Roche Tamiflu – Complete Anti Viral Drug Information

Tamiflu oseltamivir phosphate, the miracle drug created by Roche Pharmaceuticals has lately been approved by the Food and Drug Administration U.S.A as a cure for Influenza. It
has been accepted as a treatment of both A and B types of Flu. Although the FDA has warned that Tamiflu Drug is not a substitute for the annual flu vaccine.

Working of Tamiflu-The drug is a neuraminidase inhibitor. These inhibitors treat the cause of influenza infection by inhibiting the critical neuraminidase protein on the surface of the virus. As the flu multiplies, neuraminidase enables
it to move on and infect other host cells (left). When you inhibit neuraminidase (right), the flu can’t escape from its host cell, which prevents it from spreading.
TAMIFLU treats flu at its source by attacking the virus that causes the flu, rather than simply masking symptoms.

Who should consider taking TAMIFLU?

Patients aged 1 year and older who have flu symptoms that appeared within the previous day or two. Typical symptoms of flu include sudden onset of fever and chills, cough, muscle pain, headache, fatigue and weakness. Some people also get a stuffy nose and sore throat.

Who should not take TAMIFLU?

You should not take TAMIFLU if you are allergic to oseltamivir phosphate or any other ingredients of TAMIFLU. Before starting treatment, make sure your doctor knows if you are taking any other medication or have any type of kidney disease.

Common Side Effects of Tamiflu- include nausea, vomiting, headache, and fatigue. Vomiting was reported more often among children who received a twice-daily dose of the drug than among those given Tamiflu once a day. The most common side effects are nausea and vomiting. Taking TAMIFLU with food may reduce the potential of these side effects. If you notice any side effects not mentioned – or if you have any concerns about the side effects you are experiencing, please inform your healthcare professional.

Dosage & Storage

TAMIFLU should be taken twice daily (once in the morning and once in the evening) for five days. TAMIFLU can be taken with or without food. You should complete the entire treatment of ten capsules, even if you are feeling better. Never share
TAMIFLU with anyone, even if they have the same symptoms. It is important that you begin your treatment with TAMIFLU as soon as possible from the first appearance of your flu symptoms.

TAMIFLU capsules should be stored at room temperature below 77°F (25°C) and kept in a dry place. Keep this medication out of the reach of children.

Apart from taking tamiflu dosage, one should careful while maintaining proper hygiene like wash your hands frequently, and avoid situations such as sharing cups and utensils that can spread the virus to others. All these efforts will cumulatively promote to a healthier environment.