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Flu in Adults Topic Guide

Flu in Adults Flu in Adults: Flu (influenza) is an acute infection of the nose and throat airways. This infection may spread to the lungs. Flu is the most frequent cause of acute respiratory infection in people of all ages. Symptoms of the flu include fever, severe aches and pains, headache, dry cough, sore throat, and at times vomiting and nausea. Treatment for the flu includes home remedies such as OTC pain relievers, rest, and hydration. Medical treatment for the flu includes antiviral medications.

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Flu in Adults Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

oseltamivir Oseltamivir

Oseltamivir is an antiviral medication that blocks the actions of influenza virus types A and B in your body...learn more »

zanamivir Zanamivir

Zanamivir is an antiviral medicine that blocks the actions of viruses in your body...learn more »

acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine Acetaminophen And Phenyltoloxamine

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer...learn more »

rimantadine Rimantadine

Rimantadine is an antiviral medication. It blocks the actions of viruses in your body...learn more »

amantadine Amantadine

Amantadine is an antiviral medicine that blocks the actions of viruses in your body...learn more »

naproxen Naproxen

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »