When can you start tamiflu?

Tamiflu is usually taken for five days when used for treatment and 10 days when used for prevention. However, it may be continued for 6 to 12 weeks in certain situations. Tamiflu should be started within 48 hours of symptom onset. Tamiflu is available as capsules or an oral powder.

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.

What is the proper dosage for Tamiflu? Adults and Adolescents (13 years of age and older) The recommended oral dosage of TAMIFLU for treatment of influenza in adults and adolescents 13 years and older is 75 mg twice daily (one 75 mg capsule or 12.5 mL of oral suspension twice daily) for 5 days.

What are some natural alternatives to Tamiflu?

Tamiflu Alternatives

  • Relenza. Relenza, also known by its generic name, Anamivir, works by attacking the flu virus and limiting its spread around the body.
  • Flumadine. Flumadine, also known by its generic name, rimantadine, is an antiviral drug approved for the treatment and prevention of flu caused by influenza virus A.
  • Symmetrel. The reason behind this is not understood.

Is Tamiflu over counter or prescription? 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.

How long can you Wait to take Tamiflu?

How long can you Wait to take Tamiflu? In the prevention of flu, Tamiflu must be started within two days of contact with someone who has flu. It is given as one dose once a day for at least 10 days after contact with an infected person. When Tamiflu is used during a flu epidemic, this dose can be given for up to six weeks.

Can you go to school while taking Tamiflu? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, whether you take Tamiflu or not, you should wait at least 24 hours after your fever has disappeared before returning to school or work to help prevent spread of the flu.

Are you still contagious after taking Tamiflu? Tamiflu is most effective when taken within the first 48 hours of the onset of symptoms. It does not treat the flu. It reduces the severity and length of illness. You are still contagious for 7 days after the symptoms began, even if you feel better. Please do Rest.

Can you take Zyrtec while taking Tamiflu? Yes, if…: If a person was able to take zyrtec and tamiflu ( oseltamivir) separately in the past, without any problems related to the medications, then she should be able to take them at the same time, together. If any concerns arise, she can ask the doctor who prescribed the tamiflu (oseltamivir).