Is It Okay To Drink Alcohol While Taking Tamiflu?

I’ve had the flu for 4 days now, but I feel a lot better, and I wasn’t sure if it was okay to have a couple drinks while I was still taking my medication Tamiflu?.

3 thoughts to “Is It Okay To Drink Alcohol While Taking Tamiflu?”

  1. I read a fair bit and there doesn’t seem to be any alcohol warning

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    Brand Names: Tamiflu Generic Name: oseltamivir (os el TAM ih veer)
    What is the most important information I should know about oseltamivir?
    » Oseltamivir is used to treat flu symptoms caused by influenza virus in patients who have had symptoms for less than 2 days. Oseltamivir may also be given to prevent influenza in people who may be exposed but do not yet have symptoms. Oseltamivir will not treat the common cold.
    » Treatment with oseltamivir should start as soon as possible when flu symptoms appear, such as fever, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, and runny or stuffy nose.
    » Take this medication for as many days as it has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated.
    » Oseltamivir should not be used in place of getting a yearly flu shot. The lefts for Disease Control recommends an annual flu shot to help protect you each year from new strains of influenza virus.
    What is oseltamivir?
    » Oseltamivir is an antiviral medication that blocks the actions of influenza virus types A and B in your body.
    » Oseltamivir is used to treat flu symptoms caused by influenza virus in patients who have had symptoms for less than 2 days. Oseltamivir may also be given to prevent influenza in people who may be exposed but do not yet have symptoms. Oseltamivir will not treat the common cold.
    » Oseltamivir may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
    What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using oseltamivir?
    » Oseltamivir should not be used in place of getting a yearly flu shot. The lefts for Disease Control recommends an annual flu shot to help protect you each year from new strains of influenza virus.
    » Before taking oseltamivir, tell your doctor if you have:
    kidney disease; heart disease;
    lung disease; or
    any other serious health problems.
    » If you have any of the conditions listed above, you may not be able to use oseltamivir or you may need a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.
    » FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
    » It is not known whether oseltamivir passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not take this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
    » Do not give this medication to a child younger than 1 year old.
    How should I take oseltamivir?
    » Take oseltamivir exactly as your doctor has prescribed it for you. Do not take more of the medication than recommended. Do not take oseltamivir for longer than your doctor has prescribed. » Treatment with oseltamivir should start as soon as possible when flu symptoms appear, such as fever, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, and runny or stuffy nose.
    » Take the oseltamivir capsule with a full glass of water.
    » You may take oseltamivir with or without food. If the medicine upsets your stomach, it may help to take it with food or milk. » To treat flu symptoms: Take oseltamivir every 12 hours for 5 days. Follow your doctor’s instructions. » To prevent flu symptoms: Take oseltamivir every 24 hours for 10 days or as prescribed. Follow your doctor’s instructions. » Take this medication for as many days as it has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated. » Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. To be sure you get the correct dose, measure the liquid with the syringe provided with the medicine. Do not measure the medicine with a regular table spoon. If you do not have the syringe or another medicine dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one. » Store oseltamivir capsules at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Store oseltamivir liquid in the refrigerator but do not freeze. Throw away any unused liquid after 10 days.
    What happens if I miss a dose?
    » Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If your next dose is less than 2 hours away, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
    What happens if I overdose?
    » Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
    » Symptoms of an oseltamivir overdose may include nausea and vomiting.
    What should I avoid while taking oseltamivir?
    » There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activities while taking oseltamivir unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
    What are the possible side effects of oseltamivir?
    » Stop using oseltamivir and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; a red and blistering or peeling skin rash.
    » Continue using oseltamivir and talk with your doctor if you have any of these less serious side effects:
    nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
    dizziness, headache;
    nosebleed;
    eye redness or discomfort;
    sleep problems (insomnia); or
    cough or other respiratory symptoms.
    » Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
    What other drugs will affect oseltamivir?
    » There may be other that can affect oseltamivir. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

    Goldpharma.com – [Tamiflu 30mg 10 Hartkaps. N1]
    Goldpharma.com – [Tamiflu 45mg 10 Hartkaps. N1]
    Goldpharma.com – [Tamiflu 75mg 10 Hartkaps. (10/2011)]
    Goldpharma.com – [Tamiflu 75mg 10 Hartkaps. (9/2010)]

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