Tamiflu is a medication that is used to treat fly symptoms caused by influenza virus in patients who have had 2 days symptoms or less. Also Tamiflu may be used to prevent influenza in people who may be exposed but do not yet have symptoms, or to treat swine flu and bird flu.
Take Tamiflu as it was prescribed for you, don’t do dosage changes without appropriate approval. The symptoms of flu are: fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches, runny or stuffy nose. Take Tamiflu as soon as possible if you have these symptoms. Tamiflu should be taken with a cup water (with or without meal). The usual daily dosage is 75 milligrams 2 times per day for 5 days course.
Tamiflu is an antiviral medication, which blocks the action of both A and B type’s influenza virus in the body. Tamiflu is not for treatment of common cold. Inform your doctor if you have received a nasal flu vaccine within past 2 weeks, or if you are taking other medication.
If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding, ask your doctor’s approval. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medication, foodstuff or substance. Also you doctor should know your medical history, if you have any kidney or liver problems.
Possible Side Effects
Tamiflu may cause the following side effects: dizziness, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, headache, eye redness or discomfort, nosebleed, sleeping problems, fatigue, muscle pain, cough and other respiratory symptoms. This is not the complete list of side effects; you should contact your doctor for advice if any of these or other side effects is troubling you.