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How Long Is Flu Contagious After Tamiflu
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
I got the flu and since monday night i have been taking tamiflu (oseltamivir). Am i still contagious? Am i ok to run errands as long as im cautious around others?
Take good precaution: It is hard to say if you are still contagious, maybe not. However it is never a bad idea to take good precautions such as washing hands, stop hand-shaking or hugging, cough in your arm. I don't think you need to quarantine yourself, it sounds like you are feeling pretty good to be running errands ...Read more
My kids 9&7 & I have had flu since Sunday night and started tamiflu (oseltamivir) Mon night. Are we still contagious on Friday. I don't want my 4monthold sick.
You all still may be: contagious. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) can shorten the course of the illness symptoms, but your respiratory secretions probably still have some infectious particles. I would still try to keep your other children away from the baby at least until all symptoms are totally gone for 24 hours...and for you and them, good hand washing. Ideally if you have an option of someone else doing the care for the baby, also do that. ...Read more
I got the flu on thurs... Started tamiflu (oseltamivir) on friday.. Am i still contagious> can I return to work on monday?
Probably: Depends whether your still symptomatic.Get a more detailed answer ›
7 yr old son diag. W/ flu on sunday. Symp. Began sat. On tamiflu (oseltamivir) since. Now thurs. - still contagious? Pedi. Says he can go back to school fri.
Discuss with doctor: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...Read more
4 year old was exposed to flu on Wed. Started coughing Mon- started her on Tamiflu (oseltamivir). Has not had a fever since Monday night/early Tues. Contagious?
I have the flu and I'm currently on tamiflu (oseltamivir). I have a 5 year old and a 7 week old and I'm concerned for their health. Am I contagious?
I had the swine flu. Got tamiflu (oseltamivir) which worked and I feel better no more fever. Today is the fifth day since it started on sat am I still contagious?
Probably not: The virus is transmitted via water droplets in your coughs/sneezes. If you are not coughing/sneezing etc...And that you took tamiflu (oseltamivir) already, it is not likely that you are contagious now. But, caution is always advised. Cover your coughs/sneezes and wash your hands... Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 year old flu symptoms since Monday night. Started tamiflu (oseltamivir) Tuesday night. No fever since Wednesday afternoon. All symptoms gone. Still contagious?
The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more
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