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Tamiflu

Tamiflu is an antiviral medicine used to prevent the outbreak of flu in children and adults. Tamiflu is not meant to replace flu vaccines, but may be prescribed to treat or help prevent influenza. Tamiflu contains the active ingredient Oseltamivir.

Flu, or influenza to give it its scientific name, is an infection caused by a virus which can easily spread to other people. When one person gets the flu, people who are often close to them (friends, family, communities etc.) can easily end up catching it later, but taking precautions with aids like Tamiflu can significantly reduce such risk.

Prices start from £29.99 for 10 capsules

Last PIL Review Date: 11/03/2019

See Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) Capsules Patient Information Leaflet

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Tamiflu is an antiviral medicine used to prevent the outbreak of flu in children and adults. Tamiflu is not meant to replace flu vaccines, but may be prescribed to treat or help prevent influenza. Tamiflu contains the active ingredient Oseltamivir.

Flu, or influenza to give it its scientific name, is an infection caused by a virus which can easily spread to other people. When one person gets the flu, people who are often close to them (friends, family, communities etc.) can easily end up catching it later, but taking precautions with aids like Tamiflu can significantly reduce such risk.

Prices start from £29.99 for 10 capsules

Last PIL Review Date: 11/03/2019

See Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) Capsules Patient Information Leaflet

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What is Tamiflu and what does it do?

Tamiflu is an antiviral medicine used to prevent the outbreak of flu in children and adults. Tamiflu is not meant to replace flu vaccines, but may be prescribed to treat or help prevent influenza.

Tamiflu capsules contain the active ingredient oseltamivir, and works by preventing the virus from spreading within the body. The sooner the user starts taking the medicine, the higher the efficacy.

When is Tamiflu prescribed?

Tamiflu may be prescribed for the treatment of acute, uncomplicated illness caused by the common influenza (influenza A and B). For Tamiflu to be effective, the flu symptoms must not have been present for any more than 48 hours.

Tamiflu is also indicated for the prevention of influenza. It may then be prescribed to patients who have been in close contact with an infected individual, or to be taken during a community outbreak of influenza.

Is Tamiflu a vaccine?

No. Tamiflu is not a substitute for annual influenza vaccinations. This medication is designed to treat infection, or prevent the flu virus from spreading. A vaccine provides you antibodies to use against the virus. Tamiflu will not change the effectiveness of a flu vaccine. You may be prescribed both Tamiflu and a flu vaccine together by your doctor.

Who should take Tamiflu?

Tamiflu is primarily prescribed to individuals who may be at risk of influenza related complications or have an impaired immune system. Tamiflu may cause side effects such as nausea and vomiting, and you should consult your GP before ordering to discuss whether Tamiflu is the best option for you.

Certain medicine and conditions may interact with Tamiflu. Do not take Tamiflu before consulting your GP if any of the below applies to you:

  • If you are allergic or sensitive to oseltamivir or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet
  • If you are taking chlorpropamide to treat diabetes
  • If you are taking methotrexate to treat rheumatoid arthritis
  • If you are taking phenylbutazone to treat pain and inflammation
  • If you are taking probenecid to treat gout

You should tell your doctor or local pharmacist about any medicines you are currently using or have recently taken, even if you’re not taking any of the medicines mentioned just above. This includes any medicines obtained without a prescription.

What is the recommended dosage of Tamiflu?

You should follow the doctor’s instructions on how to take this medicine. The doses outlined below are for your reference only. Never exceed the stated dose. Swallow the capsules whole with water, preferably with food.

Tamiflu doses for adults (with a body weight of 40kg or more)

To treat the flu, take 75mg twice daily for 5 days. Take 1 capsule in the morning and 1 in the evening. Start taking the capsules as soon as possible and ideally within 2 days of noticing flu symptoms.

The prevent flu, take 75mg once daily for 10 days. Take the capsule in the mornings with your breakfast.

Does Tamiflu cause any side effects?

Tamiflu may cause side effects, although not everyone will notice or experience them. It is important that you read through the patient information leaflet before taking Tamiflu to familiarise yourself with any possible side effects.

Common side effects associated with taking Tamiflu includes:

Nausea
Headache
Bronchitis
Cold sores
Cough
Dizziness
Fever
Pain
Limb pain
Runny nose
Difficulty sleeping
Sore throat
Stomach ache
Fatigue
Vomiting
Upper abdominal fullness
Upper respiratory tract infection
Stomach upset

Can I reduce the risk of getting side effects?

Yes, you can reduce the risk of experiencing side effects by taking the capsules with food. You can also reduce the risk of side effects by informing our doctors through the medical questionnaire about any medical conditions you may have, and any medicines you may take.

How do I buy Tamiflu online?

To legally and safely buy Tamiflu online you need a prescription from a GMC (General Medical Council) registered doctor. Our online doctor service allows you to request a private prescription through our web-based medical questionnaire.

Once you have submitted the medical questionnaire, it will be reviewed by one of our doctors. If the doctor deems your chosen medicine suitable and safe for you to use, a prescription will be issued and sent to our UK based pharmacy.

Your medicine will then be dispensed and sent by tracked delivery to your address. Your medicine is usually dispatched within 24 hours after ordering.

How is my order shipped to me?

When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.

Dosage instructions
Take ONE daily for 10 days for post-exposure prophylaxis, or for 6 weeks during an epidemic. For treatment of influenza take ONE twice daily for 5 days.