The flu season has become alarming, considering the challenges we are facing right now with COVID-19. The pandemic has and will still bring out the best and worst in people. The latter may take in the form of dishonest sellers promoting fraudulent anti-flu products to consumers. Hence, double-check the seller, distributor, and manufacturer before purchasing healthcare or surgical supplies.
Make sure to get products, such as medicines, that have the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for safety and effectiveness. As such, we offer FDA-approved medical supplies in Lodi, New Jersey, for our patients.
Our pharmacy services in New Jersey help you spot and avoid fraudulent products on the market. While a flu vaccine is the best prevention against influenza viruses, you must always be wary of its side effects and if such particular product is FDA-approved.
Furthermore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a list of clinically proven medical products. Be sure to check this list as your guide. The FDA and CDC have approved some anti-viral drugs, which work best if administered right after the onset of flu symptoms (usually within 48 hours of infection).
Know that there are no legally-marketed over-the-counter drugs that prevent, treat, mitigate, or cure the flu. But there are OTC medications that can reduce its symptoms, such as fever, muscle aches, congestion, and others. Always consult your pharmacist or doctor before going after a medicine or vaccine brand, or call EssexCare Pharmacy to be sure.