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Oseltamivir (Oh–sel–TAM–i–veer) belongs to the family of medicines called antivirals, which are used to treat infections caused by viruses. Oseltamivir is used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Oseltamivir may reduce flu symptoms (weakness, headache, fever, cough, and sore throat) by 1 day. Oseltamivir is also used to prevent influenza infection if you have come into close contact with someone who has the flu.
If you receive the flu vaccine every year, continue to do so. Oseltamivir is not a substitute for your yearly flu shot.
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Tamiflu Directions To Use
For the treatment of Influenza, the dosage of Tamiflu is:
75 mg of Tamiflu for adults to be taken twice a day for up to five days
30-75 mg of Tamiflu for children to be taken twice a day for up to five days. The exact dose of Tamiflu is usually dependent upon the body weight and other factors determined by your doctor.
The dose of Tamiflu for infants must be determined by a pediatrician.
For the prophylactic treatment of influenza with Tamiflu, the dosage is:
75 mg of Tamiflu for adults to be taken once a day for up to 7 days
The dosage of Tamiflu for children must be determined by a pediatrician.
Tamiflu Warnings and Side Effects
Before deciding to take Tamiflu, tell your doctor if you have known or unknown allergies to Tamiflu's components as you may be advised not to take Tamiflu.
Tamiflu has not been tested on pregnant women yet but animals studies have shown that Tamiflu can cause birth defects on the animals that were tested. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, do not take Tamiflu or buy Tamiflu without first consulting your doctor.
Tamiflu passes into the breast milk of nursing mothers and it is fairly safe to breast feed an infant provided that you first discuss with your doctor the risks and odds of breast feeding.
Before taking Tamiflu, if you have any of the following medical conditions, it is best that you first inform your doctor about it as having them may affect the effect of Tamiflu on your body:
- Heart problems
- Kidney ailments
- Other viral infections aside from Influenza A or Influenza B.
- Lung Problems
- Liver diseases
- Other serious medical problems that need constant medical attention
Taking Tamiflu may entail some unwanted side effects. The side effects of Tamiflu may range from mild to severe. These are the side effects associated with Tamiflu:
- Phlegm production
- Stomach cramps
- Stomach upsets
- Nosebleed (frequently and most commonly occurring in children)
- Itching of eyes
- Redness of eyes
- Skin flushing
- Swelling of eyes and excessive production of tears
Other side effects of Tamiflu aside from these may also occur aside from the ones mentioned above and if you experience any of these side effects and if they become intolerable and bothersome immediately discontinue use of Tamiflu and ask your doctor on what to do next.
Tamiflu Missed Dose
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Store Tamiflu under refrigeration at 36º to 46ºF (2º to 8ºC). Do not freeze.
Symptoms of a Tamiflu overdose are nausea and/or vomiting. Seek medical attention if an overdose is suspected.
Tamiflu More Information
You should begin treatment with Tamiflu as soon as possible from the first appearance of flu symptoms. Similarly, prevention should begin as soon as possible after exposure, at the recommendation of a physician.
This drug information is for your information purposes only, it is not intended that this information covers all uses, directions, drug interactions, precautions, or adverse effects of your medication. This is only general information, and should not be relied on for any purpose. It should not be construed as containing specific instructions for any particular patient. We disclaim all responsibility for the accuracy and reliability of this information, and/or any consequences arising from the use of this information, including damage or adverse consequences to persons or property, however such damages or consequences arise. No warranty, either expressed or implied, is made in regards to this information.