Methisoprinol

Description

Methisoprinol is an antiviral medicine used for the treatment of mucocutaneous infections due to herpes simplex virus (type-I and type-II), sexually transmitted infections like genital warts, and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), caused by the measles virus. It is also used in the exanthematous viral infections like chickenpox, measles, bronchitis, common cold (Rhinopharyngitis), etc. It is not recommended for use in the treatment of bacterial infections since it is not effective against them.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Methisoprinol

  • Headache
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Joint pain
  • Skin Rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Insomnia (Sleeplessness)
  • Nervousness

Uses of Methisoprinol

What is it prescribed for?

  • Mucocutaneous Herpes Simplex Virus Infection
  • Genital warts
  • Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE)
  • Exanthemic disease
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Methisoprinol or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Driving or Operating Machinery

Use of this medicine may cause blurred vision or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Gout

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from gout due to the increased risk of hyperuricemia. Regular monitoring of uric acid levels is necessary for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use in Children

Some formulations of this medicine are not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. In such a case, the patient should be monitored closely for any adverse effects.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Adefovir

Abacavir

Acarbose

Digitalis

Disease interactions

Hyperuricemia

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with hyperuricemia due to the increased risk of a rise in uric acid levels and other side effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with or without food, as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by reducing the growth and spread of the virus in the body. It also stimulates the immune system in the body, which helps to increase the body ability power to fight viral infections.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Antiviral agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 21 Aug 2019

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