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Tamiflu And Mucinex
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
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 have influenza. Mucinex w codeine and tamiflu prescribed. Nose running out of control...drips when I look downward. Hard to sleep with my CPAP.?
Does Tamiflu affect birth control pills? Does decongestants like Mucinex (guaifenesin) affect the pill as well?
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.
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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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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