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Oseltamivir

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antiviral Agent Tamiflu Adult, Children

Oseltamivir - Additional Information

Some medication may reduce its efficacy, or increase its toxicity. Do not take (or give your child) any other medications or herbal products without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.

Pregnancy

To date, there are no controlled studies in pregnant women and insufficient clinical experience to confirm its safety in pregnancy. However, as pregnant women might be at a higher risk of severe complications from influenza, and the benefits of treatment or prophylaxis is likely to outweigh the theoretical risks of antiviral use, individuals prescribed with Oseltamivir are highly encouraged to comply with treatment.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding while taking Oseltamivir can be continued. Breastfeeding provides antibodies to the infant which makes them less vulnerable. Whenever possible, breastfeed infant or express breast milk before taking Oseltamivir to minimize the infant’s exposure.

  • Updated on Saturday, October 7, 2017
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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