January 27, 2014
Health Tip: Antiviral Can Help Manage Flu
It can help minimize severity and duration
(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 additional information:
- 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.