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Why should I take prescription medicine if I have the flu?

Prescription medicine can make your flu illness milder and make you feel better faster. These medicines do more than just relieve the symptoms. They can help prevent serious health problems that can result from flu illness and work best when started within 2 days of getting sick. So talk with your doctor now about what to do if you start to feel sick, and call your doctor as soon as you get flu symptoms.

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