Antivirals Recommended for Influenza Treatment & Chemoprophylaxis: Basics, Notes, Cautions

This influenza antiviral brush-up slide show reminds you of key features of the 4 FDA-recommended medications, at-a-glance.

Antiviral medications against influenza viruses are essential in the annual effort to reduce the widespread morbidity and mortality that are common results of the infection.

There are 4 FDA-recommended drugs available as treatment for or prophylaxis against the flu: the neuraminidase inhibitors oral oseltamivir (Tamiflu®), inhaled zanamivir (Relenza®), and intravenous peramivir (Rapivab®), and the cap-dependent endonuclease inhibitor baloxavir marboxil (Xofluza®).

Even if your familiar with all of them, click through this quick slide show based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention summary for clinicians on management of influenza.