19 Jan 2010
No, it is an antiviral medicine.
It blocks the actions of influenza virus types A and B in your body.
Tamiflu is used to treat flu symptoms caused by influenza virus in patients who have had symptoms for less than 2 days. Tamiflu may also be given to prevent influenza in people who may be exposed but do not yet have symptoms. It will not treat the common cold.
- Tamiflu Information for Consumers
- Tamiflu Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tamiflu (detailed)
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1 answer • 9 Oct 2009
I've seen some press recently which may indicate that Tamiflu is not safe for kids.
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2 answers • 21 Oct 2010
I was diagnosed with influenza and have been taking Tamiflu for two days. I woke up with a rash all?
... over my body this morning that feels tingly and warm to the touch. Should I quit taking the Tamiflu, and take Benadryl? Or can I take both ...
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