HEALTH – Demonstrate the effectiveness of an antiviral treatment to reduce flu symptoms


A European study, in which five centers of the Catalan Institute of Health (ICS) have participated, has demonstrated the efficacy of an antiviral treatment based on oseltamivir – widely used in primary school – to reduce symptoms in patients with influenza.

15 countries and 3,266 patients have been part of the work, being the Catalan territory the one that has contributed more patients, with 427 (13%) in an action coordinated by the Institute of Research in Primary Care (Idiap) Jordi Gol, as reported by the ICS in a statement.

According to the results, this drug allows these patients to recover a day earlier in the case of the general population and, in the case of older people, up to two or three days before.



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