A 21-year-old female asked:
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i got diagnosed with the flu on thurs i had symptoms on tues now i'm taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) how long do you think it will take to go away?

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Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
3-5 days: The Tamiflu (oseltamivir) will shorten the course of the flu, but it must be taken soon after the onset of symptoms. You were just the at the border line for that. Cont with the Tamiflu (oseltamivir) for the course. Keep pushing fluids as much as possible. Tylenol or Advil for pain and temp. See your DR if worsening or high temp
Answered on Jan 21, 2017
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