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Is tamiflu (oseltamivir) a good drug to prevent the flu?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There is no drug to prevent flu completely, even the vaccine.
They decrease the severity of symptoms such body aches, malaise etc. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) helps better if you administer it atleast 48 hrs before the symptom onset. So if someone around you is sick, start taking it. The sooner the better. If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor first whether to take it or not coz there are conflicting data.

In brief: Yes
There is no drug to prevent flu completely, even the vaccine.
They decrease the severity of symptoms such body aches, malaise etc. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) helps better if you administer it atleast 48 hrs before the symptom onset. So if someone around you is sick, start taking it. The sooner the better. If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor first whether to take it or not coz there are conflicting data.
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
alternative to add is Silver Shield from Health Food Store. I have used it the last 5 years
Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes but...
Unimmunized individuals who is at high risk to develop severe influenza typically receive tamiflu (oseltamivir) when they are exposed.
This will provide only a temporary cover compared to much longer protection by vaccination.

In brief: Yes but...
Unimmunized individuals who is at high risk to develop severe influenza typically receive tamiflu (oseltamivir) when they are exposed.
This will provide only a temporary cover compared to much longer protection by vaccination.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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