs?

Are tamiflu and relenza (zanamivir) effective antiviral drugs?

When used properly.: Their usefulness is limited to influenza (real flu, not "flu-like illness") if used in the first 48 hours of the illness. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Rimantadine (Overview)

Rimantadine is a flu/influenza agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Have been taking flumadine (rimantadine) and I still feel the side-effects?

Have been taking flumadine (rimantadine) and I still feel the side-effects?

Flumadine (rimantadine): This is antiviral against influenza a, taken for short period, maximum 2 weeks can cause irritability, dizziness, insomnia, hallucinations---- could be allergic, or taking too much, or having drug interaction with another drug-- you either will get used to side effect or stop taking it it does not work for some influenza types. ...Read more

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Is tamiflu or relenza (zanamivir) effective for swine flu?

Is tamiflu or relenza (zanamivir) effective for swine flu?

Partly: It may shorten the course of illness by a couple of days if started early in the course of infection. ...Read more

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Tamiflu (oseltamivir) side effects?

Mostly GI: Most common are GI side effects: nausea, diarrhea, GI cramps and gas. Here's a link for the full package insert: http://pandemic.Wisconsin.Gov/docview.Asp?Docid=16555&locid=106. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Antiviral: Used in cases where acute influenza is suspected, this medication is dosed twice daily for 5 days. It may also be used as prophylaxis, when a person at risk or in poor health is exposed to a flu patient, and the influenza has not yet become active. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Depression. She is taking abilify, (aripiprazole) ziac, effexor, lamictal, congentin (sp?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Depression. She is taking abilify, (aripiprazole) ziac, effexor, lamictal, congentin (sp?

Abilify (aripiprazole): Not uncommon combination for mood disorders, hope u r doing well on that, however, not sure what your question is? ...Read more

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Interaction between Aripiprazole(@low dose) with Methylphenidate(antipsychotic &stimulant) in Treatment-resistant atypical depression?

Interaction between Aripiprazole(@low dose) with Methylphenidate(antipsychotic &stimulant) in Treatment-resistant atypical depression?

Talk to your doctor.: If both of these medications are being prescribed for you, you should speak to the doctor who is prescribing them. Although there is no documented adverse interaction between these two medications, every patient can react differently to medications. Of course you should only take these medications if they are being prescribed for you; don't try someone else's medication. ...Read more

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Will antiviral medication be effective in treating bird flu?

Will antiviral medication be effective in treating bird flu?

Possibly: Amantadine and ramantidine have been used, but have a high rate of resistance. Tamiflu and Relenza (zanamivir) are available by prescription and have shown variable success. Resistance has been high in this specific influenza variety. ...Read more

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Is famvir (famciclovir) effective for cold sores?

Is famvir (famciclovir) effective for cold sores?

Yes: If taken at first sign of outbreak at adaquate dosing(1500mgm as single dose) should be sufficient. ...Read more

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Are alegra or Lexapro (escitalopram) effective?

Are alegra or Lexapro (escitalopram) effective?

DIFFERENT CATEGORIES: This is confusing. Allegra is an allergy medication and Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant medication. Yes they are both effective for what they are indicated for treating. ...Read more

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Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

No: Reyataz is the brand name for atazanavir, and belongs in the protease inhibitor of antiretroviral drugs. It is one of several other drugs that can be used to treat a person infected with hiv, but is not used for prophylaxis. ...Read more

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Acyclovir (zovirax) side effects for shingles?

Acyclovir (zovirax) side effects for shingles?

Almost none.: There is no significnat side effect(s) to talk about. It is safe so that at one time it's been considered to be categorized as otc medicine. ...Read more

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Is the antidepressant tofranil (imipramine) effective?

Is the antidepressant tofranil (imipramine) effective?

Yes: It is effective and sometimes works better than the new ones on the minus side it has anticholinergic side effects: dry mouth blurred vision constipation hot flashes etc. ...Read more

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How effective is Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) for treating HIV?

How effective is Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) for treating HIV?

Yes but not alone: Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. HIV causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). This medicine does not cure HIV or AIDS, but combination of drugs may slow the progress of the disease. Must be used with 2 additional agents. Has diarrhea as a complication in almost every patient. ...Read more

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How effective is relenza (zanamivir)?

Very Effective: Relenza (zanamivir) is a treatment for influenza(flu) that is administered by inhaler. Dose is 2 puffs twice a day for 5 days. It is an alternative to tamiflu which is a pill that is taken twice a day for 5 days. Most patients prefer the pill & the only reason I use Relenza (zanamivir) is if the patient took tamiflu & experienced side effects. Both medicines are specific & effective for treating influenza. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Flumadine (Definition)

Flumadine is a flu/influenza agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more