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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) with tamiflu?

Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) with tamiflu?

Yes: Both www. Epocrates. Com and www. Drugs. Com have a drug interaction checking function, neither of which found any interaction between Mucinex (guaifenesin) & tamiflu. Remember that if you have any questions about medications & supplements, you should always ask your doc & pharmacist. And before accepting any prescription, always tell him/her everything that you're taking whether prescription or over-the-counter. ...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 have influenza. Mucinex w codeine and tamiflu prescribed. Nose running out of control...drips when I look downward. Hard to sleep with my CPAP.?

I have influenza. Mucinex w codeine and tamiflu prescribed. Nose running out of control...drips when I look downward. Hard to sleep with my CPAP.?

Mgt: Nasal passages can be kept open using a higher volume of nasal saline. The viral infection will begin to resolve within one week. A cool air mist humidifier may also help. ...Read more

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Does Tamiflu affect birth control pills? Does decongestants like Mucinex (guaifenesin) affect the pill as well?

Does Tamiflu affect birth control pills? Does decongestants like Mucinex (guaifenesin) affect the pill as well?

No, Tamiflu (oseltamivir): Does not interfere with birth control pills. Plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) is not a decongestant; it is an expectorant. If you have Mucinex (guaifenesin)-D, that has a decongestant in it. That also will not interfere with the pill. ...Read more

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Can I take both Virtussin AC and Mucinex DM?

Can I take both Virtussin AC and Mucinex DM?

Yes, but: Be careful when using Virtussin AC as it contains codeine, don't exceed the prescribed dose and don't take it with CNS suppressants or alcohol, best wishes ...Read more

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Can you drink and tmake tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Sick and alcohol: No. One should not drink alcohol when they are ill, regardless if they are on tamiflu (oseltamivir) or not. ...Read more

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Can u take Mucinex while on ambien (zolpidem)?

Can u take Mucinex while on ambien (zolpidem)?

Should be fine.: I can think of no reason why it should be a problem taking Mucinex while also taking Ambien (zolpidem) for insomnia. ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex d and aleve at the same time?

Can I take mucinex d and aleve at the same time?

Interactions?: Yes, this is a common combination for treatment of cold symptoms. You might prefer to take with food to minimize nausea, particularly the Aleve. You could also take an hour or so apart if taking all that medicine at once causes nausea.
Feel better soon. ...Read more

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Permanent side effects for tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Tamiflu (oseltamivir): Tamiflu (oseltamivir) has side effects but no known, proven permanent adverse events. ...Read more

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Does tamiflu (roche) make children psychic disorder?

Does tamiflu (roche) make children psychic disorder?

Possibly: Influenza can be associated with neuropsychiatric symptoms such as delirium. There have been some reports of patients with influenza and taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) having such symptoms, but since these were reports that were not associated with a formal study it cannot be determined what the significance is or if it was caused by the flu, the medication, or a combination. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Tamiflu (oseltamivir) side effects: Rashes or blisters to the skin or mouth, itching, facial swelling (allergic reaction), chest pain, difficulty breathing, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, and abdominal pain are a few possible side effects of Tamiflu (oseltamivir). Notify your doctor right away if any of these occur! ...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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Can I take alavert d and tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Yes: Alavert d is for allergies. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is to decrease the symptoms and length of time you have a flu. You can take them together, but you usually don't need to since tamiflu (oseltamivir) is only useful if you do have the flu and it is very early in the course and your symptoms are likely from the flu instead of allergies. If you have allergies, it is useless to use tamiflu (oseltamivir). ...Read more

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After taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) how long am I contagious?

After taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) how long am I contagious?

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 (oseltamivir) 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

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Can you take 2 benadryls (diphenhydramine) and a Mucinex melt?

Can you take 2 benadryls (diphenhydramine) and a Mucinex melt?

Yes, if adult: Assuming the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is 25mg per capsule, it is ok to take 2 with plain Mucinex for relief of cold symptoms with thick mucus drainage for adults. Realize that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may cause sedation and should not be used if the individual will be driving or operating machinery. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tamiflu; anything to worry about?

