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A 33-year-old female asked:

4 yr old tested positive for influenza! started tamiflu, (oseltamivir) day 2 seemed normal but spiked fever at night! what can i expect from here?

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Dr. Robert Sterling
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Tami-flameout: Tamiflu is just OK and not a miracle drug. It has been shown to slightly shorten the course and severity of the flu, but not in everyone. It doesn't have a lot of bad side effects in most people. You'll need to keep-up on the fluids and Tylenol (acetaminophen) and watch for worsening symptoms or change in behavior. If that happens, taken him (?her) back to the doctor.

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Last updated Dec 27, 2014

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