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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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Can my 18 year old son take ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) along with the tamiflu?

Can my 18 year old son take ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) along with the tamiflu?

Sure: There is no problem with this. Ibuprofen has a longer half life and thus lasts longer. It is also better for pain. Hope he is feeling better! 600 to 800 mg of ibuprofen is a good dose for his age. ...Read more

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My 7 year old had the flu.She is on tamiflu.She has had 3 doses already.But still high fever.Treatment w tylenol (acetaminophen). When will i see improvements?

My 7 year old had the flu.She is on tamiflu.She  has had 3 doses already.But still high fever.Treatment w tylenol (acetaminophen). When will i see improvements?

Any NEW Symptoms?: Your child has only had three doses, which means a day and a half at best. Flu symtoms are going to last longer than that, even with the tamiflu. It's not like tylenol (acetaminophen) where the med works an hour later. It just shortens the total length of illness. Don't ignore new or worsening symptoms though - i've had a couple of patients who developed pneumonia or ear infections as complications. Rest, fluid! ...Read more

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Can i take promethazine with tamiflu (oseltamivir)? I feel nauseous. I've also been taking acetaminophen and ibuprofen.

Promethazine Tamiflu (oseltamivir): Yes, it may take both together as there are no drug drug interactions or contraindications between them. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have the flu. Just noticed blood in my stool. It's red, not black. Been taking lots of acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Also took tamiflu (oseltamivir).

Have the flu. Just noticed blood in my stool. It's red, not black. Been taking lots of acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Also took tamiflu (oseltamivir).

Red in stool: This is likely a hemorrhoid. Soften the stools with colace (docusate sodium) 100 mg two times a day and use a teaspoon of mineral oil three to four times a day. This should help. You should have this checked by a gastrointestinal specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many tablets of 500mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) do u take at a time?

How many tablets of 500mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) do u take at a time?

2 Max: The maximum is 2 pills assuming you do not have any liver or kidney disease. You can overdose if you take too much tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Tamiflu (Definition)

Tamiflu is a flu/influenza agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tylenol (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more