|Description||Enfluvir 75mg For the treatment of acute, uncomplicated influenza infection|
Enfluvir 75mg (Oseltamivir)
Enfluvir 75mg is an antiviral medication used to treat influenza infection in infants, children, and adults. It contains oseltamivir as the active ingredient which works by inhibiting a certain enzyme that a flu virus requires to spread through your body. The treatment should begin within 48 hours after the first symptoms have appeared. Clinical research shows a significant reduction in the duration of illness and virus shedding in affected children when this antiviral medication was given more than two days after the onset of the flu symptoms. This medicine can also be given to the vulnerable and elderly people. It effectively reduces the duration of symptoms by about a day.
Uses of Enfluvir
Enfluvir is a drug approved to both prevent and treat influenza. oseltamivir is a novel influenza drug which has been extensively investigated. It is well tolerated and effective for treating influenza infection in adolescents and adults, including elderly patients with chronic respiratory and cardiac disorder. It is capable enough to reduce complications in high-risk individuals. The antiviral medicine can shorten the duration of flu symptoms by about a day. It should be given to patients within 38 hours of the onset of the influenza symptoms.
The recommended dose for patients of 13 years of age and above is 75 mg, which should be taken twice daily. The treatment should begin within two days of the onset the symptoms and continue taking medicine for ten days. One can take it with or without food. In case of stomach issues, consider taking it with food.
For children aged 1 to 12 years of age, the dosage of Enfluvir is based on the weight of the child. The appropriate dose would be determined by the physician, and it should be taken twice a day.
To prevent influenza, make sure you start taking Enfluvir capsules within two days after the flu symptoms start appearing. The usual dose for the prevention of infection is 75 mg, taken once daily for ten days without missing a dose.
The dosing regimen that your physician has prescribed you to treat and prevent your influenza infection may differ from this treatment regiment given on this webpage. So make sure you consult a physician before taking this antiviral drug.
- Avoid taking Enfluvir capsules if you are allergic to its active ingredient Oseltamivir and other ingredients in the medicine.
- Contact your physician if you have side effects of this medicine. These unwanted effects include a headache, heartburn, nausea, diarrhea, trouble sleeping, cough, abdominal pain, etc.
- Also, inform your physician if you are taking any other medicine other than Enfluvir 75 mg.