Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Will a double dose of Tamiflu do the trick?

In the past year, you may have read about the debate over whether or not Tamiflu will be effective during a pandemic or if H5N1 is becoming resistant to it.

A clinical trial is about to be launched that will test whether doubling the dose of
oseltamivir (Tamiflu) will improve H5N1 patients chances of recovery and/or reduce illness in seasonal flu patients. The trial will last for two years

According to Thailand's MoH, animal studies with higher doses have yielded better survival rates.


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