There are several antiviral medications available by prescription that can reduce the symptoms and length of the flu if taken within the first 2 days of the onset of symptoms. There is some evidence that the medication might also keep you from passing the flu to others. Sometimes individuals in close contact with someone else who has the flu might take the medication to reduce his/her chance of getting the flu.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) encourages the use of antiviral medications particularly if you are at high risk for complications and/or are around a lot of people.
- If you are a student you can go to the Student Health Center to see about getting a prescription for the medication.
- If you are a staff or faculty member you need to see your personal health care provider.
For more information on antiviral medication go to:
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