Buy Tamiflu for Seasonal Flu
Tamiflu is the trade name for the antiviral medication oseltamivir. It is used for treating flu (influenza) when you have flu symptoms, and if the flu virus is known to be going round in your community. Tamiflu can also be prescribed for preventing flu, for example if you have been in contact with someone who has flu. Antiviral medication does not kill the influenza virus but interferes with the way the virus multiplies. It does not cure flu, or offer long-term protection against flu. However, antiviral medication reduces the risk of developing complications and may reduce the severity and duration of symptoms.
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Tamiflu contains the active ingredient oseltamivir, which belongs to a group of medicines named neuraminidase inhibitors. These medicines do not kill the flu virus, but prevent it from spreading inside the body. This helps to ease or prevent the symptoms of the flu virus infection.
Do not take Tamiflu if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to oseltamivir or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.
You must tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take other medicines, in particular:
All medication can cause side effects. We have only listed a few to be aware of. Details of all side effects, including rare side effects to be aware of, are listed in the patient information leaflet (PIL). When completing your medical questionnaire, it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully. This is to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before prescribing. List all medicines you are already taking, including non-prescription and herbal medicines.
Relenza is an alternative antiviral drug which is inhaled. You may also wish to consider the seasonal flu vaccine, especially if you are more at risk of developing complications from flu.
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Do not take medicines after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
Medicines are only intended to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Do not give your prescribed medicine to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Medicines can be harmful if used by anybody other than the person they have been prescribed for.
Tamiflu 75mg Patient Information Leaflet
British National Formulary: oseltamivir
Can Tamiflu be bought over the counter?
Tamiflu and its generic form oseltamivir are prescription only medicines, which means they are not available to buy over the counter without a prescription from a doctor. Our doctors can prescribe Tamiflu for you after reviewing your medical questionnaire and our pharmacy can then dispense and send Tamiflu directly to you.
How does Tamiflu work?
Tamiflu is an antiviral medicine that blocks an enzyme (neuraminidase) which helps the flu virus replicate and spread through your body. This keeps it from multiplying in your body and reduces the symptoms of the flu.
Are you contagious on Tamiflu?
You can remain contagious with the flu for up to three weeks after your symptoms start. This applies even if you have taken antiviral medication such as Tamiflu (oseltamivir). You must therefore follow the same recommendations on staying home - until you have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medicines to reduce fever.
Is Tamiflu as good as the flu vaccine?
Tamiflu is usually used to treat flu. Although it can be used to prevent flu if you have been exposed to somebody with flu (for example someone you live with), it is not a substitute for getting the flu vaccine. People in clinical risk categories will be invited to receive the annual flu vaccine by their registered GP practice. Clinical risk groups include people with chronic disease of the respiratory system, heart, kidneys, liver or chronic neurological disease, diabetes, immunosuppression, asplenia or splenic dysfunction, morbid obesity, and pregnant women.
Will Tamiflu help with stomach flu?
Despite the similar name, stomach flu is not a form of influenza. It is therefore better to referred to as gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis affects the stomach, whilst influenza affects the respiratory system. Tamiflu is not suitable for use in the treatment of stomach flu.
Will Tamiflu work on other viruses?
Tamiflu is highly specific to the influenza virus. This means that it highly targeted for the influenza virus, but unlikely to be able to target other viruses.
Last Reviewed 02/06/2020 Authored 06/01/2010
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