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Oseltamivir (Tamiflu)

Also known as Tamiflu

Oseltamivir INN , marketed under the trade name Tamiflu, is an antiviral drug, which may slow the spread of influenza (flu) virus between cells in the body by stopping the virus from chemically cutting ties with its host cell. The drug is taken orally in capsules or as a suspension. It is used to treat influenza A virus and influenza B virus. Oseltamivir is a prodrug, a (relatively) inactive chemical, which is converted into its active form by metabolic process after it is taken into the body. It was the first orally active neuraminidase inhibitor commercially developed. It was developed by C.U. Kim, W. Lew, and X. Chen of US-based Gilead Sciences, and is marketed by Genentech.

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Estimated Total Cost: $101.31 for an average of 7 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed oseltamivir to treat flu, fever, cough, and ache all over.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking oseltamivir most commonly experience side effects like headache, redness in ear, and otitis media.

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