As part of our commitment to you we strongly advise that you read through the following information on Tamiflu. We hope that it will answer many of your questions. However, should your questions remain unanswered we advise that you consult with your doctor. This is not a comprehensive review of Tamiflu but a compiled guide to the use and effects. If any aspect of taking Tamiflu concerns you consult with your doctor before ordering.
Tamiflu. Is it for you?
Tamiflu is a medicine to treat flu (infection caused by influenza virus) in adults and children aged 1 year and older, where the symptoms started within the last day or two. Tamiflu can also reduce the chance of getting the flu in certain circumstances.
It belongs to a group of medicines called neuraminidase inhibitors. These medications attack the influenza virus and prevent it from spreading inside your body. Tamiflu treats flu at its source by attacking the virus that causes the flu, rather than simply masking symptoms. 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.
How does Tamiflu work?
Tamiflu prevents the flu from spreading inside the body. You already have the flu, but this medicine attacks the flu virus
Each Tamiflu capsule (grey/light yellow) contains 75 mg of active drug and should be taken by mouth. This 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. As with many medicines, if taken with a light snack, milk, or a meal, the potential for stomach upset may be reduced. You should complete the entire treatment of ten capsules, even if you are feeling better. It is important that you begin your treatment with Tamiflu as soon as possible from the first appearance of your flu symptoms.