Treatment - Antiviral Drugs
Note: For the 2016-17 season, CDC recommends use of the flu shot (inactivated influenza vaccine or IIV) and the recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV). The nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) should not be used during 2016-17. The 2016-17 influenza vaccination recommendations are now available.
- What You Should Know About Flu Antiviral Drugs
- Antiviral Drug Supply
- Treating Influenza (Flu)[927 KB, 2 pages, 8 ½" x 11"]
Information for people with asthma, diabetes and chronic cardiovascular disease
- Questions & Answers: Opening and Mixing Oseltamivir Capsules with Liquids if Child Cannot Swallow Capsules
- Questions & Answers: Influenza Antiviral Drug Resistance
- Influenza Round Table: Antiviral Drugs
Dr. Joe Bresee explains the nature of antiviral drugs and how they are used for seasonal flu.
- Why CDC Recommends Influenza Antiviral Drugs
- Antiviral Drugs
- Additional Resources on Influenza Antiviral Drugs
More information about oseltamivir, zanamivir, peramivir, amantadine, and rimantadine.
- CDC Expert Commentary: 2016-2017 Influenza Antiviral Recommendations
Other Important Information For People Sick With Flu
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- Page last updated: January 24, 2017
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