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Adamantane antivirals

What are Adamantane antivirals?

Adamantane antivirals are only active against influenza A virus, an RNA virus, but has no action against influenza B virus. A viral membrane protein, M2, functions as an ion channel at two stages of the viral replication within the host cell. These stages are the fusion of viral membrane and endosome membrane, and the assembly and release of new virions. Adamantane antivirals block this ion channel.

List of Adamantane antivirals:

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Symmetrel (Pro)
Generic name: amantadine
7.2
3 reviews
Flumadine (Pro)
Generic name: rimantadine
No reviews
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

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Medical conditions associated with adamantane antivirals:

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