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PERAMIVIR is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat some kinds of influenza or the flu. It will not work for colds or other viral infections. Compare neuraminidase inhibitors.

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Tamiflu Prescriptions Reveal Shocking Flu Trend

Tori Marsh - February 11, 2018

In what appears to be the worst flu epidemic in years, prescriptions for Tamiflu (oseltamivir) are soaring – outpacing last year’s prescriptions by a factor of 10 or even 14 times higher this year in some states, with a nationwide rate that is more than 5 times higher than last year.

According to a GoodRx analysis of a nationally representative sample of US prescriptions, pharmacy fills for Tamiflu, the most popular medication to treat the flu, are increasing, with some notable geographic variations. See More

Here’s How To Save on Tamiflu This Flu Season

Tori Marsh - February 02, 2018

This year’s flu season is in full swing, and it’s bad. High flu activity has been reported in all states except for Hawaii and flu season is only halfway over. Prescriptions for Tamiflu (oseltamivir) are 6 times higher nationwide than a year ago, with reported shortages in some cities, according to the FDA.   

Between missed work, doctors visits, and medical costs, the flu can get expensive. Tamiflu is the most commonly prescribed treatment for the flu, but it’s not cheap. See More

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