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Child had flu. Took Tamiflu. Had secondary infection. On Augmentin. Having achiness, weakness. Caused by antibiotic?

My 12 year old daughter was diagnosed with flu on March 6. Took Tamiflu . She started feeling better. Then she crashed again with a secondary infection on Monday March 10.. Sinus infection. She is 875ml of Augmentin since Monday. Today, no fever, all blood work came back normal, still has a cough , BUT she is VERY weak, achy and feels like walking down the hall is a marathon. Should it take this long to feel better? I m worried. Could the antibiotic make her feel this way? Please advise. Thank you!!
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Thank you for your query.

Both flu and the medicine Tamiflu can make you extremely weak which your daughter is experiencing. I suggest let her have adequate rest and a good nutritious diet and she should soon be on the road to recovery. Do finish the course of antibiotic which has been started. Flu can take some time, even 10-14 days, before the weakness disappears.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter an early recovery.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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