Oseltamivir is a prodrug of oseltamivir carboxylate. Oseltamivir carboxylate inhibits neuraminidase (sialidase), a viral surface enzyme which is responsible for the replication and infectivity of influenza virus A and B, thereby preventing the release of viruses from infected cells.
Flutavir Capsule 75 mg
Oseltamivir Phosphate may be taken with or without food. However, when taken with food, tolerability may be enhanced in some patients.
Standard oral dose for the treatment of influenza:
Adults and Adolescents: The recommended oral dose of Oseltamivir for treatment of influenza in adults and adolescents 13 years and older is 75 mg twice daily for 5 days. Treatment should begin within 2 days of onset of symptoms of influenza.
Pediatric patients: The safety and efficacy of Oseltamivir for prophylaxis of influenza in pediatric patients younger than 13 years of age have not been established.
Recommended oral dose for the treatment of influenza:
For prophylaxis of influenza in adults and adolescents 13 years and older following close contact with an infected individual: 75 mg once daily for at least 7 days. Therapy should begin within 2 days of exposure.
For prophylaxis during a community outbreak of influenza: 75 mg once daily. Safety and efficacy have been demonstrated for up to 6 weeks. The duration of protection lasts for as long as dosing is continued.