What are the goals of drug treatment for influenza?

Updated: Apr 23, 2019
  • Author: Hien H Nguyen, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and to prevent complications. Agents include vaccines and antiviral drugs. The uricosuric agent probenecid may be used as an adjunct to oseltamivir when extended exposure is desired. 


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