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Does Tamiflu Work For Stomach Flu
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
Probably: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) works by stopping the virus from detaching from the host cell in your lung. This stops the virus spreading though the body, and the"bird flu" virus uses a similar mechanism, which appears to be inhibited to similar degree by the drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tested negative for flu however still taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) as well as amoxicillin . Feel extremely "out of it". Does flu do this? No fever, cough etc.
Why Antibiotics?: Antibiotics can make you feel that way. If you do not absolutely need them, get off of them and you should feel better in about 3 days. ...Read more
It can help!: A standardized elderberry concentrate (sambuchol) inhibited replication of parainfluenza type a & b: http://tinyurl.com/le3y9ua and http://tinyurl.Com/m2jp8dv it may act against other respiratory pathogens as well. http://tinyurl.com/a9lxf8k in another study, flu symptoms were relieved in 4 days less when using 15ml elderberry syrup 4 times/day: http://tinyurl.Com/m2jp8dv. ...Read more
More's not better: Zofran (ondansetron) may slow the transit time in the gut and rarely the bowels can stop moving. Therefore potential to prolong the period of time in wh/a virus is in contact w/the gut. In a study in children w/vomiting gastroenteritis who took zofran (ondansetron) x 48 hrs, return to the er w/diarrhea was higher in the kids w/zofran (ondansetron). Another study gave 1 dose & the er return was less w/zofran (ondansetron) but kids had more diarrhea. ...Read more
Doxycycline, tamiflu, (oseltamivir) depo-medrol, all for the flu. Can i also take zyrtec for stuffy nose?
H. Pylori gastritis. Finished treatment with antibiotics +PPI today. Still in pain. Does it take time stomach to get better from gastritis?
Antiviral medicatios: In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, (zanamivir) Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms of FLU to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. There are over 100 cold viruses that may mutate often. Colds are usually not severe. ...Read more
I am taking Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and steroids for influenza type B. Can I take something to help with the symptoms: head and chest congestion, sore throat, cough?
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