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VIRAZOLE
Viral infections
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Drug Name:

VIRAZOLE Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Ribavirin 6g/vial; pwd for reconstitution and aerosol inhalation.

Company:
Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for VIRAZOLE:

Severe lower respiratory infections due to respiratory syncytial virus in hospitalized infants and young children.

Adult:

Not recommended.

Children:

Begin treatment preferably within first 3 days of infection. 20mg/mL as starting solution in drug reservoir for continuous aerosol administration for 12–18 hours per day for 3–7 days.

Contraindications:

Pregnancy (Cat.X).

Warnings/Precautions:

See literature. Monitor respiratory function, fluid status. Discontinue if pulmonary function deteriorates. Drug may precipitate in mechanical ventilator, causing dysfunction. Avoid unnecessary occupational exposure. Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Monitor digitalis.

Pharmacological Class:

Nucleoside analogue.

Adverse Reactions:

Pulmonary function deterioration, bronchospasm, pulmonary edema, hypoventilation, bacterial pneumonia, pneumothorax, apnea, ventilator dependence, atelectasis, cardiac arrest, hypotension, reticulocytosis, hemolytic anemia, rash, conjunctivitis.

How Supplied:

Vials—1

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