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Avatar f tn I did not know this re pneumonia vaccine--mine is getting near to 5 years old so good to know this anyhow. You seem very knowledgeable; do you know how long Tamiflu actually lasts? I have a packet of Tamiflu (from Roche, prescription) from November 2004 that says it expires in 2006 but I've also heard that Roche guarantees its tamiflu for five years, and when I phoned Roche today they'd only say "We do not recommend use beyond the expiration date," nor will my doctor.
242516 tn?1368227505 Some very sick pregnant women with H1N1 and pneumonia have benefited from Tamiflu even starting a week after symptoms started. Tamiflu is not recommended for prophylaxis-- to prevent getting H1N1. It is most appropriate for persons who have high risk conditions (e.g. pregnancy) and who are household contacts of suspected or confirmed H1N1 patients. There are a few reports of Tamiflu-resistant pandemic H1N1 viruses.
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Avatar m tn The Department of Defense has also bought 7 million courses of Tamiflu for defense personnel, she said. Tamiflu, a pill made by Roche AG ROG.X and Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD.O), and GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK.L) (GSK.N) and Biota's (BTA.AX) Relenza, an inhaled drug, can treat influenza if given quickly. They have been shown to work against this new flu strain. Gibbs said Obama, who recently returned from a trip to Mexico, had shown no symptoms of the virus and had therefore not been tested.
242516 tn?1368227505 You may benefit from Tamiflu or Relenza pills. What your doctor will do is test you for flu and if you have an untypeable flu (one that we doesn't match those we've seen before) it could be swine flu. I've been following the CDC on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/CDCemergency and at http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/ which CDC has promised to update at 3pm EST daily.
179856 tn?1333550962 Lots of folks will get rich selling snake oil to people who panic at the suggestion of swine flu. Tamiflu is SO expensive and it will not prevent the flu, just shorten its duration by a maximum 36 hours, and it has some really serious potential side effects. Who knows what other scams are hatching out there! Good article, thanks for posting.
184674 tn?1360864093 Most seasonal influenza A (H1N1) virus strains tested from the United States and other countries are now resistant to Tamiflu (oseltamivir). Tamiflu has become a nearly worthless drug against seasonal flu. 9. Public health officials are irresponsible in their omission of any ways to strengthen immunity against the flu.
Avatar f tn One of the nurses pulled me to the side and informed me of the black label warning. What was the Doctor thinking? Why? Now she's on Amioderone. She has recently moved in with me because he took her driving privilages and told her he no longer wanted her living alone. Any way we seen a new Dr. today in charlotte at the Sanger Clinic and he was no help. He just suggested a heart transplant. Did I mention her other Dr in SC said she wasn't a canidate. OMG....
7721203 tn?1468446829 I was prescribed promethazine when I had gotten a stomach bug along with tamiflu and that stuffed saved my butt!! Made all my nausea go away, BUT it did make me very sleepy... I only took it at night time tho. I never tried it during the day because of that... and it was a liquid, not pill.
Avatar m tn I quickly became ill, flu like sysmtoms. I hid behind the symtoms, and with the current scare I have been precribed Tamiflu ( only I know the truth ). I now realise how bad my addition was / is, I have new supplies, took 2 last night and felt fit and well within the hour. I am only taking 1 at a time. How long will the pain last, and what else can I do.??
Avatar n tn I have tried moving my head around it circles ect to exercise any muscle problems, at first I thought it was a ric in my neck but now I am not sure. I don't want to go to the doctors just yet in case it is something silly, as that would make someone who needs them more than I do, wait.
Avatar m tn To date, neither one of us can smell or taste much of anything. Has your smell and taste returned? We have both been to several doctors and none can find anything wrong. They claim it is not the Afrin, but how do they know? We are looking for others with the same problem and asking if you have found a solution.
Avatar n tn Sounds weird, I've heard it called periodic fever? It's very frustrating. The doctors don't like to take the tonsils out that young but the high fevers arent good for them either.
436516 tn?1382388265 I have sharp pain in my throat radiating in my right ear from time to time,also most of the time i have the sensation that something is stuck in my throat near my right tonsil.My tonsils have deep crypts and i always get tonsils stones,seen many doctors and an ENT,had many x-rays taken.Some swollen lymph nodes,yeah its a mess...But still the doctors i have seen they all think everything is fine.They dont know whats going on.
530191 tn?1214166411 which I still can't lose), seen the dermatologist, allergist, immunoligist, endocrinologist, chiropractor, intuitive kineaseologist ,a naturopath, two acupunturist/chinese medicaine doctors- all with no insurance of course; and the hives persist. It seems I'm in the auto-immune urticaria group. Currently Xyzal and Zantac combined at off label dosing is working pretty well, some wheels every day, but manageable.
Avatar n tn The doctors still think I'm imagining it but one day I'll find one who takes me seriously and we'll figure out exactly what causes it. Thanks again and I hope you stay well.
162948 tn?1205256292 this is the first time i have visited this site and i have a few questions. i am very confused about the abbreviations used here could someone clear them up for me. i had mirena inserted in April of 07 and my hubby pulled the string (no pain what-so-ever) July 6 08. ever since lots of bleeding with several clots. i guess from reading the prior posts this is norm for a while. i hope we don't have to wait a year to concieve baby #7, that would be very depressing.