influenza
INFLUENZA
The clinical spectrum of influenza ranges from asymptomatic infection to primary viral pneumonia that may progress to death.
Patients presenting with influenza-like illness (ie temperature of 37.8ºC, cough and/or sore throat and absence of a known cause other than influenza) might be infected with different types of influenza virus [eg avian influenza (H5N1)] as well as other respiratory pathogens.
A high index of suspicion is needed to recognize influenza in hospitalized patients.
Pneumonia is the most common complication of influenza virus.
Drug Information

Indication: Prevention of influenza disease caused by influenza types A & B viruses.

Indication: Prevention of flu in persons ≥65 yr; adults & childn w/ chronic pulmonary & CV disorders, chronic m...

Indication: Relief of symptoms associated w/ allergic rhinitis & common cold including nasal congestion, sneezing, rhi...

Indication: Relief of symptoms associated w/ allergic rhinitis & common cold including nasal congestion, sneezing, rhi...

Indication: Active immunisation of adults & childn from 3 yr for prevention of influenza disease caused by influenza v...

Indication: Prophylaxis of influenza in adult & childn from 6 mth who run a high risk of associated complications.

Indication: Relief from fever & mild to moderate headache, migraine, backache, musculoskeletal pain, myalgia & neu...

Alka-Seltzer
aspirin + citric acid + sodium bicarbonate

Indication: Relief of headache & upset stomach. Fever, colds & flu discomfort, muscular aches & pains.

Dosage: Adult ≥16 yr Temporary relief of minor aches & pains 1-6 tab every 4 hr. Max: 2.4 g daily. Acute MI 160

Indication: Reduction of sputum viscosity.

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