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Oseltamivir Syrup Tamiflu
The brand name is tamiflu. It is a prodrug, which means it is inactive until metabolized by a person's body into the active form. It blocks neuraminidase, an enzyme in influenza virus; by doing this, it prevents the flu virus from detaching from the host cell and slows the spread of the virus. It comes in a tablet form, as ...Read more
Helps some: This helps some patients if it is started soon enough. It works by decreasing viral reproduction, so if you have had it for more than 2 days, there is not much point in starting.( already well established) ...Read more
I was wondering what are the functional groups in the compound lidocaine (local anaesthetic) and compound oseltamivir (tamiflu)?
Local anesthetics: Local anesthetics are composed of an aromatic ring and an amine linked together by an intermediary link (either a ester or an amide). Lidocaine has a amide chain between. Activity of the local anesthetics are determined by changes in the aromatic ring or the amine ends if the compound. ...Read more
Yes: Taken early in the course of influenza this can markedly alter the severity of the disease and minimize the potential complications. Unfortunately some strains of influenza virus have begun to show resistance to oseltamivir. This data is available from cdc and other antivirals are also available. ...Read more
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Unclear question: Do you mean that you need to do pcr genetic study on the strain of flu that may be affecting you? Tamiflu should be taken within the first couple of days of infection for it to be effective. If you wait for pcr results, you would have missed the appropriate time for treatment. ...Read more
An antiviral drug : The brand name is tamiflu. It is a prodrug, which means it is inactive until metabolized by a person's body into the active form. It blocks neuraminidase, an enzyme in influenza virus; by doing this, it prevents the flu virus from detaching from the host cell and slows the spread of the virus. It comes in a tablet form, as well as a suspension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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