Oseltamivir adherence and tolerability in health care workers treated prophylactically after occupational influenza exposure

Lydia M Upjohn, Andrew J. Stewardson, Caroline Marshall

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Abstract

This survey of health care workers who were prescribed oseltamivir prophylaxis after occupational exposure to 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) documents their adherence, adverse effects, development of influenza-like illness, and knowledge and beliefs about the treatment and transmission of influenza. Adverse effects occurred in 15 of 36 participants evaluated (41.6%). The majority of the participants understood that influenza is highly infective and would take oseltamivir again, although 40.5% (15 of 37) thought they had not been given sufficient information about adverse effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1020-1022
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume40
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • H1N1
  • Nosocomial
  • Occupational health
  • Prevention
  • Side effects

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