Influenza | Active ingredient(s): Oseltamvir phosphate | Manufacturer: Roche
Recommended dose: take one capsule twice daily, for five days.
MBBS/MS/MRCS Ed/MRCGLast review 27 July 2022
It contains active ingredients that can suppress the influenza virus and prevent it from spreading any further. By preventing the spread of the virus from cell to cell, the symptoms and duration of influenza infections are reduced. If you start taking the medication within 48 hours of becoming infected with the virus, you can reduce the duration of symptoms by a day and a half or more.
Tamiflu is used for the treatment of infections of the influenza virus in adults and children (one year and older) within two days of the symptoms becoming apparent. Although most patients can overcome the virus over time, the treatment is essential for treating those who suffer from underlying health conditions and whose health could be threatened.
Tamiflu can be taken by both adults and children, one year and older. It is also approved for emergency use in children less than one year old. The recommended dose for treating adults is 75 mg twice daily for five days. Children are usually treated with 30-75 mg twice daily. You may not be suitable for it if you pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you are suffering from any of the following disorders, inform your doctor before beginning a course of treatment:
It works best if taken within two days of you experiencing any symptoms. Tamiflu reduces the severity of symptoms and shortens the length of time you feel unwell. It can also be used to prevent someone from becoming infected, if they have had close contact with someone who has flu.
It's important to know the difference between proper flu and a cold because, influenza can be very dangerous to people with asthma or similar lung problems, the elderly or the very young. But even paediatric patients with underlying health conditions such as asthma can take this medication on expert advice.
Tamiflu is well tolerated and rarely causes side effects. In a small number of cases, it has led to nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, bronchitis, abdominal pain, headache and dizziness. These effects were not typically long lasting, and discontinued quickly after treatment was ceased.
To buy online at 121doc, you will need to fill in a short medical consultation form to make sure you are safe and suitable for this treatment. This information will be checked by one of our doctors. If, based on the information given, you are suitable for this treatment, they will issue a prescription.
The medication will then be dispatched from our pharmacy for next day delivery, so you can start fighting the virus as quickly as possible. We accept payment by all major credit cards and bank transfer. If you wish to discuss payment issues please don't hesitate to contact us directly by telephone or 121doc Live Chat.
Purchasing any kind of prescription medication privately online can be risky, because there are many unreliable websites that claim that they sell authentic medications. It's very important that that you check whether the medication you purchased is the real thing, as counterfeit medications may not be effective or could contain harmful ingredients.
As Tamiflu is a prescription medication, it is illegal to sell it to anybody without a consultation prior to purchase. If you didn't have any kind of medical questions asked of you before you purchased your medications, either over the phone or via an online consultation form, then it is strictly advisable that you do not take the medication. Responsible websites will only allow you to buy Tamiflu online after your medical details are checked by a doctor.
121doc always requires that patients complete a consultation form online that will be reviewed by one of our GMC qualified doctors. We never dispense treatment until our doctors are satisfied or without a prescription.
Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.
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