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This page contains links to eMedTV Flu Articles containing information on subjects from Flu Treatment to Pandemic. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Flu Treatment
    As this eMedTV article explains, treating the flu generally involves rest, drinking plenty of fluids, and taking pain-relievers. This article also explains how four new drugs have been approved as well, including Tamiflu.
  • Flu Virus
    The flu virus is not only highly contagious; it's also highly changeable. As this eMedTV segment points out, this helps it to spread quickly from person to person. This article explains the history of this virus, how it spreads, and more.
  • Flue Shot
    As this eMedTV segment explains, the main way to keep from getting the flu is to get a yearly flu shot. This article gives an overview of how flu shots are made and provides a link to more information. Flue shot is a common misspelling of flu shot.
  • Flue Symptoms
    Chills, fever, and sore throat are common symptoms of the flu. This eMedTV selection takes a closer look at these and other symptoms, how long they last, and how they compare to signs of a cold. Flue symptoms is a common misspelling of flu symptoms.
  • Flumadine
    Flumadine is a prescription drug used for preventing and treating certain types of the flu. This eMedTV resource explains how the medicine works, describes its effects, and offers general dosing information.
  • Flumadine and Breastfeeding
    At this time, it is not known whether it is safe to take Flumadine while breastfeeding. This eMedTV resource provides more information about Flumadine and breastfeeding, and explains why the drug is likely to pass through breast milk.
  • Flumadine and Pregnancy
    Animal studies suggest that Flumadine may not be safe for pregnant women. This eMedTV article contains more information on Flumadine and pregnancy, and describes the complications that occurred when the drug was given to pregnant rats.
  • Flumadine Dosage
    For treating or preventing the flu in adults, the recommended Flumadine dosage is 100 mg twice daily. This eMedTV page also lists Flumadine dosing guidelines for children and includes dosing precautions for people with kidney failure or liver disease.
  • Flumadine Drug Interactions
    Aspirin, cimetidine, and acetaminophen are medicines that may interact with Flumadine. This part of the eMedTV site provides a list of other drugs that may cause an interaction and describes the potential effects of these Flumadine drug interactions.
  • Flumadine Flu Medication
    Taking Flumadine at the first sign of flu symptoms may shorten the duration of your illness. This eMedTV selection explores this medication in more detail, discussing how to take it, potential side effects, and more.
  • Flumadine Overdose
    Hallucinations, agitation, and an irregular heart rhythm could occur with a Flumadine overdose. This eMedTV Web page explores other possible effects of an overdose of Flumadine and describes the various treatments that are available.
  • Flumadine Side Effects
    Some of the most commonly reported Flumadine side effects include nausea, dizziness, and vomiting. As this eMedTV page explains, while most side effects are minor, some may require medical attention, such as depression, arrhythmia, or seizures.
  • Flumadine Uses
    Flumadine is used for the prevention and treatment of the flu. This article from the eMedTV Web site discusses Flumadine uses in more detail and explains whether the medication is approved for use in children or infants.
  • Flumadine Warnings and Precautions
    People with kidney or liver problems may not handle Flumadine as well as others. This eMedTV article lists side effects or complications that may occur with Flumadine. Warnings and precautions on who should not use this drug are also included.
  • Generic Flumadine
    There is only one strength of generic Flumadine -- Rimantadine 100 mg tablets. This page from the eMedTV archives describes generic Flumadine in more detail, lists its manufacturers, and explains whether it is equivalent to the brand-name version.
  • Generic Relenza
    At this time, there are no generic Relenza (zanamivir) products licensed for sale. This page from the eMedTV Web site offers information on when a generic version may become available and explains the difference between Relenza and zanamivir.
  • Generic Symmetrel
    As this eMedTV page explains, generic Symmetrel (amantadine) is available in the form of tablets, capsules, or syrup. This page lists the strengths that are available for generic Symmetrel and explains why insurance may not cover the brand-name drug.
  • Generic Tamiflu
    Generic Tamiflu is currently unavailable. This eMedTV article explains that the medication is protected by a patent until 2016. Once the patent expires, it is expected that a generic form of Tamiflu will become available for sale.
  • Influenza Pandemic
    An influenza pandemic differs from a seasonal outbreak of the flu. This eMedTV article takes a look at some of the flu pandemics throughout history and talks about whether another one is likely in the near future.
  • Information on Avian Flu
    This segment of the eMedTV archives presents a basic overview of avian flu. It includes information on how humans get the disease, symptoms, treatment, and more, with a link to even more details on this topic.
  • Is Pharyngitis Contagious?
    It is possible to spread pharyngitis (a sore throat) to other people. This eMedTV Web segment addresses the question, "Is pharyngitis contagious?" This article also describes some of the potential causes for this type of throat infection.
  • Over the Counter Sinus Infection Treatment
    Available without a prescription, decongestants and NSAIDs are often used to treat symptoms of sinusitis. This eMedTV Web article talks about these and other over-the-counter treatments that can minimize your sinus infection symptoms.
  • Pandemic
    A pandemic is an infectious disease affecting a large portion of the population of a large region. This eMedTV article offers more information on the definition of this term and provides links to specific examples of this event throughout history.
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