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Several drugs fight flu

...Drug Administration approved it for this purpose in 1976, though relatively few doctors prescribed it. A chemical cousin, Flumadine (rimantadine), was introduced in 1993. Like amantadine, it is effective against type A flu when taken within 24 to 48...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/30/liv_396587.shtml
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When treating the flu, few options available

...the product can reduce the chance of lower respiratory infections. Two older drugs also are on the market, Symmetrel and Flumadine, both of which are directed only at type A flu. Beyond that, over-the-counter medications including pain relievers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/09/liv_389822.shtml
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Totally fluless? Not yet, but science is working on it

...GS4104 that was developed by Gilead Sciences Inc. and Hoffman-LaRoche. Unlike two older flu medicines, Symmetrel and Flumadine, these drugs work against both influenza A and B, the two major strains of the virus, and have fewer side effects. Some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/08/tec_244198.shtml
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The people's pharmacy: digestive problems

...there are two antiviral prescription medications that may be helpful. Either amantadine (Symmetrel) and rimantadine (Flumadine) can speed recovery if taken within 24 to 48 hours of the onset of symptoms. Write to Joe and Teresa Graedon at Graedon's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/27/uga_221327.shtml
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The people's pharmacy: digestive problems

...there are two antiviral prescription medications that may be helpful. Either amantadine (Symmetrel) and rimantadine (Flumadine) can speed recovery if taken within 24 to 48 hours of the onset of symptoms. Write to Joe and Teresa Graedon at Graedon's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/27/ent_221359.shtml
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Guide helps reduce cold, flu symptoms

...ear infections or pneumonia call for antibiotics. A pair of antiviral drugs, amantadine (Symmetrel) and rimantadine (Flumadine), can help ward off A-type flu or lessen its severity -- if they are given promptly, within the first day or two after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/08/liv_220269.shtml
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The people's pharmacy: Drug names carry hidden hazards

...clearing the nose. Its competitor Allegra is another easy-to-pronounce name that implies energy and pleasant activity. Flumadine tells everyone that it fights the flu. Some current efforts may not translate easily into everyday speech, though. Fosamax...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/12/16/ent_219110.shtml
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New drug found effective against flu if given early

...Hoffman-LaRoche. Two other flu medicines are already on the market. They are Symmetrel, known generically as amantadine, and Flumadine, known generically as rimantadine. Both are effective against influenza A, which causes about two-thirds of the estimated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/09/25/ent_215111.shtml
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Dispensing medication requires patience

...likely with less familiar medications. Pharmacists tell us they are having difficulty with drug pairs such as the flu drug Flumadine and flutamide for prostate cancer. Another confusing duo is the anticonvulsant Topamax and Fosamax for osteoporosis. We...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/24/ent_210327.shtml
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