ribavirin - inhalation, Virazole
GENERIC NAME: RIBAVIRIN - INHALATION (RYE-ba-VYE-rin)
BRAND NAME(S): Virazole
WARNING: Caution is advised when using this medication in people who are using a certain breathing device (ventilator). Read and follow the manufacturer's directions for use and care of the ventilator. Follow all directions from the manufacturer to prevent particle buildup in the device. Doing so will help the device work properly and may prevent serious side effects (e.g., air pressure buildup inside the lungs).
Infrequently, sudden worsening of breathing problems may occur, especially when this medication is first started. If this occurs, treatment should be stopped. If you and the doctor decide to restart ribavirin treatment, the doctor will monitor closely to decrease the risk of side effects.
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