Zanamivir as prophylaxis

Last reviewed 01/2018

A double-blind placebo controlled study of inhaled Zanamivir for the treatment and prevention of influenza in families had a 79% efficacy in preventing secondary cases when drug was given for 10 days to all exposed family members.


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