Why Remdesivir injection medication prescribed?
Remdesivir injection is used in the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19 infection). Remdesivir is in an antivirals class of medications. It stops the virus from spreading, in the body.
How Remdesivir medicine is to be used?
Remdesivir comes in liquid form and as a powder. Powder to be mixed with liquid and injected slowly into a vein over half an hour to two hours by a doctor or nurse in a hospital. Usually, it is given once daily for 5 to 10 days. The period time of your treatment depends on how your body is responding to this medicine.
Remdesivir injection may cause major reactions during the time of infusion and after the infusion of the medication. A doctor or nurse will monitor you carefully. While you are receiving the medication. Report your doctor or nurse immediately. If you experience any of the following symptoms during or after taking the medicine: if you feel chills or shivering; nausea; if you feel vomiting; sweating; dizziness upon standing up; rashes on your body; shortness of breath; the abnormal heartbeats like a fast or slow heartbeat; or swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, or eyes. Your doctor may need to slow down your intake dosage of medicine or stop your treatment if you experience these side effects.
Ask your pharmacist or doctor for a copy of the manufacturer’s information for the patient it will help if there is any problem.
Some other uses for Remdesivir Injection
The FDA has approved an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to allow children whose weight is at least 3.5 kg to less than 40 kg or children less than 12 years of age whose weight at least 3.5 kg and are hospitalized with severe COVID-19 to receive remdesivir.
This medicine prescribed for other uses as well. You can consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information
Before Buying Remdesivir,
- If you think you have an allergy to remdesivir or any of the ingredients in remdesivir injection. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients used in this medicine.
- Notify your doctor, what other prescription and nonprescription medicines, nutritional supplements, vitamins, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. To be sure mention any of the following: chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine. May be Your doctor need to change the doses of your medications. Also, monitor yourself carefully for side effects.
- Inform your doctor if you have or ever had liver or kidney disease.
- Let know your doctor if you are pregnant and planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
For any emergency/overdose
If you are not feeling well due to over consumption of dosage. Then without wasting your time call the poison control helpline at 1-800-222-1222. Also, You can get more information online at https://www.poisonhelp.org/help. If the victim has collapsed, has trouble breathing, had a seizure, or can’t be awakened, immediately call emergency services at 911.
Some other information you should know
Keep all appointments secure with your doctor and the laboratory. To check your body’s response to remdesivir, your doctor will order certain lab tests.
If you have any questions about remdesivir injection ask your pharmacist.
You need to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription medicines you are taking. As well as any products if you are taking such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time. Moreover, it is also majorly important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.