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by Robert MacKay, Friday, January 7, 2011 | Categories: Tamiflu

It has been reported that supplies of Tamiflu, the antiviral prescribed for the treatment of flu, are low and according to the Department of Health, this is not a national shortage but rather local supplies experiencing temporary depletion. The NHS however says that this is an issue concerning the national supply. Where the NHS cannot provide immediate supplies, private healthcare can.

For Tamiflu to prove effective, it must be taken in the early stages and within 48 hours of symptoms developing. Tamiflu is also taken to prevent the virus from manifesting if you has been in close contact with an infected person.

The manufacturers say that they can meet the demand of the public but the warning goes out to pharmacists and those who have the power to prescribe Tamiflu, to ensure they order sensible amounts of the drug and to avoid stockpiling. It is stockpiling that will cause a national shortage.

Tamiflu and Relenza are available for next day delivery at The Online Clinic following a short online consultation with one of our doctors.

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