Can I stop taking Tamiflu if it makes me sick?
Still, don’t ignore side effects such as vomiting, say experts.
“We should take them seriously,” said Agarwal.
“At first warning signs, stop taking it.” Dehydration, for example, can be worse for someone who’s already sick..
Do I need to finish my Tamiflu?
Oseltamivir is a course of treatment. It is important that you finish the whole course (even if you do not feel unwell); otherwise the infection could return. If you have been prescribed it because you already have flu symptoms, you will need to take two doses daily for five days.
Can you stop taking Tamiflu after 2 days?
Continue taking this medicine for the full time of treatment even if you begin to feel better after a few days. This will help clear up your infection completely. If you stop taking this medicine too soon, your symptoms may return.
How long do Tamiflu side effects last?
Most side effects were reported on a single occasion, occurred on the first or second day of therapy, and resolved spontaneously within 1 to 2 days.
How long is the flu contagious?
Period of Contagiousness People with flu are most contagious in the first 3-4 days after their illness begins. Some otherwise healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.
What does Tamiflu do to the body?
A. Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) is an antiviral drug. It works by attacking the flu virus to keep it from multiplying in your body and by reducing the symptoms of the flu. Tamiflu can sometimes keep you from getting the flu if you take it before you get sick.