Respiratory Infections


Respiratory Infections

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Revised guidance on use of antiviral agents for the treatment and prophylaxis of influenza, 2016-17 09 Nov 2016

Update: Nov 2016

This guidance covers:

  • definitions
  • treatment of suspected or confirmed influenza
  • use of anti-virals in pregnancy, breastfeeding, hepatic or renal dysfunction

The changes to 2016-17 guidance are:

  • improved layout and readability
  • removal of links to withdrawn and expired documents
  • updated content in section 1.3.4 “Unlicensed treatments”
  • updated appendices including a new summary algorithm for prescribing antivirals in Appendix 2 and the process for requesting zanamivir aqueous solution
  • a new “frequently asked questions” section at the end of the guidance
  • Health Protection Scotland
Last Updated : 10/01/2017