How does Tamiflu work?
Asked by Marianne Petralia 6 months ago.
It inhibits the enzyme neuraminidase in the flu virus. The enzyme activity is essential for virus replication. FYI, H1N1 is Hemagluttinin strain 1/neuraminidase strain 1. Answered by Isidro Esselman 6 months ago.
Does Tamiflu really work I think I have the flu?
I'm fairly certain I have the flu I say this with a little bit of confidence because I'm experiencing every symptom of the flu I was also already on antibiotics as a preventative for a minor surgery so that tells me that it more than likely is not a bacterial infection. I've been experiencing these...
Asked by Yaeko Mikrot 6 months ago.
I'm fairly certain I have the flu I say this with a little bit of confidence because I'm experiencing every symptom of the flu I was also already on antibiotics as a preventative for a minor surgery so that tells me that it more than likely is not a bacterial infection. I've been experiencing these symptoms for two days which are a mild fever body aches tired runny nose sore throat and weak. The question I have is that I think my doctor will prescribe me Tamiflu and I was wondering if it really works and if it does work how fast will it take to kick in Answered by Misha Ackah 6 months ago.
Tamiflu works. However, it works best in the first 48 hours of infection. But you have to understand, there are people at serious risk for flu related problems, and doctors do prioritize tamiflu for those patients. If you have no special reason to think your current instance of the flu will be disastrous, and you show no signs of such an event, it really is best to just let your body handle it. Tamiflu shouldnt be taken just because a flu is seirously annoying you. If you are in one of the at risk groups (elderly, etc.) then it may be a good idea. But only your doctor can say for sure. Edit: To address what Whitney said below, yes, nausea is a side effect of tamiflu, as are several other stomach issues. This is why you should regard it not as a convenience medicine, but as a life-saving one. If you just have a miserable flu, a miserable stomach upset will make you feel awful. If you could very well die without tamiflu, then suddenly the nausea becomes not quite as significant. Answered by Susy Sorenson 6 months ago.
Does Tamiflu Really Work Answered by Norma Dirico 6 months ago.
Idk for you, but tamiflu made me feel sicker. I quit taking it (causing stomach issues, mostly) Answered by Brittaney Borbon 6 months ago.
How does tamiflu work?
Sorry was ment to write HOW tamiflu kill the virus.
Asked by Anisha Stathis 6 months ago.
Hey, good question. Tamiflu is a drug designed to prevent and treat the symptoms of the influenza virus, commonly referred to as the flu. Because of the recent sudden spread of the swine flu, many people have begun buying cheap Tamiflu online as a way of lowering their chances or preventing them from contracting the swine flu. Tamiflu, which is really the brand name version of the generic drug Oseltamivir, is an antiviral drug that is traditionally used in the treatment and prevention of Influenza virus A and Influenza virus B for a maximum of six weeks of treatment. Tamiflu works best when taken within two days of the first appearance of symptoms because treatment becomes more difficult after the virus has spread to more cells in the body. Tamiflu works by stopping or at least slowing the replication of the virus after it has been contracted, and prevents the virus from infecting cells as a preventative treatment. For Tamiflu to work most effectively, some doctors have suggested that the drug be taken for longer than the recommended dosage as the virus still may have replicating abilities in some patients after six weeks, which increases the risk of viral resistance and mutation. Hope this helps! Answered by Jolie Mealer 6 months ago.
Does Tamiflu fight against the new threat of Bird Flu?
If cases keep re-appearing i guess it does not work. What are your thoughts and experience with Tamiflu.
Asked by Jeanne Consolini 6 months ago.
It has been used for it and other viruses. The gov. appearently stockpiled Tamiflu when the Bird Flu first became a problem. It's not the answer though, just a small tool to help. Answered by Thomas Saiz 6 months ago.
My daughter's college roomate has H1N1. She and my daughter are both taking Tamiflu.?
My daughter was perscribed Tamiflu as a precautionary measure as she is now the caregiver of her sick roomate. Since my daughter has been exposed to H1N1, will she have immunity, at least for this season, once she finishes taking her 10 day dosage?
Asked by Gaye Herres 6 months ago.
