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

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Kevin Nasky
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Dr. TRUC DAO
Psychiatry
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In brief: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) insomnia

You may have the flu which disturb your sleep? Congestion prevents sleep and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can relieve it very efficiently while helping you sleep.
It is the component of tylenol-pm. If you have a sleep problem before taking tamiflu, it is another problem.

In brief: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) insomnia

You may have the flu which disturb your sleep? Congestion prevents sleep and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can relieve it very efficiently while helping you sleep.
It is the component of tylenol-pm. If you have a sleep problem before taking tamiflu, it is another problem.
Dr. TRUC DAO
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