Do you need a prescription for tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

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.

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Dr said I have the flu with no tests? Also I got a antibiotic shot and a steroid shot? Also got prescription for Tamiflu (oseltamivir), azithromycin and promethazi

Interesting program. Office flu tests are not 100% accurate, are expensive,and some insurers will not pay me for doing them (my loss).I feel better using the label after testing or if you're the 10th I've seen that day with the same pattern and all the others had + tests. I use Tamiflu (oseltamivir) in the 1st 48 hrs of illness, but no steroids or antibiotics unless another problem is detected.Fluids & rest is the best treatment. Read more...

My nose is starting to run. Should I start taking tamiflu (oseltamivir). don't have prescription.

A runny nose. is just one of the symptoms of the flu, but can also just be a sign of a simple cold. If you develop a fever, you should call your doctor or be seen by a doctor, to make the determination of which you have and if Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is indicated. If you have an underlying medical conditions, a doctor might want to treat you preventatively, but I don't have your history and wouldn't make that decision here. Read more...
Why. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is helpful for about 70% of people with flu, but there is little benefit to take it if you do not have it. It is a patented medication and an adult treatment will set you back i n excess of $100 at most pharmacies. Read more...

Prescription tamiflu (oseltamivir) vomiting convulsions sideeffects. Got very sensitive stomach have flu type A 6 days. Should I take it? I havnt yet im scared to: (

Influenza. Influenza treatment should be initiated within 48 hours of onset of symptoms. Not effective or needed if not critically ill. . Read more...
I wouldn't. This med works by suppressing the reproduction of the virus.To be effective, it must be given before the virus has been in your system too long (in the first 48 hr).Side effects are rare in adults, but do occur. I never prescribe it that late and wouldn't take it at 6 days into the illness. Read more...