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Is tamiflu an antiviral medication?

May Treat: ·

Drug Class: Influenza Antiviral Agents – Neuraminidase Inhibitors

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

May Treat: ·

Drug Class: Influenza Antiviral Agents – Neuraminidase Inhibitors

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

Alcohol: Limit intake while taking this medication

Driving: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution

Manufacturer: GENENTECH, INC. · ROCHE LABS.

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • Begin ASAP after exposure to flu or symptoms appear
  • May take with food if stomach upset occurs
  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • Begin ASAP after exposure to flu or symptoms appear
  • May take with food if stomach upset occurs
  • Success is dependent on completing therapy course
  • May lower protection from nasal flu vaccine.
  • Call MD for mental or mood changes.

  • For capsule products : Take at the same time(s) daily as directed. Call doctor if you are not getting better.
  • For suspension, reconstituted, oral products : Shake well & measure with dosing spoon/cup/syringe. If not sure how much drug to use, ask pharmacist.

What are side effects of Tamiflu?Any warnings while using Tamiflu?Is Tamiflu contraindicated for any condition?How to use Tamiflu?What if you missed a dose of Tamiflu?What if you overdose on Tamiflu?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

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  • People also askCan Tamiflu help with other viruses?Can Tamiflu help with other viruses?Tamiflu has not been shown to be effective against other types of viruses, including viruses that cause the stomach flu or common cold. It is actively being studied to learn how effective it is at treating bird flu (avian flu).

    Precautions

    • If available, read the patient package insert
    • Begin ASAP after exposure to flu or symptoms appear
    • May take with food if stomach upset occurs
    • If available, read the patient package insert
    • Begin ASAP after exposure to flu or symptoms appear
    • May take with food if stomach upset occurs
    • Success is dependent on completing therapy course
    • May lower protection from nasal flu vaccine.
    • Call MD for mental or mood changes.

    • For capsule products : Take at the same time(s) daily as directed. Call doctor if you are not getting better.
    • For suspension, reconstituted, oral products : Shake well & measure with dosing spoon/cup/syringe. If not sure how much drug to use, ask pharmacist.

    What are side effects of Tamiflu?Any warnings while using Tamiflu?Is Tamiflu contraindicated for any condition?How to use Tamiflu?What if you missed a dose of Tamiflu?What if you overdose on Tamiflu?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?Can Tamiflu help with other viruses? Tamiflu has not been shown to be effective against other types of viruses, including viruses that cause the stomach flu or common cold. It is actively being studied to learn how effective it is at treating bird flu (avian flu).

    When should you take Tamiflu? You should take Tamiflu within two days of being exposed to the virus or at the onset of flu symptoms for it to work the best. It has been approved for use by those older than 1 year of age. The FDA has also authorized use of Tamiflu for treating the H1N1 “swine flu” virus.

    Can I take antibiotics with Tamiflu? Yes, it is safe to take antibiotics with Tamiflu (oseltamivir). There are no known interactions between any antibiotic drug and Tamiflu. It is important to remember, that antibiotics aren’t effective against the flu as it is a viral infection.

    Is Tamiflu available over the counter in the US? Tamiflu is a prescription medicine so you can only get it after seeing a health care provider. It is not available over the counter without a prescription. If taken to treat the flu, Tamiflu will usually be prescribed to be taken twice daily for five days.

    When should you take Tamiflu?

    When should you take Tamiflu? You should take Tamiflu within two days of being exposed to the virus or at the onset of flu symptoms for it to work the best. It has been approved for use by those older than 1 year of age. The FDA has also authorized use of Tamiflu for treating the H1N1 “swine flu” virus.

    Why do I need to take Tamiflu?

    Taking Tamiflu to Treat the Flu

    • Who Can Take It. Tamiflu is approved for use in adults as well as children aged 1 year and over.
    • When to Take Tamiflu. You may take Tamiflu to treat the flu or, in some cases, to prevent the flu.
    • Dosage. Tamiflu is a prescription medicine so you can only get it after seeing a health care provider.
    • Side Effects.

    Is Tamiflu bad for You? Tamiflu can cause vomiting, nausea, and even hallucinations. But experts say it’s effective in reducing flu symptoms and is worth the side effects.

    Can Tamiflu help with other viruses? Tamiflu has not been shown to be effective against other types of viruses, including viruses that cause the stomach flu or common cold. It is actively being studied to learn how effective it is at treating bird flu (avian flu).