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With swine flu threatening to reach pandemic proportions, the demand for Tamiflu has never been higher. With so many comments circulating in the media about this drug, we give you the facts

1. Tamiflu works by preventing the virus replicating and infecting adjacent cells, thereby containing the virus and lessening symptoms

2. Tamiflu can be taken in two ways. Firstly it will treat symptoms, alternatively it can be taken as a prophylaxis after coming into close contact with someone who has flu

3. If you are taking Tamiflu to treat symptoms, it must be taken...

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