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Long Term Effects Of Tamiflu
Oseltamivir: This medication has a half-life of 1 to 3 hours. That means that over this time period 1/2 of the amount of drug present in your body will be excreted or destroyed. The standard dose is 75 mg every 12 hours for 5 days. ...Read more
The brand name is tamiflu. 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 have influenza and I am taking tamiflu i just wanted to know how long I am contages for while taking the tamiflu?
5to7daysFromTheStart: Influenza is contagious and can spread from the day before the symptoms appear and to the time Flu leaves the body. Flu lasts in the body an average of 1 week in adults but in children the symptoms may last for up to two weeks So one one can spread the flu to close contacts before one knows that he/she is sick You are contagious for 5 to7 days after symptoms develop ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5 days once sick: According to the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc), most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Tamiflu may shorten this by a day, but there is actually little data looking at your question. Some say you can't spread it 24 hrs after your last fever, but that is false. ...Read more
I got diagnosed with the flu on thurs I had symptoms on tues now I'm taking tamiflu how long do you think it will take to go away?
3-5 days: The Tamiflu will shorten the course of the flu, but it must be taken soon after the onset of symptoms. You were just the at the border line for that. Cont with the Tamiflu for the course. Keep pushing fluids as much as possible. Tylenol or Advil for pain and temp. See your DR if worsening or high temp ...Read more
Can not predict: It depends on how ill you have been, how early in the illness you started the tamiflu, whether you have had any complications such as pneumonia, whether the diagnosis was correct, and whether you have any other illnesses you may feel better in a few days, or your recovery may take several weeks. Obviously see you doctor if you do not feel better or if you still have fever. ...Read more
General vs specific: When used after a known exposure, once daily use for 7-10 days is common. Some benefit for up to 6 wks of use is described.However, this should not be used instead of vaccination. The medication has a variety of potential side effects that may limit use. ...Read more
Influenza since last Tuesday. Finished tamiflu yesterday. Fever and yucky feeling returning. Why? How long will I have a fever?
New flu bug: or old bug gone, but the secondary consequences still hanging around. Keep resting and drink fluids. ...Read more
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