What is flu?
Flu is a common illness that spreads from coughs and sneezes.1 It can cause a range of symptoms, and in some people can lead to life-threatening complications.2
What are flu antivirals?
Flu antivirals are a type of prescription medication used to help treat flu. they can help shorten your illness, and minimize the risk of complications.3
Why 48 hours?
Flu antivirals can help you to quickly feel better and minimize spread to others.4 However, to be most effective, they must be taken within 48 hours of your symptoms starting.4
How do flu antivirals work?
Flu antivirals work differently compared to over-the-counter medicines; they treat the flu virus directly, rather than just the symptoms.5,6
Fact vs. fiction
Uncertain about symptoms? Confused about treatment? It can be hard to know what's true and what's not when it comes to flu. That's why we've separated the fact from the fiction for you.