oseltamivir - oral, Tamiflu
GENERIC NAME: OSELTAMIVIR - ORAL (oss-el-TAM-eh-veer)
BRAND NAME(S): Tamiflu
USES: Oseltamivir is used to treat symptoms caused by the flu virus (influenza). It helps make the symptoms (such as stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, fever/chills, aches, tiredness) less severe and shortens the recovery time by 1-2 days. This medication is also used to prevent the flu if you have been exposed to someone who already has the flu (such as a sick household member) or if there is a flu outbreak in the community.This medication works by stopping the flu virus from growing. It is not a substitute for the flu vaccine. (See also Notes section.)
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