Why not [symbol: see text]zanamivir?

  • Published 2001 in Drug and therapeutics bulletin


In 1999, Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB) and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) concluded independently that [symbol: see text]zanamivir (Relenza) should not be used in managing patients with influenza. Recently, reviewing further evidence, NICE revised its position regarding use of zanamivir in 'at-risk' adults: it recommends that, under specific circumstances, the drug should be prescribed for patients at risk who are able start treatment within 48 hours of the onset of influenza-like symptoms. We disagree with this revised advice reasons we explain here.

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@article{2001WhyN, title={Why not [symbol: see text]zanamivir?}, author={}, journal={Drug and therapeutics bulletin}, year={2001}, volume={39 2}, pages={9-10} }