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A Warning Against Fake Anti-flu Products


Flu season has become alarming once again, considering the challenges we are facing right now with COVID-19. It has and will still bring out the best and worst in people. The latter scenario may take the form of dishonest sellers promoting fraudulent anti-flu products to consumers. That is why it is always important to double-check the seller, distributor, and manufacturer of your pharmacy products first.

It is important to know whether these products, such as medicines, are evaluated and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for safety and effectiveness. The wide array of products, even medical supplies in New Jersey, that our health conditions are needing might be dangerous to us and our families, hence, it is always recommended to verify first.

Our pharmacy in Paterson, New Jersey can help you spot and avoid fraudulent products that might have been offered to you. 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. Those that have been duly approved are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for use against recently circulating influenza viruses. Approved anti-viral medicines are also listed by the FDA and CDC and these work best if administered soon after the onset of symptoms, which is within 48 hours.

Know that there are no legally-marketed over-the-counter drugs that prevent, treat, mitigate, or cure the flu. But there are legal over-the-counter drugs that can reduce its symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, congestion, and others that are typically associated with the flu.

Always consult your doctor before going after a medicine or vaccine brand, or call Park Ave Pharmacy to be sure.

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