A 38-year-old member asked:
Should you take antivirals such as tamiflu/relenza if you have the flu & asthma?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 47 years experience
I would: Although you need to start them in the first 48hrs , these meds do reduce the replication of flu germs and for many make the illness more tolerable. For about 30% the meds will not help at all, due to drug resistence. If taken too late, there is less benefit if drug sensitive.
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Last updated Nov 8, 2014
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