Although vaccination is the preferred option for preventing influenza, antivirals can be useful when the vaccine fails, for example, due to. At least one EU country the UK makes specific recommendations on when to use antivirals according to the levels of circulating influenza viruses as determined by surveillance. Resistant mutants to the M2 inhibitors have been detected in a number of countries and all current circulating influenza viruses are resistant to M2 inhibitors. Therefore, the use of M2 inhibitors in treatment of influenza is not recommended. In some countries, using evidence-based policies, antivirals are only recommended for adults who are at increased risk of the complications of flu. They are generally not recommended for otherwise healthy adults with ordinary influenza. Like all medicines they can have side effects in some people.
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Antiviral drugs are not a substitute for getting a flu vaccine. In this scenario, the antiviral stockpile is 81 million courses, 3 an amount that would treat a considerable proportion of cases, or provide a considerable level of prophylaxis depending on specific objectives, or satisfy both goals only in a limited way. If surveillance indicates that new cases continue to occur, chemoprophylaxis should be continued until approximately 10 days after illness onset in the last patient . Other less common side effects also have been reported. Anticancer agents Antimetabolites Alkylating Spindle poisons Antineoplastic Topoisomerase inhibitors.