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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 you drink and tmake tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

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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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is 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. Heidi Fowler
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Tamiflu (Definition)

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