Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tamiflu for Prevention of Influenza

Protect Family Members – Take Action Immediately

TAMIFLU is indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated acute illness due to influenza infection in patients 1 year and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 2 days. TAMIFLU is indicated for prophylaxis of influenza in patients 1 year and older. TAMIFLU is not a substitute for early and annual influenza vaccination. 1

  • Vaccination is the first line of defense against influenza. According to the CDC, antiviral medications can be effective for the prevention of influenza. 3

Protect Adults from Influenza Infection

TAMIFLU Helps Prevent Flu Transmission in Adults 1

Number of household contacts aged ≥12 years=405

  • The primary efficacy endpoint was the proportion of contacts of an influenza-positive index case with laboratory-confirmed clinical influenza 11

A cluster-randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted at 76 centers in North America and Europe during the winter of 1998-1999 that involved 377 index cases: 43% with laboratory-confirmed influenza infection. 11

Protect Children from Influenza Infection

TAMIFLU Provides Protective Efficacy Against Flu in Children 1 to 12 Years Old 1

  • Primary efficacy variable was the percentage of households with at least 1 secondary case of laboratory-confirmed influenza illness during the 10-day period after the start of treatment in the index case(s) 8

A prospective, open-label, randomized, parallel-group trial conducted in Europe and North America during the 2000-2001 influenza season with a total of 812 participants aged ≥1 year. Household contacts of index cases received postexposure prophylaxis with oseltamivir for 10 days or treatment at the time of developing illness (expectant treatment) during the postexposure period. All index cases received oseltamivir treatment for 5 days. 8

TAMIFLU is indicated for prophylaxis of influenza patients 1 year and older. TAMIFLU is not a substitute for early and annual vaccination.

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