Fluvir Oral Suspension

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Introduction

Fluvir Oral Suspension is an antiviral medicine used to treat and prevent influenza (flu) as well as, swine flu (H1N1 virus). It helps to relieve the symptoms of the flu virus infection like a stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, cough, body aches, tiredness, headache, fever, and chills.

Fluvir Oral Suspension prevents the flu virus from spreading inside the body. Influenza, commonly known as flu is an infection caused by a virus. This medicine should be taken only when prescribed by a doctor. It should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food, although taking it with food can reduce the chance of feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting).

Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medication too early may result in a relapse of the infection or failure to protect you from the flu.

Some common side effects include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea. These side effects mostly occur after the first dose of the medicine and will usually stop as treatment continues. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have problems with your heart, liver or kidneys. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase your risk of liver damage. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using this medicine.

Uses of Fluvir Oral Suspension

Benefits of Fluvir Oral Suspension

In Treatment of Influenza (flu)

Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system (nose, throat and lungs). It is often called the flu. Fluvir Oral Suspension helps to prevent the spread of the infection by restricting the movement of infection causing viruses into uninfected parts of the body from the infected ones. Take Fluvir Oral Suspension as prescribed by the doctor to get maximum benefit.

Side effects of Fluvir Oral Suspension

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Fluvir

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Fluvir Oral Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Fluvir Oral Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Fluvir Oral Suspension works

Fluvir Oral Suspension is a neuraminidase inhibitor. It inhibits neuraminidase (influenza virus enzyme) that helps the viruses to enter into uninfected cells of the body to cause or spread influenza infection in the body. This is how it works against the virus to treat influenza (flu).

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Fluvir Oral Suspension. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fluvir Oral Suspension may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fluvir Oral Suspension is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Fluvir Oral Suspension does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Fluvir Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fluvir Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Fluvir Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fluvir Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on use of Fluvir Oral Suspension in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Fluvir Oral Suspension?

If you miss a dose of Fluvir Oral Suspension, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Fluvir Oral Suspension helps in the treatment and prevention of flu.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the symptoms of flu to come back.
  • Take it as soon as possible, ideally within two days of starting of flu symptoms.
  • Take it with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • It is not a substitute for flu vaccination. You might be prescribed both by your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice any changes in mood or behaviour, especially in children and adolescents.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Gamma amino acids derivatives {Acetamido cyclohexene}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Neuraminidase Inhibitors

Patient concerns

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For influenza and cough problem Inform medicine we take
Dr. Pushkar Mani
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Cough & influenza last 10 days
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
For cough, cold -- Prevent dehydration. Fluids may help thin secretions and soothe an irritated throat. Dry, hacking coughs respond to honey in hot water, tea, or lemon juice. Drink plenty of fluids to replace those lost from sweating and having a runny nose, get plenty of rest, eat healthily ? a low-fat, high-fibre diet is recommended, including plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. OTC drugs, gargling with salt water and sucking on menthol sweets can help relieve a sore throat and blocked nose, are generally safe for older children and adults to take, but might not be suitable for babies, young children. Avoid applying Vicks VapoRub to babies and toddlers.You should never give children under 4 years of age over-the-counter cough and cold products without checking with your child's doctor. These medicines may harm young children. There are many underlying causes of cough and cold. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of patient. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine patient in detail. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you specific treatment. Advice given without doing clinical examination can be imperfect or some time harmful to patient.
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Fluvir Oral Suspension for cold, sinus infection, or sore throat?

Fluvir Oral Suspension is not indicated for common cold, sinus infection, or sore throat. It is indicated for symptoms of influenza viral infection

Q. Is Fluvir Oral Suspension an antibiotic or a sulfa drug?

Fluvir Oral Suspension is an anti-influenza drug. It is not an antibiotic or sulfa drug

Q. Can I take oseltamivir with Tylenol, Nyquil, amoxicillin, ibuprofen, Mucinex, or azithromycin?

Oseltamivir can be taken with Tylenol (paracetamol), Nyquil (paracetamol, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, amoxicillin, ibuprofen, Mucinex, or azithromycin only if prescribed by your doctor

Q. Is Fluvir Oral Suspension available or sold over the counter?

No. Fluvir Oral Suspension is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter

Q. Can I take Fluvir Oral Suspension with antibiotics?

Fluvir Oral Suspension may be taken with antibiotics only if prescribed by the doctor. Consult your doctor before use

Q. Is Fluvir Oral Suspension safe?

Yes. Fluvir Oral Suspension is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor

Q. Does Fluvir Oral Suspension cause high blood pressure?

Fluvir Oral Suspension is not expected to cause high blood pressure. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.

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