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Tamiflu Reviews

If you've used Tamiflu, please help others by adding your feedback. What would you tell your best friend about this product? Please remember that we do not give medical advice. That is for your local health care provider, who is familiar with your medical history. You can use the form below to add your comments, feedback or Tamiflu review.


Nausea symptoms
Date: 1/14/2014
I just finished taking a 5 day course of Tamiflu. One of the side effects I experienced are nausea. I would like to find out, how long after does this side effect last? I've been a whole day without taking it and still have nausea symptoms. Thank you.
Xmyema

AskDocWeb: Nausea is one of the most common side effects of Tamiflu and if it persists more than a few days check with your doctor.


EXPOSED TO MRSA
Date: 1/19/2014
I HAD INFLUENZA, SAW MY DR. SHE PRESCRIBED TAMAFLU. I EXPRESSED TO HER THAT I AM EXPOSED TO MRSA AT MY WORKPLACE. SHE TOLD ME THAT TAMAFLU WOULD HELP ANY POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO MRSA, IS THIS TRUE?
Juliana

AskDocWeb: MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a mutated form of Staphylococcus Aureus that is difficult to kill. It is a type of bacteria, not a virus. Where anti-viral drugs effect virus, anti-bacterial drugs effect bacteria. Generally speaking, anti-viral drugs have no effect on bacteria and anti-bacterial drugs have no effect on a virus.

The British Medical Journal published a multi-part investigation that confirms that the scientific evidence just isn't there to show that Tamiflu prevents serious complications.


Blood in urine?
Date: 1/31/2014
Taking tamiflu for three days and now has small amount of blood in urine. Is it a big concern?
Shauntell

AskDocWeb: First are you sure it is blood? Sometimes what appears to be blood in urine is actually red pigment from other sources such as food dyes or an excessive amount of beets. Doctors refer to this latter cause as "beeturia." If you can't link the urine color to the consumption of a food then you should report it to your doctor, especially if it happens for more than a day or two, or if there are repeated episodes.

Finding blood in your urine (hematuria) is usually not a reason for major concern but it is important to determine its cause. The most common causes of blood in the urine include:
  • Bladder or kidney infections
  • Bladder or kidney stones
  • Certain kidney diseases, such as inflammation in the filtering system of the kidneys (glomerulonephritis)
  • Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) or prostate cancer
  • Inherited diseases such as sickle cell anemia and cystic kidney disease
  • Certain medications such as aspirin, cyclophosphamide, heparin, penicillin, and phenazopyridine
  • A tumor in the bladder, kidney, or prostate
  • Kidney injury from an accident or sports
  • Vigorous exercise
Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Blood in urine that is caused by exercise usually goes away on its own in a day or two, but other problems often require medical care. Because blood in urine can be a sign of a serious medical condition, it should be evaluated by a doctor who can order tests to confirm or rule out an underlying cause. In many cases, no treatment is necessary but it is best to find out for sure.


Bad reaction
Date: 4/8/2014
I took eight out of ten Tamiflu pills before I started getting symptoms of the flu. I then took a Benadryl to try and clear my stuffy head and ended up in the ER. Apparently I had a bad reaction to the two drugs together and experienced rapid heart rate, numbness and tingling all over, shortness of breath and word slurring. My flu symptoms were very mild, however, and of short duration.
Linda

AskDocWeb: At this time the Physician's Desk Reference lists no significant interactions between Tamiflu and other drugs. However Drugs.com shows moderate interactions may be possible between Tamiflu and the following:
  • Entecavir)
  • FluMist
  • Methotrexate
  • Pemetrexed
  • Probenecid / Colchicine
  • Probenecid
  • The influenza virus vaccine (both live and trivalent)
Contact your doctor if you experience severe nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, paleness of skin, fatigue, dizziness, fainting, fever, chills, body aches, flu-like symptoms, unusual bleeding or bruising, mouth ulcers or sores, and/or numbness, burning or tingling in your hands and feet. You may require an adjustment in your dosage or more frequent monitoring by your doctor.


Missed a dose
Date: 11/30/2014
I'm currently taking Tamiflu and yesterday I missed the 2nd dosage I was supposed to take. I didn't remember until I took the 1st one for today, about 5-10mins ago. What should I do with my skipped one from yesterday? BTW my husband paid $3.40 for my prescription of 10 from Walmart. Originally, before insurance, it was $138.
TMB

AskDocWeb: According to data provided by the manufacturer, never take a missed dose of Tamiflu within two hours (or earlier) of the next dose. Never take double doses of Tamiflu.


Reeked of alcohol
Date: 12/4/2014
I tested positive for Influenza A and Influenza B. Was given tamiflu, and took it twice a day for 5 days. I have been done with it for several days now. I didn't notice any side effects other than the dry and itchy eyes (but I have s'jorgens so didn't realize they were dryer than usually possibly because of the tamiflu until I read the posts online). But, it worked great for me and it almost eliminated the flu symptoms within the first day. But someone told me today that I have "reeked of alcohol several times over the past couple of weeks." Is there anyway that the tamiflu could have caused this smelt? I haven't had any alcohol to drink, and I am not diabetic. I also was given a cough medicine, but I only took it once, as well as a Ventolin HFA inhaler. Could any of these medications contributed to my body odor? Thanks
Elizabeth

AskDocWeb: Tamiflu has not been reported to affect body odor however, many cough medicines contain alcohol so that that's something to check.


Shelf life of liquid Tamiflu
Date: 12/22/2014
My daughter was prescribed liquid tamiflu in sep of this yr but it does not have an expiration date..is it still okay to take if been in fridge?
Amanda

AskDocWeb: If refrigerated the liquid Tamiflu is stable for 5 weeks (35 days) when stored 2 to 8C (36 to 46F).


Tamiflu side effects
Date: 1/12/2015
Started using Tamiflu within 30 hours of contracting the first flu systems. Stopped taking Tamiflu after three days once flu systems began to subside. Noticed that after taking Tamiflu pill I felt much worse, also experienced some strange side effects not flu related very similar to encephalitis symptoms. Quite taking Tamiflu immediately and within 12 hours flu symptoms caused by Tamiflu decreased dramatically. Went back to the doctor, he said my lungs were clear and the flu was gone. However, the Tamiflu symptoms remain, nausea, dizziness, they are slowly subsiding but is taking a long time for the Tamiflu to work out of my system. Wish I had never taken the stuff. The side effects are worse than the flu!
Tim

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