Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
How effective are oseltamivir and zanamivir at decreasing post-exposure transmission of influenza?

Bottom Line:
For institutionalized seniors^ six weeks of oseltamivir or 14 days of zanamivir or will prevent one additional influenza case in every 25-27 treated. For every 7-8 households given post- exposure prophylaxis (PEP)^ one household will avoid anyone developing influenza.

Authors: Michael R. Kolber^ Christina Korownyk

https://www.acfp.ca/tools-for-practice/

Publication Date: 2016-12-1
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 13:38:30