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Amantadine hydrochloride for Prevention and Treatment of Flu in Children with Flu

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Flu treatment in Children with Flu - Evidence icon EVIDENCE | NEEDS MORE TESTING - 3 studies with 382 children - Circle icon EFFECTIVENESS | NEGLIGIBLE BENEFITS for fever - Circle icon SAFETY | DANGEROUS
Treatment of Influenza A with Amantadine and Rimantadine. 3 studies conducted, with 382 children. Reduces the fever on the 3rd day of treatment for 1 in 6 treated children, and ineffective for other symptoms. Unknown impact on complications. Both drugs have irritating stomach and gut effects, while Amantadine may also impair the nervous system and lead to psychiatric symptoms.

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