Beat the flu. Act fast and target the real suspect.

Learn about the flu


The flu is a serious illness
that strikes suddenly,
spreads quickly and can lead
to severe and life-threatening
complications – even in people
who are otherwise healthy.1,2

Take control of the flu with antivirals


Antiviral treatments are available from your doctor and can help you get better – fast.3–5

Act fast against
the flu


Help protect yourself and your family. Act within 48 hours of noticing symptoms to avoid suffering with the flu for longer than you have to.3–5

Target the real suspect, not just the symptoms.

Even in otherwise healthy people, the flu can lead to a range of severe and life-threatening complications,1,2 which is why it’s important to act fast.

But what can you do to beat it?

Unlike over-the-counter remedies, which only provide short-term relief from symptoms of the flu,3 antiviral treatments target the real suspect, the flu virus.4

By targeting the flu virus at its source, antiviral treatments can help to shorten the length of time you're ill, as well as minimising the risk of complications.5,6

When you get hit with the flu, target the flu virus directly, don’t just tackle the symptoms. Click on one of the topics below to learn more.

What  is
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Who is
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Have I
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How do
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Why act
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Antiviral treatments can help you beat the flu3–5
Ask your doctor if an antiviral is right for you.

It's important to speak to your doctor or healthcare provider as soon as possible. 


  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Flu symptoms and complications. Available from: . Last accessed: October 2020.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). How flu spreads. Available from: . Last accessed: October 2020.
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What You Should Know About Influenza (Flu) Antiviral Drugs: Fact Sheet, 2018. Available from: . Last accessed: October 2020.
  4. Stiver G. CMAJ 2003; 168(1): 49–56.
  5. Allen UD et al. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 2006; 17(5): 273–284.