just started meds and got the flu
Nov 24, 2013
hi doctor, just started atrpila/veraday two weeks ago and i am just developing the flu, should i worry? what medicine should i take?
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
People living with HIV appear to be at somewhat greater risk of complications from influenza infection.
If you mean influenza (rather than just a generic "flu"), you should contact your care provider- there are medicines that you can take (Tamiflu) that can reduce the severity and duration of your symptoms.
Other than the antivirals, hydration and medicines for your symptoms, such as acetominophen or antiinflammatories can help (be careful not to overdo the non-steroidal (NSAID) types as they can cause kidney injury if taken in excess.
Hope that helps and you get well soon, BY
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