Clinical Pharmacologist Questions Flu

Are there any medications available to prevent the flu?

My uncle just came down with the flu, and I'm scared because I literally saw him before he got really sick. Are there any medications that I can take that prevent the flu?

1 Answer

First recommendation, get a flu shot if you haven't already. However, it does take a couple of weeks for it to take effect. In conjunction with the flu shot, or alternatively, Tamiflu can be taken to help prevent the flu. However, it is a prescription an it can be expensive (although there is a generic now), and it is usually recommended if someone in you household has the flu.