ribavirin - inhalation, Virazole (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before your child receives ribavirin for inhalation, tell the doctor or pharmacist if your child is allergic to it; or if your child has any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell the doctor or pharmacist your child's medical history, especially of: breathing disorders (e.g., asthma).This product is not usually used in adults. Therefore, it is unlikely to be used during pregnancy or breast-feeding. Consult your doctor if you have any questions about this product. (See also health care worker information in How to Use section.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: The doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring your child for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with the doctor or pharmacist first.Before using this medication, tell the doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products your child may use, especially of: certain HIV drugs (didanosine, stavudine, zidovudine).This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
NOTES: Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., pulmonary function, blood counts) should be performed periodically to monitor your child's progress or check for side effects. Consult the doctor for more details.
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