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.
What is Tamiflu?
Tamiflu is an antiviral medication that blocks the actions of influenza virus types A and B in the body.
What is Tamiflu used for?
Tamiflu is used to treat flu symptoms caused by influenza virus in people have had symptoms for less than 2 days. This medicine may also be given to prevent influenza in people who may be exposed but do not yet have symptoms. Tamiflu will not treat the common cold.
How should Tamiflu be taken?
Take Tamiflu exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Follow all directions on the prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed. Start taking Tamiflu as soon as possible after flu symptoms appear, such as fever, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, and runny or stuffy nose.
What should be avoided while taking Tamiflu?
Do not use a nasal flu vaccine within 48 hours after taking Tamiflu. Oseltamivir may interfere with the drug action of FluMist, making the vaccine less effective. Follow the doctor’s instructions.
What other drugs will affect Tamiflu?
Other drugs may interact with oseltamivir, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell the doctor about all current medicines.