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Tamiflu Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Tamiflu is one of a new class of antiviral drugs known as neuraminidase inhibitors. Tamiflu is used to treats flu.

Tamiflu Dosage

  • For adults and children 13 and old, the usual starting dosage is 75 milligrams taken twice daily for 5 days.

Uses of Tamiflu

  • Tamiflu is used to treats flu.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Tamiflu

Before taken Tamiflu medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Tamiflu. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear infection
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Vertigo

Warnings and precautions before taking Tamiflu:

  • If you have kidney disease, then your doctor may have to cut your daily dose of Tamiflu in half.
  • Tamiflu works only on the flu virus. It won't stop bacterial infections that may have flu-like symptoms or bacterial infections that may develop while you have the flu. If your symptoms persist, then you should check with your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

No interactions have been reported. But if you are taking Tamiflu with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Tamiflu with other drugs.


After taken Tamiflu if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Tamiflu overdose include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

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