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Is it safe for a kidney transplant patient to take tamiflu (oseltamivir) during a flu attack ?

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Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Surgery - Transplant
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The dose may need adjustment depending on the function of the kidney transplant.

In brief: Yes

The dose may need adjustment depending on the function of the kidney transplant.
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is ok

Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is not known to interact with any of the immunosuppressant medications.
It has not been reported to have caused any unique problems in transplant recipients. However, the dose may need to be reduced from 75 mg twice daily to 75 mg once daily if your kidney function is 30 ml/min or less. Also, remember to never take a live flu virus vaccine - it may be too strong for your immune system !

In brief: Yes. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is ok

Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is not known to interact with any of the immunosuppressant medications.
It has not been reported to have caused any unique problems in transplant recipients. However, the dose may need to be reduced from 75 mg twice daily to 75 mg once daily if your kidney function is 30 ml/min or less. Also, remember to never take a live flu virus vaccine - it may be too strong for your immune system !
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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