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Fluvir 30mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Hetero Drugs Ltd
Medicine composition: Oseltamivir Phosphate
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Oseltamivir is an antiviral medication used to treat and prevent influenza A and influenza B. Many medical organizations recommend it in people who have complications or are at high risk of complications within 48 hours of first symptoms of infection.

Oseltamivir is used to treat influenza in people 2 weeks of age and older who have had flu symptoms for 2 days or less. It may also be given to prevent influenza in people who are at least 1 year old, who may be exposed but do not yet have symptoms. Oseltamivir is used to treat flu symptoms caused by influenza virus in patients who have had symptoms for less than 2 days. It may also be given to prevent influenza in people who may be exposed but do not yet have symptoms. This medicine will not treat the common cold.

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to oseltamivir:

  • chest pain or tightness, breathing
  • fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes or hives, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Nose bleeding

Before taking oseltamivir, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease (including dialysis treatment). Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, and herbal products). During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.This medication passes into breast milk but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Influenza (Flu)

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Fluvir 30mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Fluvir 30mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. \nLimited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Fluvir 30mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Fluvir 30mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
    Caution should be used in patients with moderate to severe renal impairment.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Fluvir 30mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Fluvir 30mg Tablet is an antiviral drug, which is primarily used to treat influenza A and influenza B. The medication acts as an inhibitor of the neuraminidase enzyme, commonly found after infection with influenza.

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