Oseltamavir Phosphate

    Information about Oseltamavir Phosphate

    Oseltamavir phosphate uses

    Oseltamavir Phosphate is used in the treatment and prevention of Influenza (flu)
    It is also used in the treatment of H1N1 influenza (Swine flu). It would be advised by your doctor when you have symptoms of influenza (flu) or if there is influenza virus outbreak in your community.

    How oseltamavir phosphate works

    Oseltamavir phosphate is an inactivated vaccine (made from a dead virus). It helps to develop immunity by forming antibodies, which are proteins that protect against infection caused by viruses.

    Common side effects of oseltamavir phosphate

    Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea

    Available Medicine for Oseltamavir Phosphate

    • ₹475 to ₹520
      Cipla Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹238 to ₹570
      Hetero Drugs Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹461
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹457
      Natco Pharma Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Oseltamavir Phosphate

    • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
    • Oseltamavir Phosphate is not a vaccine. It treats infection or prevents the flu virus from spreading.
    • Oseltamavir Phosphate will not change the effectiveness of a flu vaccine, and you might be prescribed both by your doctor.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney problems.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Oseltamavir Phosphate

    Oseltamavir Phosphate

    Q. Can I take Oseltamavir Phosphate for cold, sinus infection, or sore throat?
    Oseltamavir Phosphate is not indicated for common cold, sinus infection, or sore throat. It is indicated for symptoms of influenza viral infection
    Q. Is Oseltamavir Phosphate an antibiotic or a sulfa drug?
    Oseltamavir Phosphate 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
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    Q. Is Oseltamavir Phosphate available or sold over the counter?
    No. Oseltamavir Phosphate is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter
    Q. Can I take Oseltamavir Phosphate with antibiotics?
    Oseltamavir Phosphate may be taken with antibiotics only if prescribed by the doctor. Consult your doctor before use
    Q. Is Oseltamavir Phosphate safe?
    Yes. Oseltamavir Phosphate is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor
    Q. Does Oseltamavir Phosphate cause high blood pressure?
    Oseltamavir Phosphate is not expected to cause high blood pressure. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.

    Content on this page was last updated on 03 August, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)