Oseltamivir Phosphate is an antiviral medicine that acts by blocking the actions of influenza virus types A and B in the body. This medicine is indicated for the treatment of influenza in people who have had flu symptoms for 2 days or less. It also prevents influenza in people who may have been exposed but do not yet have symptoms.
Class of Drugs – Antiviral drugs
Molecular Formula – C16H31N2O8P
Molecular Weight – 410.4 g/mol
Working: This antiviral medicine acts by attacking the flu virus to keep it from multiplying in the body and by decreasing the symptoms of the flu. This condition of flu is a respiratory infection that leads to the symptoms such as fever, chills, aches and pains, cough, and sore throat. Oseltamivir Phosphate kills the viruses that induces the infection.
Uses: This particular medication is indicated to treat symptoms caused by the flu virus or influenza. It treats the symptoms like stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, fever/chills, aches, tiredness, less severe and shortens the recovery time by 1-2 days.
Oseltamivir Phosphate may also be used to prevent the flu if anyone has been exposed to someone who already has the flu such as a sick household member or if there is a flu outbreak in the community. Consult the doctor before taking this medication. It restricts the flu virus from growing. This medication does not a substitute for the flu vaccine.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This active component is used in a popular brand medicine as given below:
- Tamiflu: 75 mg
It is not recommended to treat common cold. Do not consume this medicine more than prescribed. Overdose of this medicine may increase the risk of side effects.