Influenza Antiviral Meds
Influenza Antiviral Meds
The majority of people who are sick from flu will suffer a mild illness and not needed medical care or antiviral drugs. If you develop symptoms of influenza, in the majority of cases should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, except to receive medical care.
However, if presents symptoms of the influenza and is within a group of high risk or is very sick or worried by his disease, communicate is with your provider of services of health (medical, Assistant medical, etc.).
It is likely to need an antiviral medication to treat influenza:
Antiviral drugs can treat influenza
Those drugs antiviral are different from the antibiotics. They are prescription medicines (pills, liquid or powder for inhalation) and non-prescription
Them drugs antiviral can alleviate the symptoms and shorten the period of the disease. Also can prevent complications serious by the influenza, such as the pneumonia
Is very important the use of them drugs antiviral during the stage early of the treatment against the influenza for people that are very sick of influenza (e.g.: them people that are hospitalized) and them people that contracted the influenza and that have a greater risk of develop complications serious because of the same, already is by the age or because have a disease of high risk. Other people may also be treated with antivirals during this season, as instructed by your doctor. However, the majority of healthy people who contract influenza do not need to be treated with antiviral medications.
Those studies show that them drugs antiviral give best results when is them begins to take inside them 2 days of sick is. However, start to take them more afternoon still can be useful, especially if the person sick suffers from a disease of high risk or is very sick from influenza (e.g., patients hospitalized). Follow the instructions of his medical with respect to the takes of these drugs.
if you get sick:
1. take medications antivirals, if they were prescribed by the Doctor
2. take precautions daily to protect to other people while is sick
While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to avoid getting them.
Cover is the nose and the mouth with a handkerchief to the cough or sneeze. Throw the scarf to the trash after using it.
Wash is the hands with water and SOAP often. If not is has of water and SOAP, use a disinfectant to hands from alcohol.
Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like flu.
3 stay in your home until it improves
If you are sick and have a flu-like illness, CDC recommends you to do rest in your home for at least 24 hours after the disappearance of fever, except for care of health or other needs. Fever should be gone without the use of NSAID drugs.
See other important information for ill people.