Antiviral Therapy in Patients With Influenza

Marie Welch, PharmD; Casey Mabus, PharmD; John A. (Jake) Galdo, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP


US Pharmacist. 2017;42(4):32-36. 

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Despite advances in preventive care, infection with the influenza virus sometimes occurs. In such cases, practitioners must be able to quickly identify patients at high risk for developing complications in order to lessen the morbidity and mortality associated with the influenza virus. Some patients may require chemoprophylaxis to prevent infection. The agents for treatment and chemoprophylaxis are the same, and pharmacists should play an active role in ensuring that the correct dosage is used for the correct indication.