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Imunovir tablets are indicated for the treatment of mucocutaneous infections caused by herpes simplex virus (type 1 and/or type II), as well as genital warts. It can be used in the treatment of immunodepression associated with various situations, such as cancer or major treatment modalities (surgery, irradiation, chemotherapy).
Imunovir contains the active ingredient inosine acedoben dimepranol. It belongs to the group of antiviral drugs and has immunomodulatory properties. Imunovir works by enhancing the body's immune response, thereby helping the body fight viral infections.
Use and Dosage
Imunovir is a medication that comes in the form of tablets and is taken orally, with or without food. The recommended dosage and duration of treatment may vary depending on the condition being treated, such as mucocutaneous infections due to herpes simplex virus or genital warts.
The recommended dose is:
- Herpes Simplex Infection: Take 2 tablets four (4) times each day for 7-14 days.
- Genital Warts: Take 2 tablets, three (3) times each day for 14-28 days.
- SSPE: Your doctor will decide the right dose, depending on your body weight and advise you for how long to take your medication.
Common Side Effects of Imunovir (Inosine Pranobex):
- Allergic reactions such as rash or itching
Serious Side Effects of Imunovir (Inosine Pranobex):
- Difficulty breathing
- Fever, chills, muscle weakness, and blood disorders
- Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, and hives
Forms and Strength
Imunovir (Inosine Pranobex) is available in the following forms and strength:
- 500 mg
- Allergies: Patients should not take Imunovir if they are allergic to inosine pranobex or any of its ingredients.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: There is not enough information available about the safety of Imunovir during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Therefore, consult with a doctor before taking Imunovir in such circumstances.
- Kidney disease: Imunovir may cause kidney disease or may worsen existing kidney problems. Patients with kidney disease should use Imunovir with caution and under medical supervision.
- Liver disease: Patients with liver disease should use Imunovir with caution and under medical supervision.
- Interactions with other medications: Imunovir can interact with other medications, including drugs used to treat gout, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. Patients should inform their doctor about all the medications they are taking to avoid potential interactions.
- Autoimmune diseases: Imunovir may cause the immune system to become overactive, which can be dangerous in patients with autoimmune diseases such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Patients with autoimmune diseases should use Imunovir with caution and under medical supervision.
- Central nervous system disorders: Imunovir may cause side effects such as dizziness and confusion, which can be particularly dangerous for patients with central nervous system disorders.
- Abnormal heart rhythm: Imunovir may cause an abnormal heart rhythm in some patients. Patients with a history of heart disease or abnormal heart rhythms should use Imunovir with caution and under medical supervision.
- Driving or operating machinery: Imunovir may cause dizziness or confusion, which can impair a patient's ability to drive or operate machinery.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Imunovir safe?
Imunovir has been shown to be safe and well-tolerated in clinical studies. However, as with any medication, there is always the potential for side effects and interactions with other medications. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting Imunovir.
Is Imunovir available over the counter?
Imunovir is a prescription medication and is not available over the counter.
How is Imunovir administered?
Imunovir is typically administered orally, in the form of tablets or capsules. The dosage and duration of treatment will depend on the individual's condition and response to treatment.
Can Imunovir be used in children?
Imunovir has been shown to be safe and effective in children and can be used to treat viral infections in children over the age of three.
How should Imunovir be stored?
Imunovir should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat. It should be kept out of reach of children.
It's important to purchase Imunovir from verified Canadian pharmacy.