Tamiflu - Globally Endorsed in the Treatment and Prevention of Influenza

Tamiflu - Globally Endorsed in the Treatment and Prevention of Influenza

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gpharma By gpharma Updated Oct 30, 2009

Tamiflu®: Globally Endorsed in the Treatment and Prevention of Influenza.

Tamiflu® ( oseltamivir INN) is an orally administered anti-influenza drug of worldwide proven value in the in the treatment and prevention of Influenza A and Influenza B. Tamiflu® is a member of a small class of drugs called neuraminidase inhibitors which have largely superseded the older, less effective anti- influenza agents, the adamantanes (1,2,3,4).

Both Influenza A and Influenza B remain a major worldwide health concern with well documented seasonal epidemics and, in particular with Influenza A, pandemics. Which cause significant morbidity and mortality to hundreds of thousands, if not millions during pandemics, along with social and economic hardship and human misery (5, 6, 7). The constantly changing antigenic nature of the influenza virus has hampered effective vaccine production and vaccine scientists are often locked into a game of catch up with the virus's changing immunological appearance. These fa...

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