What are the antiviral regimens for chemoprophylaxis in children younger than 1 year with suspected influenza?

Updated: Jan 29, 2019
  • Author: Christian E Sandrock, MD, MPH, FCCP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Oseltamivir prophylaxis (aged 3 months to 1 year) consists of 3 mg/kg/dose PO once daily for 5 days.

In children younger than 3 months, oseltamivir prophylaxis is not recommended unless the situation is judged critical, owing to limited data in this age group.


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