Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)
- Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is (( to be written by a healthcare professional))
- In general, for adults, children and newborns, inject by intravenous infusion 3 times a day.
- For adults and children, inject for 7 days, and for neonatal HSV infection, inject for 10 days, as an indication.
The duration of use may be extended according to symptoms of the patient.
Precautions while taking this medicine
- Please take a larger amount of water than usual. However, if you have been instructed fluid restriction, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
- This medicine may cause consciousness disorder, etc. Pay close attention to operate in potentially hazardous activities such as driving a car. Especially, patient with renal dysfunction may cause consciousness disorder easily. Avoid operating in potentially hazardous activities, if you are instructed to refrain it.
Possible adverse reactions to this medicine
The most commonly reported adverse reactions include fever, rash, erythema, hives, itch, blister, fixed drug eruption, photosensitivity, nausea and vomiting. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
- respiratory distress, angioedema, hives [anaphylactic shock, anaphylaxis]
- high fever, general malaise, hematuria, subcutaneous bleeding in limbs [pancytopenia, agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia, disseminated intravascular coagulation syndrome, thrombocytopenic purpura]
- decreased urine output, edema of limbs/face, general malaise [acute renal disorder, tubulointerstitial nephritis]
- consciousness disorder (coma), hallucination, convulsion [neuropsychiatric symptom]
- high fever, bloodshot eyes, erythema [toxic epidermal necrolysis, mucocutaneous-ocular syndrome]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.