Influenza or Flu is a contagious viral infection which can easily spread through coughing and sneezing. It will normally run its course for 7 to 10 days and often lead to people being bed bound.
Buy Flu Antivirals online which can be used to cure or prevent flu. DrFelix can prescribed Tamiflu on prescription without the need to visit your GP.
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What is flu?Influenza or flu is a viral infection spread through germs. It is not the same as a cold and is caused by different viruses since flu can often last longer and be more severe.
What can catch a flu?Flu is a year round problem but usually much more common in the winter months such as the norovirus around Christmas every year. Anyone can get the flu, the flu virus is highly contagious.
How is flu treated?Influenza is treated the the anti viral medicine Tamiflu 75mg capsules. Antivirals work by stopping the virus from multiplying in your body. There are two main types:
Tamiflu (oseltamivir)Tamiflu is taken by mouth (orally) in capsule or liquid form. You need to start taking Tamiflu within 48 hours of getting the first symptoms of flu. The dose is usually one tablet twice a day for five days. However, if you have kidney disease, you may be prescribed a lower dose.
Influenza is an infection caused by the influenza virus. The signs (symptoms) of influenza include the sudden onset of:
- fever (more than 37.8 °C),
- runny or stuffy nose
- muscle aches
- extreme fatigue
These symptoms may also be caused by infections other than influenza. True influenza infection only occurs during annual outbreaks (epidemics) at times when influenza viruses are spreading in the local community. Outside of the epidemic period, these symptoms will mainly be caused by a different type of infection or illness.
Influenza normally clears up within a week or so but can be treated with anti-viral medicine like oseltamivir (Tamiflu) or zanamivir (Relenza).
DrFelix prescribes Tamiflu on prescription which is the first choice of anti-virals for flu.
Tamiflu for treatment
Tamiflu should be taken twice daily for 5 days to treat flu / influenza.
Tamiflu for prevention
Tamiflu has to taken daily for a period of ten days after exposure for prevention.
Side effects of Tamiflu
Tamiflu often has no side effects but some people have reported these to be the common ones; nausea, diarrhoea, sore stomach and a headache.
there are no serious side effects of tamiflu but if you are concerned about any symptoms, speak to your regular GP.