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    Brand Name:Tamiflu
    Generic:Oseltamivir Phosphate
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
1999-10-27 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
F. Hoffmann–La Roche, Ltd.
This drug is available in the following forms:
Capsules and Oral Suspensions
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2007/021087s040, 021246s027_LBL.pdf

About Tamiflu

Tamiflu is for treating adults, adolescents, and pediatric patients 1 year of age and older with the flu whose flu symptoms started within the last day or two. Tamiflu is also used to reduce the chance of getting the flu in people aged 1 year and older who have a higher chance of getting the flu because they spend time with someone who has the flu. Tamiflu can also reduce the chance of getting the flu if there is a flu outbreak in the community. The use of Tamiflu to reduce the chance of getting flu has been studied up to 42 days in adults and up to 10 days in children.

Precautions for Tamiflu

  • Tamiflu has not been shown to treat flu-like illnesses caused by any virus other than influenza A and B (e.g., stomach flu, common cold, or other respiratory illnesses not caused by influenza).
  • Other kinds of infections can appear like influenza or occur along with influenza, and need different types of treatment. Contact your healthcare provider if you feel worse or develop new symptoms during or after treatment, or if your influenza symptoms do not start to get better.
  • Taking Tamiflu should not affect your decision to have an annual influenza vaccination.
  • The safety and efficacy of repeated courses of treatment have not been established.
  • Tamiflu is not indicated for treatment or prevention of the flu in patients less than 1 year of age.

Side Effects of Tamiflu

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • bronchitis
  • stomach pain
  • dizziness
  • headache
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Recent Forum Posts on Tamiflu

Tamiflu 4 onset of symptoms

We have an Rx for Tamiflu. How does one tell if, among the myriad of similar symptoms, that Tamiflu will work if the beginning symptoms for all viruses are so similar?

Mrs. K

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My mother has been like she is drunk while taking this drug. She is so weak she can't lift her self from the toilet. She a active person normally..I would stir everyone away from this drug...let the virus run its coruse would be a lot better than what my mom is going though now some 12 days after


My doctor gave my 5 week old tamiflu. After 2 days of .75 a day I stopped it when I read things on the internet. Anyone heard if there are long term affects on infants.

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I took tamiflu last year when my daughter and husband had the flu. I never go the flu.

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