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Can I take tamiflu if im on MS drug tysabri (natalizumab)?

Can I take tamiflu if im on MS drug tysabri (natalizumab)?

Yes, but see below: We have good evidence that flu vaccines with dead viruses are effective with tysabri (natalizumab).. Tamiflu is an antiviral med that may alleviate some of flu symptoms and shorten duration, and would be unlikely to cause problems with tysabri (natalizumab). Might be wiser, though, to get a flu shot, and avoid nasal vaccine, as it is a live attenuated virus and adds risk. ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Graitcer
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Oseltamivir (Definition)

The brand name is tamiflu (oseltamivir). It is a prodrug, which means it is inactive until metabolized by a person's body into the active form. It blocks neuraminidase, an enzyme in influenza virus; by doing this, it prevents the flu virus from detaching from the host cell and slows the spread of the virus. It comes in a tablet form, as ...Read more


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Are tamiflu and relenza (zanamivir) effective antiviral drugs?

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. ...Read more

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Is tamiflu (oseltamivir) a good drug to prevent the flu?

Is tamiflu (oseltamivir) a good drug to prevent the flu?

Yes: There is no drug to prevent flu completely, even the vaccine. They decrease the severity of symptoms such body aches, malaise etc. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) helps better if you administer it atleast 48 hrs before the symptom onset. So if someone around you is sick, start taking it. The sooner the better. If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor first whether to take it or not coz there are conflicting data. ...Read more

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Side effects of tamiflu (oseltamivir) in children in the u.S.?

Side effects of tamiflu (oseltamivir) in children in the u.S.?

Indian study: A indian study of 191 children (median age, 3 years), 69 (36.1%) developed adverse drug reactions. Most common symptoms were vomiting (16.2%) followed by neuropsychiatric symptoms (12.6%), diarrhea (12.0%), ear disorders (8.9%), and insomnia (6.8%). Full text available here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3127335/?Tool=pubmed. ...Read more

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Is it’s safe to take tamiflu and metformin?

Is it’s safe to take tamiflu and metformin?

No interaction: No known drug-drug interaction. Otherwise side effects to each drug are to be considered as instructed by prescriber and/or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

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 at risk or in poor health is exposed to a flu patient, and the influenza has not yet become active. ...Read more

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Can I take gen payne with tamiflu?

Can I take gen payne with tamiflu?

Not likely: Your PCP prescribed Tamiflu to shorten the course of the flu. Your symptoms are more likely due to the flu itself not the medication. Drink fluids and rest. Treat fever with Tylenol and for worsening cough or prolonged fever, please see your physician. ...Read more

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Can you drink and tmake tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Sick and alcohol: No. One should not drink alcohol when they are ill, regardless if they are on tamiflu (oseltamivir) or not. ...Read more

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Permanent side effects for tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Tamiflu (oseltamivir): Tamiflu (oseltamivir) has side effects but no known, proven permanent adverse events. ...Read more

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Does tamiflu(roche) make children psychic disorder?

Does tamiflu(roche) make children psychic disorder?

Unlikely: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is usually well tolerated and can be important to take. Psychic behavior would be a rare side effect. But you should discuss your concerns with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Tamiflu (oseltamivir) side effects: Rashes or blisters to the skin or mouth, itching, facial swelling (allergic reaction), chest pain, difficulty breathing, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, and abdominal pain are a few possible side effects of Tamiflu (oseltamivir). Notify your doctor right away if any of these occur! ...Read more

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Could you prescribe tamiflu (oseltamivir) over the app?

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 designed to diagnose or treat you. There is an affiliated concierge service, HealthTap Prime, and some of those features are available with paid consultations.Read site information if interested. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Drug Allergy (Definition)

A drug allergy occurs when a person is sensitive to a medicine. Signs of allergy can include itching, rashes, breathing problems and even life threatening problems like low blood pressure and anaphylaxis. Hepatitis can occur with severe drug allergies. It is imperative to stop the ...Read more


Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Urine Drug Screen (Definition)

A urine drug screen is a way to test urine to evaluate possibly use of steroids or various drugs it can test for components of certain chemicals and is very sensitive even for certain meds or drugs which may have been used ...Read more