Tamiflu (oseltamivir) side effects: Oseltamivir (tamiflu) may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, headache. Special precautions section, call a doctor immediately: rash, hives, or blisters on the skin, itching, swelling of the face or tongue, difficulty breathing or swallowing, hoarseness, changes in behavior. ...Read more

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Side effects of tamiflu (oseltamivir) in children in the u.S.?

Side effects of tamiflu (oseltamivir) in children in the u.S.?

Indian study: A indian study of 191 children (median age, 3 years), 69 (36.1%) developed adverse drug reactions. Most common symptoms were vomiting (16.2%) followed by neuropsychiatric symptoms (12.6%), diarrhea (12.0%), ear disorders (8.9%), and insomnia (6.8%).

Full text available here: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3127335/? Tool=pubmed. ...Read more

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Are you still contagious after starting tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Are you still contagious after starting tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Yes: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) reduces the reproduction of the virus within you but does not kill it or stop your potential to spread it. Consider yourself most contagious while you have fever with declining potential as it drops. Virus can still be present in your cough or oral secretions for more than a week. Good hand washing and pre-treatment of contacts can limit the spread in families. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with taking tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Tamiflu (oseltamivir): Occasional allergic reaction with rash, but typical side effects are nausea, vomiting, and sometimes confusion
the other risk is high cost and chance it might not work for you. ...Read more

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Could you please describe the mode of action of tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Mechanism: Oseltamivir inhibits the neuraminidase enzyme, which is expressed on the viral surface. The enzyme promotes release of virus from infected cells and facilitates viral movement within the respiratory tract. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take store brand NyQuil, when taking Tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

TheFluWon'tFlyAway: Yes, it's OK. Just take as directed (well, a little more NyQuil won't kill you if you think you need it). Tamiflu (oseltamivir) works on the virus. The NyQuil works on the symptoms that the virus is causing. Neither is very good but not totally bogus. More important is rest, fluids, rest, proper nutrition, rest, more fluids, more rest, and *time* and not thinking you can just go about your business normally. ...Read more

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For long are you still contagious after starting tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

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24 hours after fever: With or without tamiflu, (oseltamivir) the cdc considers you no longer contagious 24 hours after your last fever. ...Read more

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Does Tamiflu (oseltamivir) really work on influenza? Is it worth the price?

Yes if started early: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) works for Inflenza if started early at the start of Influenza and it shortens the course of Influenza and also prevents the complications ...Read more

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Wondering if I am contagious after 5 tamiflu (oseltamivir) pills. How to tell?

Wondering if I am contagious after 5 tamiflu (oseltamivir) pills. How to tell?

Controlling the flu: The 'flu' is very tricky- I don't trust that virus. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is reported to reduce 'shedding' of viruses and improve symptoms. However, there's no great way to know when exactly you are no longer infectious. On average, doctors consider flu transmissible for 5 days after symptom onset (period of communicability), rarely longer. If in doubt, protect others: cover coughs, wash hands, take flu vaccine ...Read more

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I took a 1200 mg mucinex pill at 8pm - would it be ok to have a beer at 11pm?

Yes: There are few significant side effects or problems with Mucinex. You can have a beer or two after taking it. Wouldn't recommend a case or anything. Keep it reasonable. One or two won't hurt anything. ...Read more

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If I took mucinex at 6 am this morning, will I be able to drink around 9 or 10 pm tonight?

If I took mucinex at 6 am this morning, will I be able to drink around 9 or 10 pm tonight?

Not a good: Idea. Firstly, when sick drinking alcohol is not good. Though it will be 14 hours after your last dose of Mucinex before you intend to drink reducing possible interaction with especially the Mucinex DM type that could have combined sedating effect. Enjoy your night minus Alcohol if possible ...Read more

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I have taken Tamiflu (oseltamivir) for last 4 days and today, but I am still nauseous. How can I stop it?

I have taken Tamiflu (oseltamivir) for last 4 days and today, but I am still nauseous. How can I stop it?

Maybe... stop it: Unfortunately, the med may also cause nausea in some. If the worst of the flu is past, or you are not on it for exposure, I would consider stopping it for a day a reasonable thing to try. ...Read more

Mucinex (Definition)

Guaifenesin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Tamiflu (Definition)

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