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- Antiviral Drugs for Treatment and Prophylaxis of Seasonal Influenza
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- Expanded Table: Antiviral Drugs for Treatment and Prophylaxis of Seasonal Influenza 2018-2019 (online only)
Antiviral Drugs for Treatment and Prophylaxis of Seasonal Influenza
January 14, 2019 (Issue: 1563)Antiviral drugs can be used for treatment and prophylaxis of seasonal influenza (see Table 1). Frequently updated information on influenza activity, influenza testing, and antiviral resistance is available from the CDC at www.cdc.gov/flu.
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- Baloxavir marboxil (Xofluza) for treatment of influenza. Med Lett Drugs Ther 2018; 60:193.
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- ACOG Committee Opinion No. 753: assessment and treatment of pregnant women with suspected or confirmed influenza. Obstet Gynecol 2018; 132:e169.
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- AC Hurt et al. Characteristics of a widespread community cluster of H275Y oseltamivir-resistant A(H1N1)pdm09 influenza in Australia. J Infect Dis 2012; 206:148.
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