7 year old flu symptoms since Monday night. Started tamiflu (oseltamivir) Tuesday night. No fever since Wednesday afternoon. All symptoms gone. Still contagious?

Influenza. Usually a person is contagious for a day before illness starts and contagiousness lasts for 5-7 days after the illness begins. Studies have shown that if Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is started within 48 hours of illness it decreases shedding of the virus by 1 day.

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Dr prescribed tamiflu (oseltamivir) and zpac for flu symptoms. Took 2 pills of zpac yesterday. Feel okay today, is it okay to stop? My fever is normal now.

Medication. No, it is not ok for you to stop your medication. You don't finish your medication you may suffer a relapse and become even more sick than you were. Your infection may also become resistent to the antibiotic.. These are the reasons that a drug is ordered for "x" amount of days. Read more...