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2019 Dec

Infect Dis Ther



Safety, Resistance, and Efficacy Results from a Phase IIIb Study of Conventional- and Double-Dose Oseltamivir Regimens for Treatment of Influenza in Immunocompromised Patients.


Mitha E, Krivan G, Jacobs F, Nagler A, Alrabaa S, Mykietiuk A, Kenwright A, Le Pogam S, Clinch B, Vareikiene L
Infect Dis Ther. 2019 Dec; 8(4):613-626.
PMID: 31667696.


Immunocompromised patients infected with influenza exhibit prolonged viral shedding and higher risk of resistance. Optimized treatment strategies are needed to reduce the risk of antiviral resistance. This phase IIIb, randomized, double-blind study (NCT00545532) evaluated conventional-dose or double-dose oseltamivir for the treatment of influenza in immunocompromised patients.