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: 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.

Axcel Dextrozine
dextromethorphan hydrobromide + promethazine hydro...

Indication: Relief of congestion & dry irritating cough eg, those associated w/ common cold, upper resp tract infectio...

1  /  14
Digital Edition
Asia's trusted medical magazine for healthcare professionals. Get your MIMS Respirology - Malaysia digital copy today!
Sign In To Download
Editor's Recommendations
Most Read Articles
Pearl Toh, 03 Jan 2019
Chemotherapy was associated with an increased risk of amenorrhoea among women with lung cancer, which may place them at a higher risk for early menopause, a study suggests.
26 Dec 2018
Secondhand exposure to aerosols from electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) may contribute to asthma exacerbations in young people with asthma, a study has found.
Tristan Manalac, 11 Sep 2018
The immediate reduction of cigarette nicotine content results in greater improvements in levels of smoke exposure biomarkers than gradual reduction, though withdrawal symptoms are stronger, according to a recent study.
Pearl Toh, 31 Jul 2017
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a noninvasive ventilation, may help improve respiratory rate and reduce mortality in children with respiratory distress, particularly in those younger than 1 year, a recent study showed. CPAP intervention was initiated by nurses with minimal physician supervision in the study, supporting the use of noninvasive ventilation in low-resource settings where laboratory diagnostic tests are not readily available.