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1

What are the two types of flu?

Flu A (96%)
Flu B (4%)

2

What are the two types of Flu A?

H1N1
H3N2

*both always evolving!

3

If you get a flu vaccine, how long till you become protected?

1-2 weeks, and you're only protected from 3-4 strains

4

How long will the flu vaccine last?

~6 months

*4 months if older adult

5

Can the flu vaccine cause you to get the flu?

NO!

6

What is the flu medication to know?

OSELTAMIVIR

7

How old must you be to get oseltamivir?

1 year old!

8

What is the MOA of oseltamivir?

Oseltamivir inhibits the enzyme NEUROMINDASE, a viral enzyme that is required for replication. As a result of neuromindase inhibition, newly formed viral particles are unable to BUD OFF from the CR and infect host cells--Hence, viral replication is STOPPED

9

What are the adverse effects of oseltamivir?

Extremely well tolerated
N/V

10

N/V is one of the adverse effects of oseltamivir. Is it okay to take this medication with food?

Yes

11

What is the optimal time period to begin taking Oseltamivir?

Within 48 hours

12

Why must you take Oseltamivir within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms?

Benefits decline greatly when treatment is delayed.

13

Oseltamivir decreases the ___ of _____

Duration of symptoms

14

Oseltamivir is effective at preventing influenza. Is this a substitute for a vaccine?

NO!

15

Oseltamivir is even protective at preventing the __ flu.

Swine flu