Based on substandard and biased research, largely unpublished, antiviral drugs oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) shorten the course of influenza by 0.6-0.7 days. They do not reduce the risk of pneumonia and hospitalization.
Sales of Tamiflu more than 18 billion dollars.Most of the sold stocks were not used.Preparations are not recommended if it has been more than 48 hours from the onset of symptoms.
Tamiflu and Relenza are useless drugs that do more harm than good. I have seen how patients in nursing homes and staff begin because of them vomiting, diarrhea, hallucinations, delirium, and worsening cognitive function. The IOM recommends taking 600 IU vitamin D for those under 70 years old to reach the level of 50 nmol/L in 97.5% of people. However, their recommendation contains a statistical error, and in fact, you need to take 8800 IU to achieve this For several years, as I and my colleague have given vitamin D to patients, and most of them have a vitamin level of more than 100 nmol/L. We rarely see patients with influenza or ARD, and when we see, we give them shock doses of vitamin D (a one-time dose of 50,000 IU, or 10,000 IU three times a day for 2-3 days) Symptoms completely pass for 48-72 hours Vitamin D costs a penny for 1000 IU, that is, this treatment costs less dollar.