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Medications for Influenza

Drugs associated with Influenza

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Influenza: A contagious viral infection of the nose, throat and lungs which often occurs in the winter.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
amantadine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: amantadine systemic

Drug class: adamantane antivirals, dopaminergic antiparkinsonism agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
oseltamivir Rx C N 159 reviews
7.0

Generic name: oseltamivir systemic

Brand name:  Tamiflu

Drug class: neuraminidase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylephrine Rx/OTC N N X Add review
9.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylephrine systemic

Brand names:  Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Severe, Sudafed PE Cold & Cough, Tylenol Cold & Flu Severe, Delsym Cough+ Cold Day Time, Mucinex Children's Cold, Cough & Sore Throat, Mucinex Fast-Max Severe Cold, Vicks DayQuil Severe Cold & Flu

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
acetaminophen / phenyltoloxamine Rx/OTC N N X 1 review
10

Generic name: acetaminophen / phenyltoloxamine systemic

Brand names:  Percogesic, Dologesic, Acuflex, Ali-Flex, Zflex, Myophen, Relagesic, Dologesic DF, Lagesic, RhinoFlex 650, Zgesic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / pseudoephedrine OTC N N X Add review Add

Generic name: acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / pseudoephedrine systemic

Brand names:  Theraflu Flu, Cold and Cough Powder, Comtrex Cold and Flu Maximum Strength Tablet, Theraflu Flu & Cough, Tylenol Cold

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine OTC N N X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine systemic

Brand names:  Coricidin HBP Cold & Flu, Congestant

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan OTC N N X Add review Add

Generic name: acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan systemic

Brand names:  Coricidin HBP Maximum Strength Flu, Triaminic Multi-Symptom Fever, Tylenol Plus Children's Cough & Runny Nose

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
zanamivir Rx C N 2 reviews
5.0

Generic name: zanamivir systemic

Brand name:  Relenza

Drug class: neuraminidase inhibitors, inhaled anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / diphenhydramine OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / diphenhydramine systemic

Brand name:  Diabetic Tussin Night Time Formula

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
peramivir Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: peramivir systemic

Brand name:  Rapivab

Drug class: neuraminidase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
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Alternative treatments for Influenza

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Influenza. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Influenza.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Flu; The Flu

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