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rimantadine (Flumadine)

-used to treat influenza A
-prevents the shedding of the viral coat (can't replicate)
-anticholinergic effects
-must take 48 hrs after first s/sx


acyclovir (Zovirax)

-treats herpes and CMV
-causes bone marrow suppression, neuropathy, paresthesia, confusion, renal toxicity
-treating the virus is dangerous


terbinafine (Lamisil)

-causes bone marrow suppression
-GI problems
-liver toxicity
-have good results except on scalp and nails


metronidazole (Flagyl)

-considered cancer causing
-causes Steven-Johnsons
-consuming alcohol can cause a disulfram like reaction


mebendozole (Vermox)

-causes metabolic collapse in the worm's physiologic process
-always use barrier contraceptives
-extremely teratogenic


trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim)

-interferes with the cell wall's ability to stay intact-->interferes with folic acid
-less dangerous than fluoroquinolones
-pt needs to stay out of the sun
-several diabetic meds interact and cause hypoglycemia