About Tamiflu

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About Tamiflu

Oseltamivir is used for the prevention and treatment of the flu. For the treatment of a flu infection, the drug must be taken within two days of the onset of the first symptoms. To prevent infection, Oseltamivir should be used as soon as possible after contact with an infected person.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Alleviate flu symptoms
  • Shorten disease duration of the flu
  • prevent serious sequelae of the flu
  • Prevent Flu Disease

This is how Oseltamivir works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of oseltamivir.
Please also read the information on the drug classes antiviral agents, neuraminidase inhibitors, to which the active ingredient oseltamivir belongs.

Application of the active substance oseltamivir

Oseltamivir is used for the prevention and treatment of the flu. For the treatment of a flu infection, the drug must be taken within two days of the onset of the first symptoms. To prevent infection, Oseltamivir should be used as soon as possible after contact with an infected person.

Oseltamivir should be used in accordance with age and in children by weight. Only in the case of a global outbreak of influenza, the drug may be given to prevent infraction to infants under one year. For premature babies, however, there are no dosage recommendations.

The active substance can not cure the flu. It merely alleviates the symptoms and shortens the duration of the illness. This also reduces the risk of serious sequelae such as pneumonia. Oseltamivir can not replace a flu vaccine.

The use of oseltamivir should be strictly limited to use in the event of a flu epidemic and should be monitored by a physician.

For the following application areas of Oseltamivir , in-depth information is available:

  • influenza

Effect of Oseltamivir

Oseltamivir is a neuraminidase inhibitor and therefore one of the virus-inhibiting agents.

The flu virus invades human cells to multiply. The viruses newly formed in the cell have to leave them in order to infect new cells and thus spread. To leave the cell, a link between the virus and the cell must be cut using the enzyme neuraminidase. Oseltamivir prevents this process by blocking the enzyme. So the virus can not infect new cells. For the human immune system, the immobile viruses are also easier to defeat.

Potential Tamiflu side effects may include:

Effect
Percentage
19%
12%

Tamiflu used to treat the following diseases:

Disease
Percentage
85%
12%
  1. Joshua M. Batts says:
    2.0 rating

    Tamiflu for Fever; Flu

    Dysgeusia. My 5-day use of Tamiflu is already 1 week ago. Nevertheless, a slight taste disorder has lagged behind. Many things seem to have a bitter aftertaste and aftertaste for me. I do not like coffee anymore.

  2. Robert M. McGuire says:
    2.5 rating

    Tamiflu for Fever

    Had to fight with the virus H1N1. A high rise in fever, I did not come to 39 ° C fever, despite taking acetaminophen, which has always lowered my fever when I was sick. Even the calf wrap was not able to significantly lower my fever. Paracetamol did not help with my body aches either. My doctor then prescribed me Tamiflu (flu remedy), 2 pieces daily. Drug immediately struck, where paracetamol has only inhibited the fever rise, so I woke up with Tamiflu the next morning with a temperature of 37.4 ° C, and the pain was gone (especially the terrible headache). At the first intake of the drug, I had a slight abdominal pain for a few minutes, but continued treatment, these disappeared.

    Side effects: Stomach pain
  3. John E. Plummer says:
    2.0 rating

    Tamiflu for Flu

    The drug is actually well tolerated except for the rash after the 5th day.

    Side effects: Skin rash
  4. David B. Rolfes says:
    1.0 rating

    Tamiflu for Fever

    Rash on the back

    Side effects: Skin rash
  5. Lewis M. Chastain says:
    3.0 rating

    Tamiflu for Flu

    severe colicky abdominal pain, rash v.a. joint areas and chest

    Side effects: Stomach pain; Skin rash
  6. Merle J. Wenger says:
    5.0 rating

    Tamiflu for Flu

    Our son had high fever flu and all side effects described with flu. Since I travel a lot for work, I took Tamiflu prophylactically. The first two days 2 x 1, then only once a day 1x. On the first two days of use after about 1/2 hour moderate abdominal pain, which lasted about 2 hours. From the third day on, no abdominal pain. Flatulence all the time and also flavor changes I had. But after completing the taking but completely subsided. Chair change, I have also found. Skin reddening occurred on the decolt and neck during the period of ingestion. Also, the skin discolored on contact with warm water (red hands, red feet) and I had the feeling of a slight temperature insensitivity. Otherwise, everything was bearable, no after-effects and the flu I did not get until today.

    Side effects: Stomach pain; Flatulence
  7. Giovanni P. Lewis says:
    2.0 rating

    Tamiflu for Flu

    Shortly after taking the first capsule I got very strong diarrhea. That was only once. Now I have a feeling of bloating in the stomach and flatulence.

    Side effects: Flatulence
  8. Christine K. Willsey says:
    2.5 rating

    Tamiflu for Flu

    The drug worked very well and quickly. As a side effect, only mild nausea has occurred with me.

    Side effects: Nausea
  9. Olga R. Kane says:
    5.0 rating

    Tamiflu for Flu

    Unfortunately, I can not recommend Tamiflu. I am suffering from mild endogenous bronchial asthma, and the medication completely blocked my airways after about 3 hours. As I subsequently learned from my pulmonary doctor, this is called a bronchospasm. For me, this was a borderline situation that I was able to solve myself with Salbutamol Spray. In addition, after a very short time, it has become very bad for me. Without nausea, but just bad. Asthmatics should be very careful with this drug, even the second flu drug Relenza is not suitable for asthmatics. So I can not make any judgment regarding the actual effect of Tamiflu. I only know that I can not take it again.

    Side effects: Nausea
  10. Marshall J. Stalter says:
    2.0 rating

    Tamiflu for Flu

    hardly relief of the disease symptoms, despite taking 5 days fever to 39.8 degrees. Strong taste change, aching eyes, strong head and neck pain, great inner restlessness that bordered on confusion, abdominal problems (nausea, belching, flatulence)

    Side effects: Flatulence; Nausea
  11. Christopher R. Lu says:
    3.0 rating

    Our son of 5 years had to take this medicine. He had no side effects except 1x.

    Side effects: No side effects