Inosine pranobex is used to treat viral infections such as subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (a very rare complication of measles) and cold sores or infections of the skin, mucous membranes or genitals that is caused by the herpes simplex virus.
This medicine is also used together with other medicines to treat warts on the genitals.
Take Inosine pranobex exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Try to take it at the same time each day.
Take this medicine at regular intervals. Do not skip any doses. You must complete the entire course of Inosine pranobex. If you don't, the infection will not be properly controlled.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
Do not take Inosine pranobex if you ever had an allergic reaction (e.g. rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to this medicine or any of its ingredients.
Do not take this medicine if you currently have high uric acid level in the blood.
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
- history of abnormal metabolism of uric acid
- history of having high levels of uric acid in the blood
- kidney disease
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
For as long as you are taking this medicine, you may need to have regular blood and urine tests to check your body’s response to the medicine. Your doctor will advise you about how often you need to have these tests.
Inosine pranobex may cause any of the following side effects: constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, insomnia, rash.
If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop taking this medicine and inform your doctor immediately. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking zidovudine (medicine for HIV infection).
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.