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Dr. Walter Husar
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Flumadine (Overview)

Flumadine is a flu/influenza agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Are tamiflu and relenza (zanamivir) effective antiviral drugs?

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

Dr. Walter Husar
9 doctors shared insights

Flumadine (Overview)

Flumadine is a flu/influenza agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Have been taking flumadine (rimantadine) and I still feel the side-effects?

Have been taking flumadine (rimantadine) and I still feel the side-effects?

Flumadine (rimantadine): This is antiviral against influenza a, taken for short period, maximum 2 weeks can cause irritability, dizziness, insomnia, hallucinations---- could be allergic, or taking too much, or having drug interaction with another drug-- you either will get used to side effect or stop taking it it does not work for some influenza types. ...Read more

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Is tamiflu or relenza (zanamivir) effective for swine flu?

Is tamiflu or relenza (zanamivir) effective for swine flu?

Partly: It may shorten the course of illness by a couple of days if started early in the course of infection. ...Read more

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Could tamiflu (oseltamivir) work for bird flu?

Could tamiflu (oseltamivir) work for bird flu?

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 more

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How effective is relenza (zanamivir)?

Very Effective: Relenza (zanamivir) is a treatment for influenza(flu) that is administered by inhaler. Dose is 2 puffs twice a day for 5 days. It is an alternative to tamiflu which is a pill that is taken twice a day for 5 days. Most patients prefer the pill & the only reason I use Relenza (zanamivir) is if the patient took tamiflu & experienced side effects. Both medicines are specific & effective for treating influenza. ...Read more

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Will antiviral medication be effective in treating bird flu?

Will antiviral medication be effective in treating bird flu?

Possibly: Amantadine and ramantidine have been used, but have a high rate of resistance. Tamiflu and Relenza (zanamivir) are available by prescription and have shown variable success. Resistance has been high in this specific influenza variety. ...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 benzonatate with tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Yes: Benzonatate is a butylamine, chemically related to other ester local anesthetics such as procaine and tetracaine. Its cough suppressing activity is by numbing the throat so that it is not as prone to reacting to inflammation. Don't know of any interaction with tamiflu (oseltamivir) which is a tablet. ...Read more

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Tamiflu (oseltamivir) side effects?

Mostly GI: Most common are GI side effects: nausea, diarrhea, GI cramps and gas. Here's a link for the full package insert: http://pandemic.Wisconsin.Gov/docview.Asp?Docid=16555&locid=106. ...Read more

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Can I take Flonase an Tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Can I take Flonase an Tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Yes you can: No intetactions, but exercise caution with multiple drugs ...Read more

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Can I get relenza (zanamivir) for flu prevention?

Can I get  relenza (zanamivir) for flu prevention?

Yes: Its a prescription medication, so ask your md. ...Read more

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Can you take zyrtec and tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Can you take zyrtec and tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Yes, if...: If a person was able to take zyrtec and tamiflu (oseltamivir) separately in the past, without any problems related to the medications, then she should be able to take them at the same time, together. If any concerns arise, she can ask the doctor who prescribed the tamiflu (oseltamivir). ...Read more

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Can a person take tamiflu, (oseltamivir) amoxiciillinandclavulanate and benzonate together.

Can a person take tamiflu, (oseltamivir) amoxiciillinandclavulanate and benzonate  together.

Yes it is possible.: If your physician had determined that you have the flu/ a bacterial infection, thus the combination of tamiflu (oseltamivir) anitvi (for flu), amoxicillin/clavulanate for the bacterial infection. Benzonatate is indicated for the cough. Be sure to take medications with plenty of water.Side effects may include diarrhea, drowsiness/dizziness, . Report any breathing problems. Take care and get lots of rest/fluids. ...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

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Will fluvirin stop swine flu?

Will fluvirin stop swine flu?

Yes: Swine flu...H1n1 was in this previous years vaccine. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Rimantadine (Definition)

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