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.