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Side effects of tamiflu (oseltamivir) in children in the u.S.?

Side effects of tamiflu (oseltamivir) in children in the u.S.?

Indian study: A indian study of 191 children (median age, 3 years), 69 (36.1%) developed adverse drug reactions. Most common symptoms were vomiting (16.2%) followed by neuropsychiatric symptoms (12.6%), diarrhea (12.0%), ear disorders (8.9%), and insomnia (6.8%). Full text available here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3127335/?Tool=pubmed. ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Graitcer
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Oseltamivir (Definition)

The brand name is tamiflu (oseltamivir). It is a prodrug, which means it is inactive until metabolized by a person's body into the active form. It blocks neuraminidase, an enzyme in influenza virus; by doing this, it prevents the flu virus from detaching from the host cell and slows the spread of the virus. It comes in a tablet form, as ...Read more


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When should you take tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

When should you take  tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

At symptom start: Tamiflu is for treating people 1 year and older with influenza (flu) whose symptoms started within the last two days. Tamiflu can also reduce the chance of getting the flu. Tamiflu is not a substitute for an annual flu vaccination. It is also called oseltamivir, and is a type of anti-viral. Dose is usually 75mg twice a day for 5 days. It should be started at the start of symptoms. ...Read more

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What is tamiflu (oseltamivir) and how do I get it?

What is tamiflu (oseltamivir) and how do I get it?

Flu medication: Tamiflu is for treating people 1 year and older with influenza (flu) whose symptoms started within the last two days. Tamiflu can also reduce the chance of getting the flu. Tamiflu is not a substitute for an annual flu vaccination. It is also called oseltamivir, and is a type of anti-viral. Dose is usually 75mg twice a day for 5 days. It should be started at the start of symptoms. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Anti influenza med: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is for treating people 1 year and older with influenza (flu) whose symptoms started within the last 2 days. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) can also reduce the chance of getting the flu. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is not a substitute for an annual flu vaccination. ...Read more

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How long does tamiflu (oseltamivir) stay in your body?

Oseltamivir: This medication has a half-life of 1 to 3 hours. That means that over this time period 1/2 of the amount of drug present in your body will be excreted or destroyed. The standard dose is 75 mg every 12 hours for 5 days. ...Read more

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What is another medicine similar to tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Relenza (zanamivir): Is another antiviral on the market. But the best treatment for the flu is to not get it. Get a flu shot and which antiviral to use won't be as much as an issue. When there are flu epidemics the antiviral can be in short supply and reserved for special patient populations. Get a flu shot. ...Read more

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How many hours apart should I take my tamiflu (oseltamivir) 75 mg?

Every 12 hours: Most prescriptions dispenced by pharmacists in us have directions on the label as prescribed by your doctor and you shpild always read the instructions.Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is prescribed for influenza as a 5 days course of 10 capsules to be taken 1 capsule every 12 hours. It is also prescribed for prophylactic use among contacts. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Tamiflu (Definition)

Tamiflu is a flu/influenza agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more