A 54-year-old male asked:
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is giving tamiflu to 5 years old otherwise healthy kid for reducing viral flu duration worths the risk of potential side effects?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: If started within the 1st day or 2 of symptoms it can help many. After that point the potential for help is minimal & risk of side effects becomes enough of a negative I never use it for that age.
Answered on May 9, 2019

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