Favorable outcome after treatment with amantadine and ribavirin in a pregnancy complicated by influenza pneumonia. A case report

J Reprod Med. 1988 Apr;33(4):399-401.


The moderate impairment of cell-mediated immunity that occurs in pregnancy justifies concern when a pregnant woman develops influenza. We treated a woman for influenza pneumonia with respiratory failure at 33 weeks' gestation with oral amantadine and ribavirin inhalation therapy in conjunction with evacuation of the uterus and delivery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amantadine / therapeutic use*
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Influenza A virus / isolation & purification
  • Influenza, Human / drug therapy*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / drug therapy*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / drug therapy*
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Ribavirin / therapeutic use*
  • Ribonucleosides / therapeutic use*


  • Ribonucleosides
  • Ribavirin
  • Amantadine