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How can you deal with insomnia while taking tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

How can you deal with insomnia while taking tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Sleep medication: Insomnia is a known side effect of oseltamivir (tamiflu). If prescribed for flu, the treatment is five days, though those receiving prophylactic oseltamivir treatment may receive the medication for weeks. My recommendation: talk to your doctor about sleep medication options to treat this side effect (especially as there are no real alternatives to a unique medication like oseltamivir). ...Read more

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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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Can I take xanax and tamiflu safely?

Can I take xanax and tamiflu safely?

Yes, there is no: Interaction between the drugs. Follow the directions on your prescriptions. ...Read more

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Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) with tamiflu?

Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) with tamiflu?

That should be: Alright! . I don't see any contrraindications. ...Read more

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Can I take benzonatate with tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Yes: Benzonatate is a butylamine, chemically related to other ester local anesthetics such as procaine and tetracaine. Its cough suppressing activity is by numbing the throat so that it is not as prone to reacting to inflammation. Don't know of any interaction with tamiflu (oseltamivir) which is a tablet. ...Read more

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Can I take Flonase an Tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Can I take Flonase an Tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Yes you can: No intetactions, but exercise caution with multiple drugs ...Read more

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Can I take adipex and Tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Yes..: As long as they have been prescribed by your doctor you can take them together. No interactions between the two found. ...Read more

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Do you need a prescription for tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Yes: Short answer is yes - don't take "a few pills" from a friend as this medication should be delivered in the right context and your doctor should check to make sure it will be doing more good than harm. ...Read more

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Can you take zyrtec and tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Can you take zyrtec and tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Yes, if...: If a person was able to take zyrtec and tamiflu (oseltamivir) separately in the past, without any problems related to the medications, then she should be able to take them at the same time, together. If any concerns arise, she can ask the doctor who prescribed the tamiflu (oseltamivir). ...Read more

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Can you give tamiflu (oseltamivir) to a 10 day old kid?

Can you give tamiflu (oseltamivir) to a 10 day old kid?

Considered dangerous: Approved for use in children >1y, delirium & self injury have been reported as side effects in children. Concern for possible fatalities due to excessive central nervous system penetration in lab studies limit early use. The practice of cocooning, having everyone in a newborns circle vaccinated for flu is the common recommendation for preventive care. Hospital care of infant cases is standard. ...Read more

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

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

Yes: I use an online software program through Epocrates to check for drug-drug interactions. I inputted Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and Adderall and no interactions are listed. It should be fine. ...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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While on tamiflu (oseltamivir) for preventative can you still get influenza?

While on tamiflu (oseltamivir) for preventative can you still get influenza?

Yes: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) acts to reduce the reproduction of the virus and for many will prevent them from developing a symptomatic case. If someone is heavily exposed to the flu, or to strains resistant to the drug, they may acquire the disease. ...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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Tamiflu (Definition)

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