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When should you take tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

When should you take  tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

At symptom start: Tamiflu is for treating people 1 year and older with influenza (flu) whose symptoms started within the last two days. Tamiflu can also reduce the chance of getting the flu. Tamiflu is not a substitute for an annual flu vaccination. It is also called oseltamivir, and is a type of anti-viral. Dose is usually 75mg twice a day for 5 days. It should be started at the start of symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Graitcer
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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


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I keep hearing mixed answers and i'm not sure what to believe, can I take tamiflu (oseltamivir) and nurse?

I keep hearing mixed answers and i'm not sure what to believe, can I take tamiflu (oseltamivir) and nurse?

See below: Pre clinical trials have found no evidence of mutagenic, teratogenic or oncogenic effects. High doses given to mice and rabbits caused toxicity. It is classified category c/ie. Animal reproduction studies have shown adverse effecst on the fetus and there are no well controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrent the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential risks. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take tamiflu (oseltamivir) and amoxicillin at the same time?

Yes: They are different classes of medications (antiviral and antibiotic) and are used together on occasion. ...Read more

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What happens if you take tamiflu & relenza (zanamivir) that is about to expire?

Effective: It should be effective if the expiration date is not past and the medicine has been properly stored. ...Read more

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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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Can I take tamiflu (oseltamivir) while breastfeeding?

Can I take tamiflu (oseltamivir) while breastfeeding?

Yes: Studies show babies receive 1/2% of the mothers dose which is unlikely to produce significant levels in an infant. The CDC has recommended its use in breastfeeding mothers. See "medications and mothers milk";hale, 2010. ...Read more

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Can I take tamiflu if im on MS drug tysabri (natalizumab)?

Yes, but see below: We have good evidence that flu vaccines with dead viruses are effective with tysabri (natalizumab).. Tamiflu is an antiviral med that may alleviate some of flu symptoms and shorten duration, and would be unlikely to cause problems with tysabri (natalizumab). Might be wiser, though, to get a flu shot, and avoid nasal vaccine, as it is a live attenuated virus and adds risk. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Tamiflu (Definition)

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