â€˘ Body as a Whole: Fever, chills, infection, enlarged abdomen, weakness, chest pain, edema, headache, injection site inflammation, uneasiness and pain.
â€˘ Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, loss of appetite, vomiting, abnormal liver function test, mouth ulcer, constipation, indigestion and eructation.
â€˘ Blood: Decrease in all types of blood cells.
â€˘ Respiratory: Increased cough and difficulty in breathing.
â€˘ Central Nervous System: Abnormal dreams, anxiety, confusion, depression, dizziness, dry mouth, sleeplessness, epilepsy, drowsiness, abnormal thinking and tremor.
â€˘ Skin: Hair loss and dry skin.
â€˘ Eye and ENT: Abnormal vision, taste perversion and ringing in the ear.
â€˘ Metabolic: Changes in liver enzymes and weight loss.
â€˘ Heart: High blood pressure, inflammation of vein and dilatation of blood vessels.
â€˘ Genitourinary: Kidney failure, abnormal kidney function and urinary frequency.
â€˘ Musculoskeletal: Joint/muscle pain, leg cramps and muscle weakness.
IV: The recommended initial dosage is 5 mg/kg (given intravenously at a constant rate over 1 hour) every 12 hours for 14 to 21 days. Maintenance: 5 mg/kg over 1 hour once daily, 7 days per week, or 6 mg/kg once daily, 5 days per week.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. It also comes as a capsule to take by mouth.
â€˘ Avoid rapid or bolus (large amount) administration.
â€˘ Caution should be exercised in patients with history of mental illness, epilepsy, kidney or liver disease, eye problems, decrease in blood counts, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
â€˘ It may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
â€˘ Avoid any vaccination, alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
It may lead to poor blood clot, avoid injury or bruising.
Store it at controlled room temperature (25Â°C to 30Â°C) and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
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