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Amantadine (RX) for prevention of Influenza in healthy Seniors

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Influenza prevention in healthy Seniors - Evidence icon EVIDENCE | NEEDS MORE TESTING - 4 studies with 838 seniors - Circle icon EFFECTIVENESS | INEFFECTIVE - Circle icon SAFETY | DANGEROUS
Prevention of influenza A with Amantadine and Rimantadine. This treatment has been replaced by neuraminidase inhibitors and is no longer used in the USA. 4 studies conducted, with 838 seniors. Ineffective in prevention of flu type A infections. 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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