A client with symptoms of influenza

A client with symptoms of influenza that started the previous day ask the clinic nurse about taking oseltamivir (Tamiflu) to treat the infection. Which response should the nurse provide?

y. Advise the client once symptoms occur is too late to receive an influenza vaccination

z. Refer the client to the healthcare provider at the clinic to obtain a medication prescription

aa. Explain to the client that antibiotics are not useful in treating viral infections such as influenza

bb. Instruct the client that over the counter medications are sufficient to manage influenza

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