Zanamivir and Oseltamivir are indicated for treating infection from influenza A and B viruses.
Thess drugs are used in treating influenza infection, and shows to decrease symptoms by a day. It can also be used in providing prophylaxis in patients who are exposed to the virus, and has shown to decrease infection by 1-12%.
These drugs render the virus unable to escape from the host cell that it has infected. Thus, it is unable to infect other cells.
Zanamivir and Oseltamivir work to inhibit viral transmission by binding to the active site of viral neuraminidase. This make the infected host cell unable to bud.
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