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Amantadine

 
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    Oral
    Amantadine
    Symmetrel 
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Inhibits the ion channel function of M2 proteins on the viral membrane, preventing uncoating and disassembly of the virus once it enters cells.
    • Microbiology
    • Active against influenza A; no activity against influenza B.

Clinical Use

    • Indication
    • Influenza A prophylaxis.
    • Adverse Effects
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