Tamiflu is not supposed to be given unless you have the flu, because it doesn't protect you from getting the flu it only helps you get through the symptoms. They are probably giving it to her now so if she gets the flu the symptoms will be milder. Tamiflu only helps you get through the symptoms the vaccine is the only thing to protect from getting the flu. If she is taking care of her and in direct contact with her, there is a high possibility of her getting the flu especially if she is 24 and under or has a medical condition like a respiratory condition like asthma. That is why they gave her Tamiflu, because they assume she will probably get it and they don't want her to develop symptoms that would make her go into the hospital. Answered by Tiny Shanker 6 months ago.
i could be fuming. I do have self belief having the H1N1 vaccine is a clever pass however the factor is...you will possibly no longer and not only that yet you do have 50% ultimate to assert "No way" or "enable's communicate approximately this 1st". On ultimate of that step mom should not be taking your little one for scientific care till she is ill. What if there were a reaction and you weren't there? i won't even think of. How did they understand you probably did no longer already do it? that is only incorrect. Are you a real pushover or something? Is that why they could think of that is ok to bypass get a incredibly new vaccine without your approval, understanding, and consent? Answered by Li Larman 6 months ago.
Do I have to take tamiflu?
I have the flu, and I have had it for about 3 days almost 4. I've noticed that this medicine has alot of side effects and I don't know if I wanna take it. Any help? Will I be okay if I don't take it?
Asked by Eilene Dimaio 6 months ago.
You ask, Do I have to take tamiflu? Short answer, No, of course not. Typically you'll recover from the flu on your own within 1 to 2 weeks. (flu.gov). "Antiviral medications work best when started within the first two days of getting sick." (flu.gov). So, if your flu was going to last 1 week, then it wouldn't be worth it for you to start the antivirals now, almost 4 days into the illness. Uh, are you feeling any better or no? Do you know people who have had the flu who live near you - how long did it take them to recover (may speak to this year's flu strain)? On the other hand if your flu was going to last 2 weeks then why not hit that tamiflu. Except, of course, because of the chance of experiencing side effects. Side effects: First off, apparently 80% of people who use Tamiflu don't experience side effects,. The other 20% get headaches at best. Are you Japanse by any chance? "Adverse Events: Nausea, vomiting. Sporadic, transient neuropsychiatric events (self injury or delirium) mainly reported among Japanese adolescents and adults." -- cdc.gov The side effect suffered the most was headache (20%). Other symptoms were experienced by single percentage digits. (drugs.com). So you have a 1 in 4 chance of a headache but around a 1 in 9 chance of vomiting from the Tamiflu, if I read that right. You'll have to make that call - after all, the flu itself could give you a headache and make you nauseated... Answered by Terrance Budz 6 months ago.
Why do I need to take Tamiflu?
My brother just got diagnosed with most likely the swine flu. He is getting prescribed to Tamiflu as well as my sister.My sister and I are NOT sick. They say the Tamiflu will protect us from getting it. But won't that make the bacteria more immune to the Tamiflu?Why am I taking it? By the way, my doctor...
Asked by Lenora Tompsett 6 months ago.
My brother just got diagnosed with most likely the swine flu. He is getting prescribed to Tamiflu as well as my sister. My sister and I are NOT sick. They say the Tamiflu will protect us from getting it. But won't that make the bacteria more immune to the Tamiflu? Why am I taking it? By the way, my doctor recommended it to us to be taken. Answered by Aracely Delsavio 6 months ago.
Tamiflu does not kill the virus. If that was the case, it would be similar to Antibiotics. Tamiflu reduces the virus from spreading to potential healthy host cells in the body. A host cell is a cell (any cell in the body that H1N1 concentrates on in this case) that is the home of the reproduction of the virus. Tamiflu basically freezes the virus from attacking the host cell. Therefore it usually dies off. It's not 100% effective, the virus may get by sometimes. Anyway, the doctor perscribed it to you so that you have less of a chance in showing symptoms, and becoming infected. So its a good idea to take! Answered by Brett Paolicelli 6 months ago.
You are taking it because, since you live with your brother, it is very likely that you already have the virus inside you. Most people have the virus in their body for a few days before any symptoms start. Taking Tamiflu will help prevent the virus from multiplying and you won't get the full blown flu, or if you do it will be a lot lighter than it would have been. You need to protect yourself by continuing to take the Tamiflu as instructed. Btw the flu (influenza) is a virus, not bacteria. Answered by Marcy Purcell 6 months ago.
