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Rimantadine hydrochloride for Prevention and Treatment of Influenza virus infection in Healthy Adults

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Influenza virus infection prevention in healthy Adults - Evidence icon EVIDENCE | WELL TESTED - 21 studies with 25,783 adults - Circle icon EFFECTIVENESS | MILD BENEFITS - 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 This treatment has been replaced by neuraminidase inhibitors and is no longer used in the USA. 21 studies conducted, with 25,783 adults. Prevents 25% of influenza-like-illness in and over 60% of confirmed flu type A infections during influenza A epidemic outbreaks. Unknown impact in flu 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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