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What is this? Anyone have any info?<br><br>
I have a friend who is ill with pneumonia right now. He said his doctor put him on Tamiflu. I have heard of the name, don't know anything about it. He knows about all you crazy people who question doctors/drugs/etc so he told me to go see what you all think <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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Hi, Steph:<br><br>
Tamiflu is the trade name of oseltamivir, a drug used to prevent or treat influenza A or B infections. Oseltamivir works against influenza A and B by inhibiting neuraminidase, a protein that sits on the surface of flu viruses and is essential for replication of the virus.<br><br>
I'd include more, but I have twin babies who need some attention! If you google either "tamiflu" or "oseltamivir", you will get plenty of stuff.<br><br>
Hope your friend is feeling better.
 

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I'll just add that Tamillu may decrease the length of time you experience symptoms of the <a href="http://www.originaldrugs.com/flu-drugs.shtml" target="_blank">flu</a> by 1 - 2 days. It may also help to reduce the risk of spreading the flu to others.<br><br>
Also check these pages about Tamiflu on <a href="http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/InfoSheets/patient/oseltamivir_phosphatePIS.htm" target="_blank">FDA</a> and <a href="http://www.tamiflu.com/" target="_blank">official Tamiflu website</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'll just add that Tamillu may decrease the length of time you experience symptoms of the <a href="http://www.originaldrugs.com/flu-drugs.shtml" target="_blank">flu</a> by 1 - 2 days.</div>
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Just wanted to add that when I've taken Tamiflu, it reduced the severity of symptoms from Influenza A *and* prevented the 6-8 weeks of coughing which normally follows the infection. I avoided the coughing and secondary respiratory infections, which was very nice, as I'd dealt with Influenza A (severe case) in the previous flu season. The sky high fevers were bad enough, but the two months of chest-wracking coughs? Ugh. That triggered my first bout of costochondritis.
 

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Warning Tamiflu is a verry powerfull dangerous drug,many have died from using this already.<br><br><a href="http://www.Mercola.com" target="_blank">www.Mercola.com</a><br>
searchbox; type tamiflu adverse effects<br>
Please be carefull!<br>
Antibiotics are useless for the flu/any flu<br><br>
Tyler
 
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