Can a pregnant woman take tamiflu (oseltamivir) for the influenza?

Class C. Tamifu is a class c drug. There have been no studies on pregnant women to confirm it's saftey. Howevr, the cdc strongly encouraged it's use during the h1n1 flu outbreak.
Caution. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is pregnancy category c...Meaning can be used if the benefit outwight the risk...Meaning if the flu is severe and may cause severe consequences to her or the pregnancy itself, then using it is justified. This c means animal study shows some risk, but no human study available.. Good luck..

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Can my 4 year old take cough medicine and tamiflu (oseltamivir) at the same time? Positive influenza test 4 days ago, lingering cough, fever free 48 hours. Contagious?

Flu and cough. yes. He can take both together. He will secret the virus for sometime. Read more...
Yes, most. over-the-counter children's cough medications can be taken with Tamiflu, (oseltamivir) but the cough medication may not have any added benefit and will not shorten the course. If he/she is still coughing, I would consider him/her to still be somewhat contagious through those respiratory droplets released by the cough, although one is most contagious while the fever is there. Read more...

Does Tamiflu (oseltamivir) really work on influenza? Is it worth the price?

Yes Tamiflu (oseltamivir) does wor. The latest CDC information recommends Tamiflu (oseltamivir) to decrease the severity, duration, spread, and complications of influenza. Read more...
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I have influenza and I am taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) I just wanted to know how long I am contages for while taking the tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

5-7 Days. Patients with influenza are typically contagious for 5 to 7 days. The drug tamiflu (oseltamivir) may shorten that duration by one day but i would still be cautious. Read more...
5to7daysFromTheStart. Influenza is contagious and can spread from the day before the symptoms appear and to the time Flu leaves the body. Flu lasts in the body an average of 1 week in adults but in children the symptoms may last for up to two weeks So one one can spread the flu to close contacts before one knows that he/she is sick You are contagious for 5 to7 days after symptoms develop. Read more...

My 11 yr old son tested positive for influenza a. Will he be ok? His temp is almost 103.0 he is on tamiflu (oseltamivir). Has had four doses so far. I'm worried

Yes. It sounds as if you and your doctor have everything under control. Continue supportive care with fluids, rest, and mom's love while his body fights the flu with the help of tamiflu (oseltamivir). A fever can make a person fell terrible, but it is even tougher on the virus. That's why our bodies use fever to help fight infections like flu. Call your doctor if your son's temperature goes over 104. Hang in there! Read more...
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While on tamiflu (oseltamivir) for preventative can you still get influenza?

Yes. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) acts to reduce the reproduction of the virus and for many will prevent them from developing a symptomatic case. If someone is heavily exposed to the flu, or to strains resistant to the drug, they may acquire the disease. Read more...

Tested positive for influenza a today. Started on tamiflu (oseltamivir). When will I feel better? Pretty much miserable!

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