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Does Tamiflu really work?
Prescription Tamiflu is not a cure all, but it can decrease the duration of illness by 30% to 40%, and decrease flu severity by about 40% if taken in the first 36 to 48 hours of illness. It c... read more
Source: Laura Kehler, GCH Infection Prevention Coordinator
Prescription Tamiflu is not a cure all, but it can decrease the duration of illness by 30% to 40%, and decrease flu severity by about 40% if taken in the first 36 to 48 hours of illness. It can also help prevent flu illness in people who have come into close contact with a flu patient.
It’s important to note, because of the severity of this year’s flu outbreak, pharmacies are struggling to meet the demand for Tamiflu. If it’s too late for a flu shot and you’re experiencing early flu symptoms, stay home and call your doctor. If you need a physician you can call the GCH Physician Referral Service at 877.717.WELL.