How Do Influenza Antivirals Work?

Reviewed on 10/20/2021

HOW DO INFLUENZA ANTIVIRALS WORK?

Influenza antivirals are drugs that inhibit the activity of the influenza virus.

Antivirals target the influenza virus by either inhibiting their replication or preventing their release from host cells. As a result, the virus fails to cause an infection in the host.

HOW ARE INFLUENZA ANTIVIRALS USED?

Influenza antivirals are used for treating:

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF INFLUENZA ANTIVIRALS?

Some of the side effects of influenza antivirals include:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

WHAT ARE NAMES OF INFLUENZA ANTIVIRALS?

Generic and brand names of influenza antivirals include:

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/antivirals-influenza

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