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Ministry of Health sends 1 million boxes Tamiflu to states

Alexandre Padilha wants that states and municipalities facilitate access of the medicine combat the flu to the population

 
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The Health Ministry, on Monday (27), which is sending boxes of Tamiflu to ensure availability of stocks in the entire country. Until the moment, 1 million boxes were sent. The Tamiflu, whose active principle is the phosphate oseltamivir, is used to combat influenza.

To the minister of Health, Alexandre Padilha, states and municipalities should facilitate access of the medicine to the population. He recommended the making available of Tamiflu in health units, in the units of Pronto Attendance (UPAs) and in ready-aid. Such recommendations vain to the encounter the provisions of Treatment Protocol of Influenza 2013, elaborated by own ministry, that indicates the prescription and ease in access to the medicine.

Still according with the ministry, inventories, even before the sending, were 720.28 thousand boxes for adults and 87,666 for pediatric use. Are ten tablets per box, that would be sufficient to complete a treatment. To obtain the medicine, the patient must present to medical prescription, that can be of public network or of private network health.

The ministry recommends ingesting the Tamiflu, preferably, in the first 48 hours of the emergence of the disease in its severe form. This period is indicated for obtaining a best result, but the organ also indicates the medicine after these first hours. Flu symptoms are fever, cough or pain in the throat, headache, muscle pain and joints. The severe form of the disease is characterized by fever by more than three days, worsening of gastrointestinal symptoms, prostration, muscle pain intense and dejection.

According the note, all people members of the groups that have condition or risk factor and showing symptoms of Syndrome Influenza-like illness and Respiratory Syndrome Aguda Grave - like children smaller 2 years, pregnant women, puerperas, indigenous, elderly, obese and chronically ill - should take your medicine even that not occur the aggravation of the disease. The pregnant women need have an attention special, being necessary take the Tamiflu in until 48 hours even which have been vaccinated and that the severe form of the disease has not yet if manifested.

The prevention is based on simple habits, like washing well and with frequency hands with water and soap, avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose after contact with surfaces, not share objects of use personal and cover the mouth and nose with scarf disposable to the coughing or sneezing.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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