An unqualified endorsement for Tamiflu.
If your husband/wife/significant other/posslq/roommate/kid brings home the flu from work/school, run to the doctor the minute you show the first symptom. Say, "I want my Tamiflu".
Or Relenza - I think it's the same thing, only one's a pill and one's a nasal spray.
If you take it within the first two days of symptoms, it's a wonder drug. They should have named it Flu-B-Gone.
The fine print: it's not cheap, and apparently it makes some people nauseous. (I was fine though.)
This should be an over the counter drug, and employers should hand it out like candy when the first person in an office is out sick with the flu.
The doctor's phone was busy for over 2 hours, and his office was as crowded as I've ever seen it. I think half the people in Birmingham must have the flu now. Half the ones in the Trussville area, anyway.