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Influenza Antiviral Medication Available at Two Local Pharmacies without Prescription

(ELMA, WA) – In an effort to reduce the spread of the flu virus, Summit Pacific Medical Center has teamed up with Elma and McCleary Health Mart Pharmacies to provide Tamiflu, an antiviral medication for treatment of the flu, without needing to see a doctor first.

Patients who see any of SPMC’s primary care providers and are experiencing symptoms of the common flu can go directly to the pharmacy for evaluation and treatment and get back home to rest quickly.

Criteria include:

  • Illness has been present for less than 48 hours
    • (Tamiflu is considered ineffective is started after the first 48 hours)
  • A fever of 100 degrees or more in the past 48 hours
  • Patient presents symptoms of nasal congestion, cough, sore throat, nausea or body aches
  • Sudden onset of symptoms
  • Absence of rash, hives
  • Between the ages of 5 and 65
  • Patient must not be pregnant, breast-feeding or immunocompromised

Patients who take Tamiflu are advised to follow up with a medical provider of condition worsens or does not begin to improve within 2-3 days. Certain health conditions specific to each patient’s health history could result in a patient being referred to a medical provider for the treatment of their flu. The decision to release the medication was made in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus.

The best protection from catching the flu is to get a flu vaccine, washing hands with soap frequently and avoiding contact with sick family, friends or co-workers.

Established patients of any of SPMC’s three primary care clinics can utilize SPMC’s new Same Day Clinic in McCleary if they are ill and are unable to get a timely appointment with their regular SPMC primary care provider.

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