Brand Names : Tamiflu
Oseltamivir (Oh-sel-TAM-i-veer)belongs to the
family of medicines called antivirals, which are used to treat infections
caused by viruses. Oseltamivir is used in the treatment of the infection caused
by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Oseltamivir may reduce flu
symptoms (weakness, headache, fever, cough, and sore throat) by 1 day. Oseltamivir
has also been shown to prevent influenza infection if you have come into close
contact with someone who has the flu.
If you receive the flu vaccine every year, continue to do so.
Oseltamivir is available only with your doctor's prescription in the following
Capsules (U.S. and Canada)
Oral suspension (U.S.)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
In Canada -