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Should you take an antiviral drug when you get the flu?

One antiviral medication has drawn criticism, but itís still a treatment option. Bad case of the flu? Antiviral medications, such as oseltamivir (Tamiflu) or zanamivir (Relenza), may reduce symptoms and help you recover from the flu a day or two earlier. But oseltamivir came under fire a few months ago for a lack of effectiveness. …

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