Review: Neuraminidase inhibitors relieve influenza symptoms and reduce laboratory-confirmed influenza in healthy adults

Smieja, Marek
February 2010
ACP Journal Club;2/16/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 2, p10
Academic Journal
The article focuses on studies whether neuraminidase inhibitors are effective for preventing or treating influenza in healthy adults. The studies compared neuraminidase inhibitors with placebo, antiviral controls, or no treatment in otherwise-healthy persons who were exposed to naturally occurring influenza. It was found that neuraminidase inhibitors relieve influenza symptoms and reduce risk for laboratory-confirmed influenza but not influenza-like illness or influenza complications.


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