Fighting the Flu With Antiviral Drugs
The best way to prevent the flu is to be vaccinated every year. But what if you end up with the flu? You may need to take prescription antiviral medications if you are at high-risk for complications.
For the 2012-2013 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends oseltamivir and zanamivir for the treatment of the flu.
Last reviewedOctober 2013by Michael Woods, MD
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