Antiviral treatment and prophylaxis of influenza guidance for the 2016/17 season is now available

Publication Date: 08 November 2016

Antiviral treatment and prophylaxis of influenza guidance for the 2016/17 season is now available below.

This guidance covers:

  • definitions
  • treatment of suspected or confirmed influenza
  • use of anti-virals in pregnancy, breastfeeding, hepatic or renal dysfunction

The changes to 2016-17 guidance are:

  • improved layout and readability
  • removal of links to withdrawn and expired documents
  • updated content in section 1.3.4 “Unlicensed treatments”
  • updated appendices including a new summary algorithm for prescribing antivirals in Appendix 2 and the process for requesting zanamivir aqueous solution
  • a new “frequently asked questions” section at the end of the guidance

Antiviral treatment and prophylaxis of influenza guidance for the 2016/17