Health Tip: Antiviral Can Help Manage Flu01/28/14
(HealthDay News) -- If you have the flu, an antiviral medication
can help minimize the duration and severity of the illness.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers this
- Taking an antiviral can help reduce the duration of flu and
other viral illnesses by about one or two days.
- Taking antiviral medication soon after showing flu symptoms is
important for people who are chronically ill or hospitalized.
- Antiviral medication can help reduce the risk of developing
serious complications of the flu, such as pneumonia.
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