... and confirmed) to have the flu on Wednesday (I had a flu shot, he didn't). Thursday I started getting symptoms (today I feel TERRIBLE) but called our family doctor right away and started Tamiflu last (Thursday) night. I'm supposed to have an unrelated surgery on Tuesday so I'm wondering how long Tamiflu takes to work?
27 Jan 2012
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. Drink plenty of fruit juice(especially containing VitC). Take Acetaminophen if you have a fever.If you get worse, call your doctor.
Take care.. I hope you feel better soon!
- Tamiflu Information for Consumers
- Tamiflu Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tamiflu (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Swine Influenza - I've heard of a few people being kept in quarantine after being diagnosed with it?
... My daughter was just given Tamiflu and was told that her sister can go to school. I don't get it? Why does one doctor do things one way and ...
1 answer • 16 Oct 2009
and is it different if being treated with Tamiflu?
5 answers • 3 Nov 2009
I've seen some press recently which may indicate that Tamiflu is not safe for kids.
1 answer • 3 Nov 2009
... high fevers?
1 answer • 8 Dec 2014
16 year old daughter diagnosed with Influenza, so her MD prescribed Tamiflu for her, 75mg. Capsules, twice daily for 5 days. He also prescribed my ...
3 answers • 8 Dec 2014