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1

how do neuraminidase inhibitors work

decrease viral replication of A and B influenza viruses

2

what is the age range of oseltamivir (Tamiflu)

any age

3

what is the age range of zanamivir (Relenza)

7 years old or older

4

what are some recommendations against use of zanamivir (Relenza)

1. underlying respiratory disease
2. allergy to milk or proteins

5

when should neuraminidase be given for flu treatment

within 48 hours of onset of illness; ( if severely ill may be started after; ICU pts.)

6

what is the adult dosing for oseltamivir (Tamiflu) treatment of the flu

75 mg capsule BID

7

what isthe adult dosing for zanamivir (Relenza) treatment of the flu

2 inhilations (10mg) BID

8

what is the duration of treatment of both Tamiflu and Relenza

5 days

9

what are the adamantine drugs

amantadine and rimantadine

10

what type of influenza virus do adamantanes treat

active aginst influenza A viruses only, not B viruses

11

what is an issue with adamantine for treating the flu with it

high resistance levels; not recommended by CDC for treatment

12

when should a patient be reevaluated for secondary bacterial infection if flu symptoms perisist?

if symptomatic beyond 19 days or worsen after 7 days after treatment is completed