neuraminidase inhibitor


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neuraminidase inhibitor

Infectious disease Any antiviral that inhibits neuraminidase, an enzyme essential for replication of influenza and other viruses. See Influenza.

neuraminidase inhibitor

Any of a class of antiviral drugs that block neuraminidase, which helps the influenza virus to bud from cells it has infected so that it can spread to other ciliated epithelial cells of the respiratory tract. Agents in this class include oseltamivir and zanamivir.
See also: inhibitor
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A study of children aged 5-12 years old showed that treatment of their influenza with neuraminidase inhibitors reduced the duration of their illness by an average 1.
The influenza virus neuraminidase inhibitors zanamivir and oseltamivir were introduced into clinical practice in various parts of the world from 1999 through 2002 (1).
Anti-influenza drug prescription rates/100,000 enrollees and proportions of all anti-influenza drug prescriptions, United States, weeks 36-44, 2004 and 2005 * Anti-influenza prescription rates/ 100,000 enrollees of all ages, weeks 36-44 95% Rate ratio Confidence Medication 2004 2005 (2005/2004) interval Neuraminidase inhibitors Oseltamivir 27.
Comment: Neuraminidase inhibitors block the influenza enzyme that promotes viral release from infected cells and are effective against both influenza A and B.
Current influenza anti-virals or neuraminidase inhibitors for influenza require a minimum of twice daily dosing for the treatment of an influenza infection.
We also estimated the potential effects of intervention options, including the use of the relatively new antiviral drugs, neuraminidase inhibitors (7,8).
Other reactions included a risk of neuropsychiatric events such as confusion or delirium, as well as serious skin reactions, although these are similar reactions to other neuraminidase inhibitors.
Inavir is a long-acting neuraminidase inhibitor developed by Daiichi Sankyo for the prevention and treatment of influenza A and B.
Use of the oral neuraminidase inhibitor oseltamivir in experimental human influenza: randomized controlled trials for prevention and treatment.
SAN DIEGO--The neuraminidase inhibitor peramivir inhibited about 99% of seasonal influenza A and B viruses circulating globally during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 influenza seasons, a large analysis demonstrated.
Tamiflu is a neuraminidase inhibitor, one of the preferred classes of antivirals used for treating and preventing influenza.
The pharmaceutical oseltamivir (Tamiflu) can stop the virus because it is a neuraminidase inhibitor.