Oseltamivir (generic for Tamiflu) treats influenza.
Oseltamivir works best if started within 48 hours of influenza symptoms. Don't start using it after that. Oseltamivir is not a substitute for the annual influenza vaccination. Get your flu shot every year!
Oseltamivir can have serious side effects, including psychiatric symptoms and seizures, and serious skin reactions. There have been rare reports of healthy people becoming psychotic, hallucinating, and committing suicide after starting this medication. You should be aware that these serious side effects exist before taking oseltamivir, and immediately stop use if any side effects develop.
|Influenza treatment||75 mg by mouth twice daily for 5 days|
|Influenza prophylaxis||75 mg once daily for 10 days (and up to 6 weeks) during an outbreak|
The overview provided here is for general information only and does not include all the information needed to use this item safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for further detail.
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