Flu symptoms are nasty. The fever, coughing, sore throat, ugh, makes for a miserable feeling. 1 way to treat your flu and to reduce your symptoms is to use an FDA-approved antiviral drug recommended by the CDC, called Tamiflu. By taking this medication according to the CDC it can lessen your flu symptoms by 1 to 2 days.
But according to recent reports, the effectiveness and safety of Tamiflu is being questioned by some doctors.
Based a Bloomberg report, the research firm Cochrane Collaboration was commissioned by the U.K. National Institute for Health Research to investigate the perceived benefits to taking Tamiflu and any potential side effects to the drug, and now Doctors are questioning the effectiveness and safety of the main drug used to treat pandemic flu.
International experts said Tamiflu cuts the duration of symptoms, but they found no clear evidence that it reduced the number of patients needing hospital treatment.