Tamiflu is an effective solution for the treatment of symptoms induced by influenza. It treats stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, fever/chills, aches, and tiredness. It has an active ingredient Oseltamivir Phosphate, which is an antiviral drug. This medication is manufactured by Genentech, Inc., one of the renowned pharmaceutical companies. This medicine is available in a dosage of 75 mg and composed as a conventional tablet form.
Manufacturer: Genentech, Inc.
Active Ingredient: This medication has an active component of Oseltamivir Phosphate. It has antiviral activity. It blocks neuraminidases on the surfaces of influenza viruses that interfere with host cell release of complete viral particles. It is a cyclohexenecarboxylate ester that is the ethyl ester of oseltamivir acid. Given antiviral prodrug is used to slow the spread of influenza. It plays the role of a prodrug, an EC exo-alpha-sialidase inhibitor, an antiviral drug, an environmental contaminant and a xenobiotic.
Indications: This medicine is indicated for the treatment of symptoms caused by the flu virus. It helps make the symptoms like stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, fever/chills, aches, tiredness, less severe and shortens the recovery time by 1-2 days.
Tamiflu may also be used to prevent the flu if exposed to someone who already has the flu or if there is a flu outbreak in the community. It may stop the flu virus from growing. This drug is not a substitute for the flu vaccine.
Action Mechanism: This mentioned drug contains the active ingredient oseltamivir phosphate, which is a type of medicine called a neuraminidase inhibitor. Tamiflu works by restricting the flu virus from spreading around the body. The newly formed copies of the virus can't leave the infected cells to infect other cells.
Dosages: This neuraminidase inhibitor is available in a dosage as follows:
- 75 mg: It should be taken orally with or without food as prescribed by the doctor, do not go against it
Note: This drug should not be used in place of getting a yearly flu shot. It is not a substitute for a flu shot.