I tell my patients to take oscillococcinum at the first sign of a cold or flu. I recommend one capful (10-15 granules) t.i.d. for one day. This is a safe and gentle remedy that consistently stops the illness from progressing. When taken once monthly throughout flu season, oscillococcinum even appears to act preventively.—LIA BELLO, FNP, Questa, N.M. (139-13)