Tamiflu is an extremely extremely strong drug that has not entirely been proven - just go and google side effects of Tamiflu or google Tamiflu and you will see that it is only prescribed to people with 48 hours of showing signs of the h1n1/swine flu/seasonal flu. Your doctor SHOULD NOT be prescribing to anyone without symptoms, this is deadly. He must have said that you must all get the h1n1 vaccine, not the medication for the illness. Tamiflu is not something you should ever take without symptoms. I have had 1st hand experience and it has been by far the most controversial drug to consider taking. Answered by Etsuko Nehring 6 months ago.
Taking Tamiflu reduces the odds you will get sick since it kills the flu virus. Answered by Salvador Berliew 6 months ago.
My bf has been diagnosed with swine flu and i havent been told to take the tamiflu tablets hmmm...... I dont have any symptoms although I did just sneeze........strange! Answered by Lyle Zavitz 6 months ago.
firstly the flu is a virus, so only antivirals can stop it not kill it. if you take the antiviral tamiflu it will stop the virus reproducing but not killing it. its for your own safety so just take it Answered by Bee Marius 6 months ago.
Why are they using Tamiflu on the influenza B retro virus?
my six year old was just prescribed this, (she did have her flu shot and still got infected) Was it seriously the only thing in our arsenal ?we have a bunch of pharmacies, they were all out, one pharmacist called all over town and said only one store in town still had some, it had to be taken with in two...
Asked by Babara Cardenal 6 months ago.
my six year old was just prescribed this, (she did have her flu shot and still got infected) Was it seriously the only thing in our arsenal ? we have a bunch of pharmacies, they were all out, one pharmacist called all over town and said only one store in town still had some, it had to be taken with in two days of the flu. My doctor said that was his 10th case that day had twice as many the day before and another doctors office was on the news, this influenza B retro virus is spreading rapidly over here in Texas, but if they’re using Tamiflu for this, what else do we have?….. was this really our only defense against a mutated form of influenza? I though it was suppose to be used for the bird flu….. what are they doing about creating useful vaccines for the future? Does anyone know? Answered by Stephani Sheahan 6 months ago.
Tamiflu is the most commonly used drug to help combat the symptoms of influenza, there are two others, but most of the production of those has been bought up and stockpiled by the government against the very real possibility of pandemic. As for useful vaccines, the cdc works hard all year long to do their best to predict which influenza viruses will be dominant in the following year and they make recommendations as to which viruses to vaccinate against for the pharmeceutical industry. This year, there were three viruses they chose to vaccinate against, and that is pretty much the max that one vaccine can be made for. There are literally hundreds of influenza viruses out there tho, and there really isn't any way to vaccinate against all of them. Which ones people do get is really just a matter of bad luck, and there simply isn't much that can be done, other than to treat the symptoms and support the patient until they can fight off the flu themselves, that is what Tamiflu does. Answered by Jeannette Blizard 6 months ago.
What are the side effects of Tamiflu?
I went to the emergency room and I have a "suspicious" case of H1N1 |(swine). The government isn't permitting any testing to be done because it's "costing too much money" and because all cases seem to be generally mild. I was given tamiflu and I am so nauseous. Is this a normal side...
Asked by Vito Milera 6 months ago.
I went to the emergency room and I have a "suspicious" case of H1N1 |(swine). The government isn't permitting any testing to be done because it's "costing too much money" and because all cases seem to be generally mild. I was given tamiflu and I am so nauseous. Is this a normal side effect? I feel worse than I did before I got the antiviral. I may have been given the antiviral too late though. Answered by Floy Duenas 6 months ago.
