Top
10
Doctor insights on: Safe Tamiflu Pregnant

Share
1

1
Is it safe to take tamiflu (oseltamivir) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take tamiflu (oseltamivir) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Influenza in pregnancy can cause more severe illnesses ( this was esp. Seen with h1n1/swine flu). Because of this tamiflu (oseltamivir) is recommended for treatment or prevention of suspected influenza in pregnancy. There are not clinical studies available for safety but the CDC does recommend it to decrease the risk of a pregnant woman becoming very ill. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
4 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


2

2
I'm 28 weeks pregnant and my doctor said Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is safe to take?

I'm 28 weeks pregnant and my doctor said Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is safe to take?

Relatively safe: As a category C drug, this med has not been shown to cause problems with a human fetus, but not enough data is available to consider it as safe a med like Tylenol (acetaminophen). It is one of the most common designations for meds taken safely during pregnancy.However, flu in a pregnant woman can cause maternal death and or fetal loss. We had two such losses during the flu epidemic of 2009 in my town. ...Read more

4

4
I was 6 weeks pregnant and had the flu. The doctor preacribed me tamiflu; is this safe for my unborn baby?

I was 6 weeks pregnant and had the flu. The doctor preacribed me tamiflu; is this safe for my unborn baby?

Highly likely: The fda has categorized this drug under medical category "c". The data is insufficient to give a clear picture on the effects of tamiflu (oseltamivir) on pregnant women and the developing fetus. There were no human specimens in the tests but effects on rats and rabbits showed only minimal questionable toxicity to the mothers. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Can a pregnant woman take tamiflu (oseltamivir) for the influenza?

Can a pregnant woman take tamiflu (oseltamivir) for the influenza?

Class C: Tamifu is a class c drug. There have been no studies on pregnant women to confirm it's saftey. Howevr, the cdc strongly encouraged it's use during the h1n1 flu outbreak. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
I am 8 wks pregnant & was exposed to someone that had a positive flu test. My MD has prescribed tamiflu (oseltamivir). Should I take now or wait for symptoms?

I am 8 wks pregnant & was exposed to someone that had a positive flu test. My MD has prescribed tamiflu (oseltamivir). Should I take now or wait for symptoms?

Up to you: If your doctor has already prescribed the medication, one could safely assume s/he intended it to be taken as a preventative, which would be once daily for 10 days. As always, clarification with the prescribing physician to clarify the intent would be ideal. Staying healthy during pregnancy is extremely important. Best wishes. ...Read more

7

7
Im roughly 8 weeks pregnant can i take tamiflu (oseltamivir) for horrible flu like symptoms i have had going on for close to a week now?

Im roughly 8 weeks pregnant can i take tamiflu (oseltamivir) for horrible flu like symptoms i have had going on for close to a week now?

Contact your OB MD: Every question of this nature during your pregnancy should be directed to your treating OB MD who will be caring for you and your baby throughout this gestation and will handle any complications of medication use. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
41 weeks pregnant and have the flu for 4 days now with bad cough. Do I wait it out or try something like tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

41 weeks pregnant and have the flu for 4 days now with bad cough. Do I wait it out or try something like tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

See your doctor: Flu is extremely dangerous for pregnant women regardless of gestational age. If you think you have symptoms of the flu or have had contact with someone with the flu, you should see your doctor immediately. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) can be prescribed for flu. ...Read more

9

9
My daycare providers son tested positive for the flu on Tuesday, he took Tamiflu that same night. Wednesday his fever is gone. Are my children ok to go Thursday? They are 5, 2, and 2 months. We have had our flu shots, I was pregnant when I had mine.

My daycare providers son tested positive for the flu on Tuesday, he took Tamiflu that same night.  Wednesday his fever is gone.  Are my children ok to go Thursday?  They are 5, 2, and 2 months.  We have had our flu shots, I was pregnant when I had mine.

Troublesome issue: Those with flu are likely shedding the virus for a minimum of a week, whether or not they are on Tamiflu (oseltamivir). There are flu strains circulating in the country that the vaccine will not prevent.I find it risky if the day care providers son is around your kids so soon. If he is not, there is less risk. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Samuel Graitcer
216 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
183 doctors shared insights

Tamiflu (Definition)

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