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Rimantadine for Prevention and Treatment of Influenza in Seniors

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Rimantadine (RX)

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Influenza prevention in healthy Seniors

Curefacts.com - Evidence icon EVIDENCE | NEEDS MORE TESTING - 4 studies with 838 seniors
Curefacts.com - Circle icon EFFECTIVENESS | INEFFECTIVE
Curefacts.com - 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 This treatment has been replaced by neuraminidase inhibitors and is no longer used in the USA. 4 studies conducted, with 838 seniors.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.

Rimantadine (RX)

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Influenza treatment in Seniors with Flu

Curefacts.com - Evidence icon EVIDENCE | NOT TESTED
Curefacts.com - Circle icon EFFECTIVENESS | UNCLEAR
Curefacts.com - Circle icon SAFETY | DANGEROUS
Treatment of Influenza A with Amantadine and Rimantadine. This treatment has been replaced by neuraminidase inhibitors and is no longer used in the USA. No valid studies conducted. Therefore, no data exists on benefits. 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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