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Viral Upper Respiratory Infections (Colds and Influenza) and Peramivir

Read more about Peramivir.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] Overview

Peramivir is an investigational medicine used to treat H1N1 flu. It is considered investigational because the FDA has not approved it.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] Effect of Peramivir on Viral Upper Respiratory Infections (Colds and Influenza)

As an antiviral medication, peramivir helps treat the H1N1 flu by interfering with specific viral chemical processes.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] How to Use Peramivir

The medicine is given through an IV (needle in the vein).

[Revisions] [Writers] Side Effects and Warnings

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• This medicine does not treat the common cold.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Diarrhea.

• Low white blood cell count.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Severe behavioral problems.

• Significant change in thinking clearly and logically.

• Severe nausea or vomiting.

• Any rash.

• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.