Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

Tamiflu

(Oseltamivir)

Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Flu prevention
Back to: Full Site NavigationSkip to: side effects sectionSkip to: What to expect sectionSkip to: Risks and warnings sectionSkip to: Common concerns from users and pharmacists

Prevents the flu.

Skip Upsides & Downsides section. Skip to side effects section.

Our bottom line

Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) can reduce flu symptoms, but it needs to be taken within two days of the flu starting or it won't work.

Price and discounts

Upsides

  • A liquid form is available for those not able to swallow capsules.
  • Dosing is fairly easy; it's only taken twice a day for 5 days.

Downsides

  • Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) needs to be taken within 2 days of the start of flu symptoms, or else it won't work.
  • Taking Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) won't prevent you from spreading the flu to others.
  • Could cause headaches or confusion.
Skip side effects section. Skip to What to Expect and Pharmacists Tips section.

Side effect rates for Tamiflu (Oseltamivir)

186 From clinical trials of Tamiflu / Flu prevention
  • Vomiting
  • Middle ear inflammation
  • Lung infection
  • Bronchitis

Risks and Warnings for Tamiflu (Oseltamivir)

Skip risks section. Skip to common concerns section.
  • Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) should not be taken if the patient has had a nasal flu vaccine within the last two weeks.

Common concerns from people taking Tamiflu (Oseltamivir)

Final section. Do you want to return to drug navigation?
Pregnancy
Food
  • you need to eat a lot so you dont get the nausea and vomiting. hard to prepare food when you have the flu.