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Medications for Influenza Prophylaxis

Other names: Flu Prevention

About Influenza Prophylaxis:  Measures taken to prevent a contagious viral infection of the nose, throat and lungs which often occurs in the winter.

Drugs Used for Influenza Prophylaxis

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Tamiflu C N 5 reviews
2.2

Generic name: oseltamivir systemic

Drug class: neuraminidase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

influenza virus vaccine, inactivated C N 9 reviews
7.5

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine, inactivated systemic

Brand names:  Fluvirin, Fluzone, Fluzone High-Dose, Afluria, Fluarix, Fluarix Quadrivalent, Flucelvax, Fluzone Quadrivalent, FluLaval, Afluria Quadrivalent, Fluad, Flucelvax Quadrivalent, Flublok, Flublok Quadrivalent, FluLaval Quadrivalent, Fluzone Intradermal Quadrivalent …show all

Drug class: viral vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Fluvirin C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine, inactivated systemic

Drug class: viral vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Fluzone C N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine, inactivated systemic

Drug class: viral vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Fluzone High-Dose C N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine, inactivated systemic

Drug class: viral vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

oseltamivir C N 7 reviews
4.3

Generic name: oseltamivir systemic

Brand name:  Tamiflu

Drug class: neuraminidase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Afluria C N Add review
10

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine, inactivated systemic

Drug class: viral vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

amantadine Off Label C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: amantadine systemic

Drug class: adamantane antivirals, dopaminergic antiparkinsonism agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

Fluarix C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine, inactivated systemic

Drug class: viral vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Fluarix Quadrivalent C N Add review
10

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine, inactivated systemic

Drug class: viral vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

influenza virus vaccine, live, trivalent C N 12 reviews
2.8

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine, live, trivalent systemic

Brand names:  FluMist, FluMist Quadrivalent

Drug class: viral vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Relenza C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: zanamivir systemic

Drug class: neuraminidase inhibitors, inhaled anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Flucelvax C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine, inactivated systemic

Drug class: viral vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Flumadine C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: rimantadine systemic

Drug class: adamantane antivirals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Fluzone Quadrivalent C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine, inactivated systemic

Drug class: viral vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

FluMist C N 11 reviews
2.9

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine, live, trivalent systemic

Drug class: viral vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

rimantadine C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: rimantadine systemic

Brand name:  Flumadine

Drug class: adamantane antivirals

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

FluLaval C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine, inactivated systemic

Drug class: viral vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Afluria Quadrivalent C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine, inactivated systemic

Drug class: viral vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Fluad C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine, inactivated systemic

Drug class: viral vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Flucelvax Quadrivalent C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine, inactivated systemic

Drug class: viral vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

zanamivir C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: zanamivir systemic

Brand name:  Relenza

Drug class: neuraminidase inhibitors, inhaled anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Flublok C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine, inactivated systemic

Drug class: viral vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Flublok Quadrivalent C N 1 review
10

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine, inactivated systemic

Drug class: viral vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

FluLaval Quadrivalent C N 1 review
0.0

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine, inactivated systemic

Drug class: viral vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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