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Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available
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  • Flu prevention
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Prevents the flu.

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

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  • 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.


  • 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.
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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)

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  • 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)

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  • you need to eat a lot so you dont get the nausea and vomiting. hard to prepare food when you have the flu.