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Oseltamivir Phosphate

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Oseltamivir Phosphate Uses

Oseltamivir 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 Oseltamivir Phosphate works

Oseltamivir Phosphate 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).

Common side effects of Oseltamivir Phosphate

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Chills, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Upper respiratory tract infection, Sinus inflammation, Otitis media (infection of ear), Bronchitis (inflammation of the airways), Herpes virus infection, Fatigue
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Last updated
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Expert advice for Oseltamivir Phosphate

  • Oseltamivir Phosphate 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.

Frequently asked questions for Oseltamivir Phosphate

Oseltamivir Phosphate

Q. Can I take Oseltamivir Phosphate for cold, sinus infection, or sore throat?

Oseltamivir Phosphate is not indicated for common cold, sinus infection, or sore throat. It is indicated for symptoms of influenza viral infection

Q. Is Oseltamivir Phosphate an antibiotic or a sulfa drug?

Oseltamivir 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

Q. Is Oseltamivir Phosphate available or sold over the counter?

No. Oseltamivir Phosphate is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter

Q. Can I take Oseltamivir Phosphate with antibiotics?

Oseltamivir Phosphate may be taken with antibiotics only if prescribed by the doctor. Consult your doctor before use

Q. Is Oseltamivir Phosphate safe?

Yes. Oseltamivir Phosphate is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor

Q. Does Oseltamivir Phosphate cause high blood pressure?

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


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