Rare but serious skin reactions and allergic reactions have been reported. Stop taking TAMIFLU and call your doctor if you experience any of these reactions, as they could be very serious. People with the flu, particularly children and adolescents, may be at an increased risk of self injury and confusion shortly after taking TAMIFLU and should be closely monitored for signs of unusal behavior. A healthcare professional should be contacted immediately if the patient taking TAMIFLU shows any signs of unusual behavior. The most common side effects of TAMIFLU are mild to moderate nausea and vomiting. TAMIFLU is generally well tolerated. In addition, take the following precautions when using TAMIFLU: * You should not take TAMIFLU if you are allergic to oseltamivir phosphate or any other ingredients of TAMIFLU. * TAMIFLU is normally not recommended for use during pregnancy or nursing, as the effects on the unborn child or nursing infant are unknown. If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding while taking TAMIFLU, talk to your doctor before taking TAMIFLU. * If you have any type of kidney disease, talk to your doctor before starting TAMIFLU therapy. * The use of TAMIFLU along with an intranasal flu vaccine like FluMist®* has not been evaluated. However, due to the possibility for interference between these products, an intranasal flu vaccine should not be given within 2 weeks before or 48 hours after taking TAMIFLU, unless it is deemed appropriate by your doctor. The type of flu vaccine administered as a shot through the skin can be given at any time relative to use of TAMIFLU. Answered by Christena Sutherburg 6 months ago.
touch your GP as quickly as plausible. Are the element outcomes you're describing written on the leaflet of the medicine? provide up the medicine as quickly as plausible, and touch the guy who has prescribed it for you. no person ought to take antivirals without prescription Answered by Sheridan Corbi 6 months ago.
i was told there were min side effects Answered by Florida Zuccaro 6 months ago.
What is Tamiflu and how do I get it if I don't have insurance?
I've had a friend in my house for 3 days with the flu and now I'm worried I might be getting it. I keep seeing Tamiflu come up. Should I take some? Sorry if this is a dumb question...I never get sick!
Asked by Roselle Westcott 6 months ago.
It is important to understand how Tamiflu works before and weighing your risk versus benefit. Tamiflu works by preventing viral reproduction. A person who becomes infected with a virus begins with one, and then the multiplication begins. one becomes two, two become four, four become eight, and so on and so forth. This usually peaks around day two and is why once we notice our symptoms, we begin to feel worse for the first couple days (while viral load is increasing) and begin to feel better once our immune system responds over the next week (causing the viral load to decrease). There are a three scenarios specific to your question as I see it: 1. You were exposed however did not contract the virus 2. You were exposed and did contract the virus 3. Your friend was sick with another type of infection (i.e. bacterial) and even if you contracted it, Tamiflu (or other antivirals) will do nothing to help. Lets hope for option 1. Tamiflu is dosed two ways: 1. For someone who has been exposed to another person with a viral infection, they are supposed to take one 75mg capsule daily for the entire time of exposure and up to seven days after the exposure has ended. 2. For someone exhibiting symptoms of a viral infection, they start taking one 75mg capsule twice a day for five days. Keep in mind, to be effective, it MUST be started within 48 hours of symptom onset, which is when viral reproduction reaches it's peak, otherwise you are as sick as you are going to be and Tamiflu will not lessen the time or severity in which you are sick. It sounds like you may have missed your opportunity to take Tamiflu prophylactically, however if you begin to have flu symptoms, be sure and start an antiviral drug such as Tamiflu within 48 hours, sooner the better. Please keep in mind, Tamiflu is one of the newer antiviral drugs, but other have been on the market for much longer, and are available as generics. Symmetrel (amantadine) is taken 100mg twice a day for 7-10 days and costs $25 for 20 tablets compared to $98 for 10 tablets of Tamilfu (prices found at drugstore.com). Starting within 48 hours of symptom onset is also necessary for amantadine too. I wish you the best... P.S. to obtain either medications would require a prescription and depending on your physician, a doctors visit Answered by Janice Peri 6 months ago.
Not a dumb question! It might be too late for the tamiflu...i think you have to take it within a day or two of exposure to decrease your flu symptoms. take 500-1000 mg vitamin D daily...effective, cheap... Answered by Hershel Dunlevy 6 months ago.
i'm assuming that if the outbreak gets intense adequate, the government will supply scientific care to the indigent, to keep away from the greater unfold of the ailment. as quickly as I had to have Tamiflu ten years in the past and had no scientific wellbeing coverage, it grow to be a splash over a hundred money. there's a known now and that i'm particular it particularly is greater value-effective than that. Answered by Nu Cabellero 6 months ago.
You can find what is Tamiflu and its price with more useful information on the website below: Answered by Curtis Marbray 6 months ago.
If you're already exposed, it's too late Answered by Talisha Neidiger 6 months ago.