Peramivir (By injection)
Treats influenza (the flu).
RapivabThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to peramivir.
How to Use This Medicine:
- Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
- A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
- This medicine should be given as soon as possible after flu symptoms start or after you are exposed to the flu (within the first 2 days).
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
- Tell your doctor if you have received a live influenza vaccine in the past 2 weeks. Do not use the live influenza vaccine for at least 48 hours after you receive this medicine.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease.
- Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Blistering, peeling, or red skin rash
- Unusual behavior
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Last Updated: 1/4/2018