Flumadine (Oral)


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Flumadine (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Flumadine (Oral)

Flumadine (Oral) Medication Classification

RIMANTADINE (By mouth)

Flumadine (Oral) Brandname

Flumadine

Flumadine (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Rimantadine (ri-MAN-ta-deen) Treats or prevents infections caused by the flu (influenza A).

When To Not Use Flumadine (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to rimantadine or amantadine (Symmetrel®).

How Should You Use Flumadine (Oral)

Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
  • If you are taking this medicine to treat flu symptoms, you should take rimantadine as soon as possible after the flu symptoms begin (within 48 hours). Keep taking it for as long as your doctor has ordered.
  • You may take your medicine with food or milk to avoid stomach upset.
  • Measure the oral liquid with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take your medicine as soon as you remember that you have missed a dose.
  • If it is nearly time for your next dose, wait until then to take your medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Flumadine (Oral) Storage

Store Flumadine (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Flumadine (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Flumadine (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also taking cimetidine (Tagamet®), acetaminophen (Tylenol®), or aspirin.

Flumadine (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk with your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Check with your doctor before taking if you have a seizure disorder (such as epilepsy), liver disease, or kidney disease.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy. Be careful when driving or using machinery.

Flumadine (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Fast or pounding heartbeat
  • Swelling in feet or lower legs
  • Skin rash, itching, or hives
  • Yellowing of skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nervousness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth
  • Tiredness

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