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Neuraminidase inhibitors (RX) for prevention of Flu in healthy Children

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  • Preventive treatment with Neuraminidase inhibitors (e.g. zanamivir, oseltamivir). 3 studies conducted, with 863 children. Prevents 1 case of influenza transmission when given to 12 children in households were a member already has the Flu. Mild side effects, including vomiting.

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If a household member has the flu, consider this treatment:

It prevents 8% of flu transmissions, but may evoke vomiting.

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Works best if taken within 2 days of being exposed to the flu, and should be taken for 10 consecutive days.

About Neuraminidase inhibitors (RX)

For example: Oseltamivir (Tamiflu), Zanamivir (Relenza)

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    Target Population:

    healthy Children, 2 to 16 years old

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    Varies according to age, weight and treatment. Oseltamivir usually up to 75 mg, twice-daily, for 5 days. Zanamivir usually up to 30 mg, twice-daily, for 10 days.

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    Prevention of Influenza infection, symptoms and complications

Research Summary

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  • 3 Clinical Studies
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  • Mild benefits
  • Benefits:

    In households were a member already has the Flu, it prevents 1 case of influenza transmission and flu symptoms when the treatment is given to 12 children.

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  • Risks:

    Common side effects include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, headache, nosebleeds and trouble sleeping. Rare side effects may include psychiatric symptoms, trouble breathing and seizures.

Influenza virus infection Overview

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    Medical problem:

    Flu (influenza virus infection and symptoms).

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    Symptoms and signs:

    Cough, dizziness, fever, headache, nausea, pains, runny nose, sore throat, vomiting and aches.

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    Ear infection, lung infection, Seizures.

Brand Names

Neuraminidase inhibitors (RX)

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