Generic Name(s): Oseltamivir
Drug Class: Antiviral Drug
Tamiflu is a medicine used in the treatment of the flu such as swine flu, seasonal flu, H3N2 and bird flu. The active ingredient of the medicine is a drug called oseltamivir, one that belongs to a class of drugs known as neuraminidase inhibitors. Common side-effects include headache, vomiting and psychiatric episodes.
Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is a medication that treats symptoms caused by influenza (flu virus). The main symptoms are a stuffy nose, sore throat, tiredness and cough. It may also be used as a flu prevention if you have been exposed to an infected person.
Tamiflu is an antiviral medication that works by inhibiting or blocking the action of type A and B of influenza virus in the body. This makes the symptoms less severe and recovery time shortened by 1-2 days. Tamiflu is available in the form of oral suspension, and should only be administered by mouth. Nausea and vomiting are the common side effects that appear for a short period but if they persist, seek immediate medical attention.