The drug "Tamiflu" refers to antiviralmeans and is intended for the treatment of influenza. The medicine is produced in the form of hard gelatin capsules and powder for making a suspension. In one capsule of medicament contains about 98 milligrams of oseltamivir phosphate, which is the main active substance.
The drug "Tamiflu": instructions and pharmacological action
Medication is a prodrug, overwhelmingNeuraminidase influenza virus of both types, which helps prevent the spread of the disease in the airways. The effect of the drug and its analogues is based on selective inhibition of the neuraminidase enzyme, as well as inhibition of replication and growth of viruses.
Medicinal product Tamiflu, reviews aboutwhich talk about its effectiveness, reduces the duration of the disease, reduces the severity of its course and reduces the incidence of complications (sinusitis, otitis, bronchitis, pneumonia). Also, the drug does not affect the formation of antibodies after the use of the flu vaccine.
Indication for the use of the drug Tamiflu
Feedback from patients who used the medication,speak about its effectiveness in the treatment of influenza A and B in adults and children (over one year of age). In addition, the reception of the drug causes a good preventive effect in adolescents and adults who are in the zone of increased risk of infection (weakened state, large teams, school).
Contraindications to the use of Tamiflu
Reviews of patients and doctors indicate someprohibitions on the use of medicines. Do not take the medicine with hypersensitivity to its components, with hepatic insufficiency (persistent hemo- or chronic peritoneal dialysis). It is not recommended to perform treatment during pregnancy, in early childhood (up to a year), and also during breastfeeding.
Side effects with the drug "Tamiflu"
The opinions of people taking the medicine indicate the presence of negative manifestations after the use of the remedy. Thus, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting may occur.
Patient feedback indicates that in somethey had psychoneurological disorders and convulsions. However, it should be noted that similar symptoms were observed in patients with influenza who did not take the medicine.
Tamiflu: price and analogues
A drug different fromeffectiveness for the treatment of viral diseases, can be freely purchased at the pharmacy. Approximate cost of the drug is about 1100 rubles (capsules 75 milligrams, 10 pieces). Analogues of the drug, which have a similar effect, include drugs "Amiksin" and "Arbidol."