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Tamiflu is a medicine for curing and preventing influenza infections in children and adults. It can also reduce the risk of getting influenza in patients 1 year and older. Tamiflu is not an alternative for flu vaccines.
Asked in Cold and Flu, Swine Flu (H1N1/09), Tamiflu
How long are you contagious after taking Tamiflu?
Tamiflu is an antiviral medicine and is mostly used to help you get better once you have already caught the flu. It shortens the duration of the symptoms and makes them less severe when taken within 48 hours of your first symptoms. So, the criteria for when you can consider yourself no longer contagious is the same with or without Tamiflu. But the length of time can vary from individual to individual. According to the CDC, you can consider yourself no longer...
Can a dentist write a prescription for Tamiflu?
There are guidelines they must follow. Any departure from that is inappropriate. They can if it involves head and neck and adjacent structures of mouth and sinus as related to dentistry ...
Asked in Cold and Flu, Medication and Drugs, Infectious Diseases, Antibiotics, Swine Flu (H1N1/09), Tamiflu
Is Tamiflu an antibiotic?
No. Tamiflu is an antiviral that makes it harder for the flu virus to spread within the body. Antibiotics fight bacteria which would be useless on the flu which is a virus not a bacteria. ...
Asked in Cold and Flu, Medication and Drugs, Infectious Diseases, Drug Interactions, Antibiotics, Swine Flu (H1N1/09), Tamiflu
Can you take Tamiflu and an antibiotic at the same time?
Yes. According to the Tamiflu prescription information: TAMIFLU has been shown to have a minimal chance of negatively interacting with other medications. Over-the-counter medications may be prescribed to reduce severity of symptoms while the antiviral action of TAMIFLU takes effect. Antibiotics and Tamiflu should be OK taken together, however, depending on the reason for the antibiotic, you may want to get counseling from the Pharmacist or your doctor before using both. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Cold and Flu, Tamiflu
How is Influenza treated?
Be prepared 2 read A LOT! There is no "cure". The flu is treated symptomatically, e.g., cough medicine for coughing, analgesics* for aches and pains, fever reducers* for high fever. You can take over-the-counter cold and flu remedies (like Tylenol Cold, DayQuil, or NyQuil). Call to ask your pharmacist for suggestions for over-the-counter symptom relieving products that are available for your symptoms, then send someone else out in public to pick those up for you, so you don't expose others to your flu...
Asked in Organ Transplants, Tamiflu
Is Tamiflu safe for transplant patients?
It is important that transplant patients always contact their transplant physician before adding any medications, either prescription or over the counter, to their medication regimen. The literature from the manufacturer does not list any complications or side effects specific to transplant patients and does not list them among those who should not take the drug. The following statement may apply if you are taking anti-rejection medications: Efficacy of TAMIFLU for treatment or prophylaxis has not been established in immunocompromised patients. ...
How does Tamiflu work?
In simple terms, TamiFlu (or generically Oseltamivir) works by attempting to prevent the virus from reproducing within the host. It does this by blocking the function of a particular enzyme that helps new viral cells to be released once they are prodcued (called budding) from an original virus which then go on to infect other host cells. By preventing this enzyme from functioning properly, these new viral cells are no longer able to be released and are prevented from further infecting new,...
Can diclofenac sodium and Tamiflu be taken together?
I'm assuming yes, since that's what my doctor prescribed for me for h1n1. I haven't had any side effects from either.. I think you should be good. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Symptoms, Swine Flu (H1N1/09), Tamiflu
How long do flu symptoms last if you're taking Tamiflu?
My son came down withH1N1 this week but the test did not come back for five days in which is to late to use Tamiflu. They recommend using within the first 48 hours of symptoms. If used prior to or within the first 48 hours studies suggest the drug can reduce the amount of time the flu lasts. Test cases indicated a consistent reduction in sick time by 1.8 days compared to the control group. It also suggested a significant reduction...
When was Tamiflu invented?
Tamiflu was invented by Gilead Sciences and licensed to Roche in 1996. Roche and Gilead partnered on clinical development, with Roche leading efforts to produce, register and bring the product to the markets. Under the terms of the companies' agreement, amended in November 2005, Gilead participates with Roche in the consideration of sub-licenses for the pandemic supply of oseltamivir. To ensure broader access to Tamiflu for all patients in need, Gilead has agreed to waive its right to full royalty payments for product...
Asked in Drug Interactions, Ibuprofen, Tamiflu
Can you take Motrin or Advil while taking Tamiflu?
Probably. Motrin and Advil are brand names for Ibuprofen. It is an anti-inflammatory, fever reducer, analgesic medication available over the counter. There are no similar ingredients in Tamiflu. There are no drug interactions between the two medicines. The age of the child needs to be taken into consideration, so you should consult with your health care professional or pharmacist about your specific case. Ibuprofen is harsh on the stomach. Have some food before you take it. At high doses, it can cause bleeding,...
Asked in Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Drug Interactions, Ibuprofen, Painkillers, Anti-Inflammatories, Swine Flu (H1N1/09), Tamiflu
Can you take ibuprofen with Tamiflu?
The healthy patient is likely to be just fine taking these two unrelated medicines in conjunction as long as the directions for each are followed to the letter. ...
Asked in Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Drug Interactions, Swine Flu (H1N1/09), Tamiflu, Cough and Cold Medicine
Can you take Tamiflu with mucinex DM?
There is no manufacturer-listed drug incompatibility between these two medicines, and the combination is often recommended by physicians. ...
Can you take Tamiflu and promethazine cough syrup together?
Tamiflu is an antiviral. It is OK to take your cough syrup with this. Remember to take every one of your Tamiflu capsules so that you will kill as many of the flu viruses as you possibly can. If you stop taking them early, your flu might come back and next time you will not be able to take anything for it. ...
If you are allergic to penicillin can you take Tamiflu?
Brand Name Tamiflu is safe if you are allergic to penicillin. Do not use "generic" TM-FLU sold on Internet as a deadly scam [see Alert below]. You should be fine if you are taking the US FDA approved brand name Tamiflu that contains Oseltamivir. It is an antiviral. It does not have any antibiotics in it at all. Remember to take all of the Tamiflu to get the full benefit of the therapy to treat the flu virus. ALERT JUNE 17, 2010 Drug...