Resistance to anti-influenza drugs: adamantanes and neuraminidase inhibitors.
Aeron C Hurt, Hui-Ting Ho, Ian Barr
Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther | Published : 2006
Development of effective drugs for the treatment or prevention of epidemic and pandemic influenza is important in order to reduce its impact. Adamantanes and neuraminidase inhibitors are two classes of anti-influenza drugs available for influenza therapy currently. However, emergence of resistance to these drugs has been detected, which raises concerns regarding their widespread use. In this review, resistance to the adamantanes and neuraminidase inhibitors will be discussed in relation to both epidemic and pandemic influenza viruses.