Oseltamivir

 

Oseltamivir

 

Brand: Tamiflu

Application: Prevention and treatment of colds (flu)

 

Dosage forms of oseltamivir

  • Pills, suspension

 

Dosage forms of oseltamivir

Oseltamivir Drug Information

Dosage and method of taking oseltamivir

Contraindications to oseltamivir

Taking oseltamivir during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of oseltamivir on driving and working with machines

Oseltamivir drug interactions

Special warnings and precautions while taking oseltamivir

Side effects of oseltamivir

Overuse of oseltamivir (drug poisoning)

 

 

 

Oseltamivir Drug Information

Oseltamivir prevents the spread of the flu virus and the spread of infection, thereby reducing the symptoms of the flu infection. It also reduces the risk of other problems such as pneumonia that occur alongside the flu. It will be more effective if you take oseltamivir 1-2 hours after the first signs of infection.

Oseltamivir is used for people who are at risk for the flu (such as young children, people with long-term illnesses, and the elderly). Of course, this drug is not a substitute for seasonal flu vaccination.

 

Dosage and method of taking oseltamivir

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with oseltamivir. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of oseltamivir varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • You should take this medicine for a full period to be effective in treating the flu.
  • Swallow oseltamivir tablets with some water. Take this pill before or after a meal, if you take this medicine after a meal, your side effects (indigestion) will be less.
  • The dose of oseltamivir for children is prescribed by the doctor according to the child's weight and age. Oseltamivir suspension is prescribed for younger children.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose of oseltamivir at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is about an hour away, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to oseltamivir

  • Pay attention to the expiration date of this medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
  • Never give the medicine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions with oseltamivir, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Taking oseltamivir during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of oseltamivir on driving and working with machines

This medicine causes headaches and a feeling of illness in you, make sure you are conscious before driving and working with machines.

 

Oseltamivir drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Tell your doctor if you have received the flu vaccine 2 weeks before starting treatment with this medicine. This medicine may reduce the protective effect of the flu vaccine. It should be at least two days after the end of treatment with this drug to be able to get the flu vaccine.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking oseltamivir

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking oseltamivir:

  • If you decide to have a baby, if you are pregnant or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have a kidney problem (in which case the dose should be adjusted).
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
  • If you have ever been allergic to a particular drug.

 

Side effects of oseltamivir

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Headache
  • Feel sick
  • Nausea
  • Nasal congestion
  • Cough
  • Symptoms of the flu, lack of sleep, heartburn, indigestion

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to oseltamivir.

 

Overuse of oseltamivir (drug poisoning)

  • Do not take more oseltamivir than your doctor prescribes.
  • If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of oseltamivir

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
  • Oseltamivir suspension can only be used 10 days after manufacture and must be discarded after this time.
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