oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - New drug focus
Extracted from text ... 29 SA Pharmaceutical Journal - May 2006 DRUG INFO Tamiflu(r) - Not a substitute for influenza vaccination Approved indication Tamiflu(r) contains oseltamivir and is an antiviral agent indicated for the treatment of influenza in adults and children over the age of 1 year. It is also indicated for the prevention of influenza in adults and adolescents over the age of 13 years. Mode of action Oseltamivir is a pro-drug and a selective inhibitor of influenza virus neuraminidase enzymes. Viral neuraminidase is essential for the release of newly formed virus particles from infected cells and the spread of infectious virus. The ..
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