Monotherapy with oseltamivir shows greater efficacy than its combination with zanamivir, and than zanamivir alone, in patients with seasonal influenza, according to a study presented here at the 20th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID).

“Theoretically, the combination of 2 antivirals would be more powerful and diminish the risk of developing resistant strains,” said Cécile Charlois-Ou, MD, Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Paris, Paris, France, during a presentation on April 13. [snip]

[Presentation title: Efficacy of Combined Oseltamivir-Zanamivir Compared to Monotherapy of Each in Treatment of Seasonal Influenza: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Abstract O501]

http://www.docguide.com/news/content.nsf/news/852576140048867C852577060054F09D?OpenDocument&subsid=FDE48C5AAAA580E785256BD5007E630B&lan=English

Link to program:
http://www.congrex.ch/eccmid2010/

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