How Long After You Have Taken Tamiflu Is It Still Effective?

When my 9 year old caught the flu the first week in March, our entire family took Tamiflu. My son kicked the flu in record time and the rest of us avoided it completely. It is now almost two months after the fact: How long do we we have immunity from the Tamiflu? My husband travels a lot and I am hoping with the swine flu that is all over the news, he will have some protection..

2 thoughts to “How Long After You Have Taken Tamiflu Is It Still Effective?”

  1. That fact that you have already take the cure, has some profound effects. First, your liver filters chemicals such as these from your body in a matter of hours. 2 months is a very long time. I advise that you do not take this flu therapy until you actually catch the flu again. The problem is that once a vaccine is taken, like antibiotics, viruses can adapt and become unaffected by such medications. Thus you have to make sure that you finish the whole course of antibiotics. This is the same for the swine flu. The good news is that we have 2 cures for this virus. If you show symptoms, visit your doctor and he will advise you on the best course of action. Generally, your husband should be unaffected since this virus affects teenagers more then adults.

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