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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
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
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
Yes you can: No intetactions, but exercise caution with multiple drugs ...Read more
Yes..: As long as they have been prescribed by your doctor you can take them together. No interactions between the two found. ...Read more
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
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
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
Yes: There is no interference of one with the other. ...Read more
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Effective: It should be effective if the expiration date is not past and the medicine has been properly stored. ...Read more
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
How long do I have to be on tamiflu (oseltamivir) before I can go back to work? I work at a daycare.
I was wondering what are the functional groups in the compound lidocaine (local anaesthetic) and compound oseltamivir (tamiflu)?
Local anesthetics: Local anesthetics are composed of an aromatic ring and an amine linked together by an intermediary link (either a ester or an amide). Lidocaine has a amide chain between. Activity of the local anesthetics are determined by changes in the aromatic ring or the amine ends if the compound. ...Read more
Child age 7 started taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) tonight. She threw up first dose an hour and a half after taking it. What should we do?
Tamiflu (oseltamivir): If she kept it down for an hour and a half before vomiting, it is okay. It was already absorbed before she threw up. :) ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with influenza a. I'm on tamiflu (oseltamivir) (first day today) and feel better. I have big plans for tomorrow and tomorrow night?
I've been on tamiflu (oseltamivir) for 48 hours, & have cut off contact with my 10 month old to prevent infecting him. When can I safely care for him again?
Depends: Most will shed virus fever or not for at least 1 week after symptoms start. The Tamiflu slows viral replication but does not eliminate viral shedding. Good hand washing and a mask may prevent transfer of virus. If the kid was with you during the early fever phase he was likely exposed already. ...Read more