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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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

Dr. Oscar Novick
5 doctors shared insights

Rimantadine (Overview)

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


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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...Read more

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In your experience how safe and well tolerated is flumadine (rimantadine) for a child aged 8?

In your experience how safe and well tolerated is flumadine (rimantadine) for a child aged 8?

CDC recommends against: use for influenza A, in the US due to high level of rimantadine resistance among currently circulating strains ...Read more

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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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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is fat?

What is fat?

Stored energy: Fats chemically are organic hydrocarbons chains.They are highly energy dense[fats have a high concentration of carbon energy by weight]fats can be liquid[oil] or solid[eg lard] at room temperature.In man fat is stored primarily in cells called adipocites which are distributed below the skin and in organs. Fat cells have many metabolic effects but their primary metabolic effect is energy storage. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Flumadine (Definition)

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