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Can i mix alka seltzer and tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Can i mix alka seltzer and tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Flu treatment: If you're taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) for an influenza infection, it should be OK to take alka-seltzer for symptom relief. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) targets the virus directly, while alka-seltzer helps with the symptoms. This product contains a combination of sodium bicarbonate, aspirin, and citric acid-so some relief from flu like symptoms might be obtained. Good to eat chicken soup, other fluids, and REST to fight off the flu ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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


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Is tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) alright for you?

Is tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) alright for you?

Yes: Taken early in the course of influenza this can markedly alter the severity of the disease and minimize the potential complications. Unfortunately some strains of influenza virus have begun to show resistance to oseltamivir. This data is available from cdc and other antivirals are also available. ...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)?

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

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Well my doctor said that Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is perfectly safe?

Tamiflu (oseltamivir): tamiflu (oseltamivir) can given at any age, even newborns if they were exposed to influenza. Every education has side effects, but when the benefits outweighs the risk, it should be given ...Read more

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Can i take amoxicillin-clavunate and tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Yes: It is safe to take these two meds silmultaneously. You would only need to do this if you had influenza and a bacterial infection at the same time. ...Read more

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For protection from swine flue how long I should use tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

For protection  from swine flue how  long I should use tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

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

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


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Tamiflu (Definition)

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