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  • Genentech Tamiflu


    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.

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.