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Name: Rimantadine HCl
Pregnancy Category C
Synthetic antiviral agent that inhibits viral replication, possibly by
preventing the uncoating of the virus.
Prophylaxis and treatment of illness caused by influenza A virus in adults
Prophylaxis against influenza A virus in children
Allergy to amantadine, rimantadine; lactation.
Use caution in the presence of seizures, liver or renal disease, pregnancy.
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