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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Antivirus Therapy

Za-NA-mivir and Osel-NA-mivir(oseltamivir)>>>both are Neuro-Aminidase inhibitors
They inhibit Influenza A and B Neuro-Aminidase(clips off sialic acids, thus aiding in release of virus).
Clinical use: prophylaxis mainly, but may decrease duration of flu symptoms by 2-3 days.
Side effects: nausea and vomiting

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