"You know, we knew it was not going to be cheap, getting five prescriptions for the flu, but when the pharmacy told us it was $500 it was kind of a shock."But some doctors and pharmacists say there are alternatives. Dr. Chad Edwards with Revolution Health treats patients with vitamin IVs and nutritional advice.
Pharmacist Chris Shiller recommends that if you don't go the Tamiflu route, to drink lots of water and treat the most severe symptoms.
"You know you've got your Tylenol or your ibuprofen, your fever, same thing, nausea and vomiting -- these are things over the counter and prescription that can treat those."
But Shiller says always consult your pharmacist before self medicating. You could be overdoing it. But regardless of preference or cost, dads like Dustin say if it helps, they'll try it.
"It's one of those -- I think your hands are kind of tied, especially when it comes to your kids, you're not going to. If it was $1000 for a prescription, you're going to try to find a way to go get it if that's what they need to get better."
We looked up some statistics and according to a map Walgreens released, Oklahoma ranks number 1 in flu activity in the country. Medical professionals recommend that if you feel flu-like symptoms coming on, head to the doctor as soon as you can.
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