TITLE

COMMENTARY: Review: Antiviral agents reduce risk for influenza in healthy adults and alleviate symptoms faster than placebo

AUTHOR(S)
Langley, Joanne M.
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 145 Issue 2, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents comments on studies related to examining whether antiviral agents reduce risk for influenza in healthy adults and alleviate symptoms faster than placebo. For prophylaxis of exposed vulnerable persons or treatment of those at high risk for complications, the most commonly used medications are antiviral. In the case of a poor match between vaccine and the circulating viral strain, antivirals are the only intervention for prophylaxis and treatment.
ACCESSION #
22493495

 

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