Tamiflu, the new nasal anti-fungal drug has just been approved for use in the USA by the FDA. It is one of many new anti-inflammatory treatments that have been developed in recent years, including steroids, leeches, etc.
One of the questions I get asked a lot is how much Tamiflu costs, and if it works. Unfortunately, as with any prescription medication, there are some potential Tamiflu costs, but also some potential benefits to using this as an anti-inflammatory treatment, which may help prevent further problems associated with inflamed sinuses and nasal symptoms.
Tamiflu costs will depend on your doctor. Your doctor can prescribe the lowest possible dosage for you, but this isn’t necessarily the best course of treatment for your particular condition or disease.
Also keep in mind that as Tamiflu costs vary widely between pharmacies, doctors sometimes charge different prices for different types of prescriptions, and if your doctor has prescribed you Tamiflu, and then changes plans for your medication, then you may have additional charges added Tamiflu costs. Always shop around for the best deal from your doctor!
So, how much does Tamiflu cost? It really depends on how acute your symptoms are, and how long you take the recommended dose of Tamiflu. If you have minor or moderate symptoms such as a stuffy nose, headache, sore throat, or wheezing, you may be able to treat yourself within 48 hours with an over-the-counter cold and cough drops, or perhaps by taking a nap when your fever is fairly high.
However, if you have any of the more serious symptoms such as a fever, pain, blocked or running nose, a sore throat, or cough, you should see your doctor immediately. Your doctor will also be able to advise you about the other treatments available, including steroids, which are only available by prescription, and antibiotics, which must be taken on an ongoing basis in order to have any effect. Tamiflu costs can vary depending on whether you get it by prescription, buy it over the counter, or obtain it through a public health service.