Remantadin tablets: instructions for use
Description of the pharmacological action
Tablets "rimantadine" instructions for use is defined as a chemotherapeutic drug with pronounced antiviral properties. This tool belongs to the group of derivatives of amantadine and medantana, and is actively prescribed as an effective antiparkinsonic drug. Remantadin tablets, the instructions for use of which are necessarily attached in the kit, are actively fighting against tick-borne encephalitis pathogens and influenza A viruses, providing a strong antitoxic and immunomodulating effect. Of particular note is the prolonged circulation of this chemotherapeutic drug in the human body due to the presence of the polymer structure. Thus, the medicine "Rimantadine" can be used not only for medicinal purposes, but also to prevent influenza and encephalitis.In the digestive tract, the drug is absorbed two to four hours after a direct intake, while its half-life is about twenty-five to thirty hours.
The list of medical indications for appointment
Take the tablets "Rimantadine" instructions for use advises mainly for the treatment of influenza at an early stage of infection in both adult patients and children. To prevent the development of acute viral diseases during the spread of epidemics, it is also possible to use this chemotherapeutic agent. For the prevention of tick-borne encephalitis it is also recommended to prescribe the drug "rimantadine". Its use in such cases is allowed for both adults and children.
Features of use and dosage
Begin to take pills "Remantadin" should immediately after the first symptoms of the disease. This is due to the fact that the therapeutic effect of the use of this antiviral agent will be stronger if the application is started in the first forty-eight hours. For the treatment of influenza, it is usually prescribed to take one hundred milligrams of the drug one to three times a day for adult patients and fifty milligrams two to three times a day for children.The duration of therapy is about five days. For the prevention of influenza, taking the drug "Rimantadine" instructions advise fifty milligrams once a day for one month. To prevent tick-borne encephalitis (immediately after tick sucking), one tablet should be used twice a day for three to five days.
The main medical contraindications to the appointment
It is not recommended to take this antiviral drug if the patient has acute liver disease, chronic kidney disease and hypersensitivity to the adamantane group of substances, as well as the active and auxiliary ingredients of the drug itself. When thyrotoxicosis also should not use chemotherapeutic agent "rimantadine." It should not be used in the period of breastfeeding, pregnancy, as well as to appoint patients younger than seven years old.