Antivirals for Flu Treatment

Did You Know?

Taking antivirals within the first 2 days of the onset of flu symptoms may reduce the duration of the flu. If you think you have been exposed, contact your doctor.

Antivirals are prescription medications that actively attack the flu virus and stop it from spreading to the rest of your body. In order to be effective, antiviral medications must be taken within the first 48 hours of onset of flu symptoms.

If You Get the Flu, Antivirals Can Help

If you or a family member comes down with the flu, antivirals may be a good option. Antiviral drugs are prescription medicines that can be used for prevention or treatment of flu viruses. If you get sick, antiviral drugs can make you feel better faster.

More Information on Medications and Antivirals

If you suspect flu, call your doctor immediately. You can download our list of
helpful Questions to Ask Your Doctor to help you make the most of your visit.