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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
CDC recommends against: use for influenza A, in the US due to high level of rimantadine resistance among currently circulating strains
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
Flumadine (rimantadine): This is antiviral against influenza a, taken for short period, maximum 2 weeks can cause irritability, dizziness, insomnia, hallucinations---- could ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: Its generally well tolerated and safe. It is effective in shortening the course of the illness, if used early in the illness. Continue to follow your ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Flumadine allergy: Allergies occur when the immune system produces antibodies in reaction to allergens. Famadine is an antiviral drug which can be used to prevent/ tx ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
When used properly.: Their usefulness is limited to influenza (real flu, not "flu-like illness") if used in the first 48 hours of the illness.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Partly: It may shorten the course of illness by a couple of days if started early in the course of infection.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Probably: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) works by stopping the virus from detaching from the host cell in your lung. This stops the virus spreading though the body, and ... Read More
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Flu, yes...: ...Sars, no. Completely different virus.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Safe combination: In general it is safe to take an antihistamine like Allegra with Tamiflu (oseltamivir).
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Reznick
50 years experience in Family Medicine
Very Effective: Relenza (zanamivir) is a treatment for influenza(flu) that is administered by inhaler. Dose is 2 puffs twice a day for 5 days. It is an alternative to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
20 years experience in Infectious Disease
Let's hope so: Neuraminidase inhibitors (nai's) are the only reliable antivirals used to treat human influenza. Approved nai's include oseltamivir (tamiflu) & zanami ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience in Family Medicine
Antiviral: Used in cases where acute influenza is suspected, this medication is dosed twice daily for 5 days. It may also be used as prophylaxis, when a person a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Benzonatate is a butylamine, chemically related to other ester local anesthetics such as procaine and tetracaine. Its cough suppressing activity is b ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: No interaction between aleve and tamiflu (oseltamivir)
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A male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Mostly GI: Most common are GI side effects: nausea, diarrhea, GI cramps and gas. Here's a link for the full package insert: http: ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: There is no interference of one with the other.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes you can: No intetactions, but exercise caution with multiple drugs
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Its a prescription medication, so ask your md.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes, if...: If a person was able to take zyrtec and tamiflu (oseltamivir) separately in the past, without any problems related to the medications, then she should ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
15 years experience in Pharmacology
Yes it is possible.: If your physician had determined that you have the flu/ a bacterial infection, thus the combination of tamiflu (oseltamivir) anitvi (for flu), amoxici ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: No problem.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Wrong site: The public HT site is for general information.It is not a chat room and site docs cannot review your uploads or previous questions.It is also not desi ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Swine flu...H1n1 was in this previous years vaccine.
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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Cough and mucous: doesn't mean you have a bacterial infection, which is the only reason to take an antibiotic. If your doctor has seen you and is recommending an antibi ... Read More

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