SWINE FLU AND YOU
ARE THERE MEDICATIONS TO TREAT SWINE FLU?
Yes, CDC recommends Oseltamivir (brand name Tamiflu) and Zanamivir (brand name Relenza). Antiviral drugs are prescription medicines that fight against the flu by keeping flu viruses from reproducing in your body. If you get sick, antiviral drugs can make your illness milder and make you feel better faster. They may also prevent serious flu complications. For treatment, antiviral drugs work best if started soon after getting sick (within 2 days of symptoms).
WHAT CAN I DO TO PROTECT MYSELF FROM GETTING SICK?
There is no vaccine available right now to protect against swine flu. There are everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that causes respiratory illnesses like influenza.
Take these everyday steps to protect your health: