Influenza » Providing patient care
Last updated May 1, 2012
With new information about influenza in the media and medical journals everyday, it is important to know where to find up-to-date resources. The following links and references have been compiled so as to help you access current and accurate patient information on influenza prevention and management. With the constant changes in practice it remains your responsibility as professionals to interpret and apply this information to your practice.
Be sure to check back regularly for updates. Please also inform Practice Development if any of the URLs are no longer functional.
Patient Care Sites
HealthLink: 1-866-408-LINK (5465) or 780-407-LINK
Children < 1 years old:
Use of Antivirals:
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/cpip-pclcpi/ann-e-eng.php: (use of antivirals during a pandemic)
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/antivirals/side-effects.htm: (antiviral side-effects)
Antiviral Drug Interactions:
Clopidogrel & Oseltamivir
Shi D, Yang J, Yang D, LeCluyse EL, Black C, You L, Akhlaghi F, et al. Anti-influenza prodrug oseltamivir is activated by carboxylesterase human carboxy 1, and the activation is inhibited by antiplatelet agent clopidogrel. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 2006;319(3):1477-1484.
Fowler S, Lennon SM, Hoffmann G, Rayner CR. Comments on “anti-influenza prodrug oseltamivir is activated by carboxylesterase human carboxylesterase 1, and the activation is inhibited by antiplatelet agent clopidogrel.” J Pharmacol Exp Ther 2007;322(1):422-423.
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