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What is Influenza?

Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is not known to be effective against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and must not be taken as a treatment for this. Please see the latest government advice if you are concerned about coronavirus. For up to date advice about what to do if you are experiencing symptoms, please visit the dedicated NHS pages.

Influenza is an extremely contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It is commonly known as the flu or seasonal flu, although other types of flu exist, such as swine flu and avian flu. It can affect both the upper and lower respiratory tracts, spreading between the nose, throat and lungs. It is spread easily by coughs and sneezes and has a relatively long contagious period, which can start 1-2 days before noticeable symptoms, right up to 7 days after symptoms first started.

This service is for people who do not currently have flu but wish to guard themselves should they get the flu, or if they come into close contact with someone who has flu, avian flu or swine flu.

All services provided by Anytime Doctor are safe, fast and confidential. You can obtain treatment within the privacy of your home and without the inconvenience of waiting for an appointment.

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  • Genuine medication prescribed and dispensed by UK GPs and pharmacy
  • Free next day UK delivery
  • Discrete service, no face to face appointments needed
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Treatment Options

  • Antiviral medicine to reduce the symptoms of flu
  • Reduces risk of developing more serious complications
  • Can also be used to prevent risk of flu after exposure to influenza virus
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How the service works

Complete consultation

Complete a free online medical consultation. Your answers provide our doctors with the information they need to safely recommend the right treatment for you.

Choose treatment

A doctor will review your consultation and, if it is safe to do so, approve you for treatment. Our doctors will suggest suitable treatment options, including dosage and treatment duration. Select your medicine and complete your order using our secure payment system.

Prescription issued

All prescriptions are sent electronically to our UK based partner pharmacy, ready for dispatch. Our partner pharmacy is regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council and only dispenses genuine branded medicines licensed for use in the UK.

Medicine delivered

Medicines require a signature upon delivery. Most orders are dispensed and dispatched for delivery the next working day. All orders are sent using discrete packaging with no mention of Anytime Doctor or the parcel content. Upgrade to same day delivery for orders within the M25.

All of our prices are fully inclusive. When buying your treatment online our price includes the cost of the consultation, the issuing of a private prescription, dispensing of the medicine itself, free delivery and doctor after-care. There are no hidden extras.

We aim to offer you similar pattern of healthcare as if you were to visit your normal GP for a face to face consultation. We believe it is important that you complete a medical consultation to ensure that the treatment option you are requesting is appropriate for your needs. Our GMC registered doctors are also able to suggest treatment options for you if you prefer. Once a doctor has approved you for treatment all prices are clearly displayed. Your medical consultation and registration is free and you are under no obligation to purchase any treatment after your consultation.

In order to manage some conditions online, we are required to inform your GP about the medicine you have been prescribed. This will be clearly highlighted during your consultation. We will not contact or share this information with your GP without your consent. You are required to provide consent each time you order, so you remain in full control of when we contact your GP on your behalf.

Your Anytime Doctor medical record is confidential and securely stored on our UK data servers. We will never share your details unless you expressly ask us to do so.

  • high temperature (fever)
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • headache
  • general aches and pains affecting the muscles and joints
  • fatigue (tiredness)

Please note not all symptoms are always present.

The flu virus is spread by the small droplets of saliva coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. If you breathe in these droplets, you may become infected.

Antiviral tablets are used to accelerate the recovery process if taken within 48 hours of symptoms developing. This means that some of your flu symptoms can be relieved as well as reducing the length and severity of your flu. Tamiflu can reduce the time you are ill by one day and can reduce the likelihood of a serious complication such as pneumonia.

Tamiflu may help someone who is in close contact with another person who already has flu to avoid contracting flu themselves. Please note that the flu is a virus, so antibiotics will not work.

Last reviewed & updated  03/03/2020   Authored  06/01/2010

How our service works

  1. 1

    Complete a free online consultation

  2. 2

    Choose your preferred treatment

  3. 3

    Prescription issued by a GMC registered doctor

  4. 4

    Medicine delivered the next day

Why choose Anytime Doctor

  • UK based doctors and patient co-ordinators
  • Genuine & licensed medicines only
  • No hidden fees
  • Free discrete delivery
  • Genuine medication prescribed and dispensed by UK GPs and pharmacy
  • Free next day UK delivery
  • Discrete service, no face to face appointments needed
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