Tamiflu, Relenza, and More

Decrease the Severity of your Flu Symptoms & Shorten your Illness. And we’ll support your recovery with the right script. Your Healthvio medical provider can offer the following flu medication choices:

Treatment list of flu

  • Antivirals

    Antivirals work by stopping the spread of the flu virus in the body. They are also thought to help treat symptoms caused by the flu. Common antivirals that we prescribe are:

    • Tamiflu (oseltamivir)
    • Relenza (zanamivir).
    • XOFLUZA (baloxavir marboxil)

    Note: When taken within 48 hours at the first signs of the flu, antiviral drugs can help accelerate recovery.

  • Antitussives

    Antitussives work by suppressing coughing, so your body can rest and recover. Common antitussives that we prescribe are:

    • Balminil DM (dextromethorphan)
    • Benylin DM (dextromethorphan
    • Buckley’s DM (pseudoeph-DM)
  • Note: People with certain chronic respiratory problems, such as asthma and lung disease, should not use these medications. Also, those with kidney, liver, or seizure health issues should not use this medication. Please share any known risk factors for further complications with your medical provider, as in-person care may be necessary.
    How It Works
    1. Answer some questions.

      Help your provider get up to speed on how to best help you by answering some questions pertaining to your medical history and symptoms.

    2. Select a consultation type & a provider.

      Select if you would like a live consultation or a questionnaire based consultation. Then, choose a provider that is licensed in your state of residence that you feel will best meet your needs.

    3. Receive your prescription.

      If appropriate, the provider will send your prescription electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.

    What Our Patients Are Saying


    Rated 5 out of 5
    January 31, 2023

    This medical service is fast and the best platform I’ve used. I could tell the questionnaire I filled out was created by medical professionals, as it was thorough. My MD prescribed antiviral medication and took time to ensure I had everything I needed to recover.

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    Rated 5 out of 5
    January 31, 2023

    I haven’t had the flu since I was little, so I wanted to ensure I covered all my bases. My MD was empathetic and offered many practical tips on how to recover. I’m feeling a lot better and will use Healthvio again!

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    Alex Dawson


    Rated 5 out of 5
    January 31, 2023

    My family doctor retired, and I panicked when I woke up with the flu. Thankfully, I heard about Healthvio. I downloaded the app and can now consult with a doctor without hassle or waiting. The care I’ve gotten has been incredible. I’d suggest this app to anyone who wants a healthcare alternative!

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    Treatment Options & Pricing

    Your Healthvio doctor will learn about your medical history, any risk factors, and your symptoms. They’ll work with you to create a targeted treatment plan to recover from the flu. Your treatment may include antivirals and ideally begins within 48 hours of the first sign of symptoms.

    The cost of your doctor’s appointment will be a one-time fee and depends on your selected healthcare provider.

    Our affiliated pharmacy offers transparent costs, budget-friendly pricing, and free shipping if you require a prescription.

    Flu Treatment Questions

  • What is the flu?

    Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It typically spreads through respiratory droplets when an infected person talks, coughs, or sneezes.

    The flu can cause a wide range of symptoms, including fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills, and fatigue. Although most people recover from the flu within a few days to a couple of weeks, it can lead to serious complications, such as pneumonia, especially in young children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with certain health conditions. The flu can be prevented with an annual flu vaccine and treated with antiviral medications if started early.

  • What are common flu treatment side effects?

    The most common side effects of flu treatments are usually mild and may include: nausea, vomiting, upset stomach and diarrhea.

    Not everyone experiences side effects from flu treatments, and most people only have mild symptoms or none at all. However, if you experience severe side effects or an allergic reaction, such as difficulty breathing, swelling, or hives, you should seek medical attention immediately. It’s always best to discuss any concerns you have about side effects with your healthcare provider.

  • What is included in the consultation fee?

    It includes a medical provider licensed in your state evaluating your Flu questionnaire and creating your personalized treatment plan, and writing prescriptions. The consultation fee does not include medication(s).

    If medication is prescribed, your Healthvio provider will send the prescription(s) to a pharmacy of your choice. You will pay the pharmacy for the medication(s) and the price will depend on the pharmacy and whether you pay with insurance or out-of-pocket.