Amid Controversy about the Efficacy of Oseltamivir, Experts Recommend Antiviral Treatment for Patients with Influenza

January 13, 2015 10:01 PM

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Although some meta-analyses have called into question the efficacy of antiviral treatment, the Centers for Disease Control recommends empirical use of antiviral medications patients with symptoms suggestive of influenza.

Although this systematic review calls into question the efficacy of oseltamivir on the narrow criterion of symptom reduction, abundant evidence supports the efficacy of oseltamivir in prior outbreaks.

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