Antiinfluenza Agents

Influenza is responsible for several thousand deaths each year. Individuals over the age of 65, residents of long-term care facilities, and patients with long-term health problems (i.e., diabetes, HIV or AIDS, heart disease, kidney disease, lung disease, cancer) are at highest risk for severe influenza and complications. Yearly vac cination can prevent influenza infection and minimize the severity of symptoms in those who do contract this disease. However, infection can occur in immunized persons, because influenza viruses mutate rapidly and may not be covered by a particular year's vaccine. The following drugs are used in the treatment of influenza strains A and B and in some cases other viral infections.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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