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Tamiflu

Tamiflu is an antiviral drug that’s prescribed to treat and prevent influenza, and it contains the active ingredient oseltamivir.

Influenza or “the flu” is an illness caused by a virus, and it’s most common in the winter months when various strains of the virus are most likely to spread. Most people are able to have the flu vaccine to prevent becoming ill, but those that aren’t able to have it might be prescribed Tamiflu as a precaution.

Sometimes, you can still get the flu even if you’ve had a vaccine, as the flu jab doesn’t protect against all strains of influenza. In this case, you may need to take Tamiflu to help to alleviate some of the symptoms.

Tamiflu has been proven to reduce the amount of time you suffer from the flu by around 1-2 days, and can relieve some of the symptoms.

Tamiflu isn’t intended to be a substitute for the flu vaccine for most people, but if you have any concerns, please visit your GP for advice.

You can buy Tamiflu from Doctor4U (subject to doctor approval) in preparation for flu season.

See Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) Capsules Patient Information Leaflet

Last PIL Review Date: 11/03/2019

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How does Tamiflu work

Tamiflu is a flu treatment that contains the antiviral medicine, oseltamivir. It works by blocking neuraminidase – an enzyme that helps the flu virus to multiply and spread throughout the body, ultimately making your symptoms worse.

With Tamiflu blocking this enzyme, it helps to stop the spread of the flu virus within your body, and also helps to relieve some of the symptoms you might experience. If Tamiflu is taken within the first 48 hours of you noticing flu symptoms, it can also reduce the duration of the virus by around 1-2 days. Even though this doesn’t seem like much, it’s better than suffering with the flu for longer than you need to.

You might be prescribed Tamiflu if you have flu symptoms yourself, or if you’ve been exposed to someone that already has a flu virus.

Tamiflu dosing

Tamiflu dosing depends on whether you’re wanting to treat or prevent the flu, but most people are advised to take one 75mg tablet twice a day. If you’re taking Tamiflu to treat a flu virus that you’ve already got, you should follow the Tamiflu dosing for 5 days. However, if you’re using the drug to prevent getting a flu virus that you might have been exposed to, it’s recommended that you take one 75mg Tamiflu capsule once a day for 10 days. Tamiflu is available as capsules and as an oral suspension if you struggle to swallow medicines in tablet or capsule form, but it’s also possible to create an oral suspension from the capsules if you need to.

If you’d like to create a liquid version of Tamiflu from a capsule, you should snip off the tip of a capsule with sharp scissors and empty the contents of it into a cup or bowl. You should then add around a teaspoon of sweet food or liquid to the powder and stir it well. Sweet food or liquid is recommended as the taste of the Tamiflu powder can be quite bitter, so sweet flavours should offset this. You should be able to take the oral suspension that you’ve made straight away, and if there is any left in the bowl or cup, you can add a small amount of water to it and drink whatever remains to make sure that you get a full dose.

Tamiflu side effects

Whilst Tamiflu is a drug that’s designed to treat flu symptoms and make you feel better, it can still cause some unpleasant or unwanted side effects. It’s important to know that not everybody experiences these, and many people that do find that they’re only mild and bearable to live with. However, always remember that the benefits of a medicine should outweigh the side effects, so if you feel worse whilst taking Tamiflu, you should top using it and tell your GP.

Some of the most commonly reported side effects include:

Nausea
Headache
Bronchitis
Cold sores
Cough
Dizziness
Fever
Pain
Limb pain
Runny nose
Difficulty sleeping
Sore throat
Stomach ache
Fatigue
Vomiting
Upper abdominal fullness
Upper respiratory tract infection
Stomach upset

More, less common side effects are available in the patient information leaflet (PIL) that comes with your order. You should read this thoroughly before you take any Tamiflu to make sure that you’re aware of all of the side effects and instructions.

You should always stay aware of any physical or mental changes whilst taking any medicines, as these could also be side effects, even if they aren’t outlined in the PIL. If you think that Tamiflu is causing any other symptoms, you should report it via the MHRA yellow card scheme app (available on both apple and android devices), as well as informing your doctor.

Always stay aware of symptoms of anaphylactic shock and other allergic reactions, as these can be serious and require immediate medical attention. If you think you might be having an allergic reaction to Tamiflu, don’t take any more and ring 999 for help.

If you notice any changes in behaviour or mood, please tell your doctor or a medical professional as soon as possible, as this could indicate a serious side effect.

Tamiflu cost

You can buy Tamiflu from Doctor4U for a reasonable price. The cost of Tamiflu starts at £29.99 for 10 capsules, which is usually enough to treat or prevent the flu virus. Other options are available, such as the opportunity to buy more Tamiflu capsules if your GP has recommended it. You can find out all of the Tamiflu costs by clicking on the price list tab above this information.

Buy Tamiflu

If you want to buy Tamiflu to either treat flu symptoms, or to prevent yourself from getting the flu if you’ve already been exposed to the virus, you can now do so from Doctor4U.

Before you buy Tamiflu, you’ll be asked to complete a consultation form so that our doctors can determine whether it’s a suitable medicine for you. If you’re looking to buy Tamiflu for flu symptoms that you already have, it’s important to select a next-day delivery option at the checkout in order for the medicine to reach you as quickly as possible.

How is my order shipped to me?

When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging that’s eco-friendly. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.

Advice on Addiction and Medication Restrictions

If you are at all worried or concerned about an addiction to any type of medication, we urge you to speak to a professional for help and advice. Below are links to organisations that can help:

  • Talk To Frank

  • NHS Help & Advice On Drug Addiction
  • Additional Information

    For more information about the flu, the flu vaccine, and how to tell if you need Tamiflu treatment, please read our following blog articles:

  • The Flu Jab – Why You Should Have it This Winter

  • How to Tell if You Need Flu Treatment
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    Take ONE daily for 10 days for post-exposure prophylaxis, or for 6 weeks during an epidemic. For treatment of influenza take ONE twice daily for 5 days.
    Active ingredient: Oseltamivir Phosphate
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    Tamiflu Dosage Quantity Cost Including Consultation
    Tamiflu 75mg 10 capsules £29.99
    Tamiflu 75mg 20 capsules £59.99
    Tamiflu 75mg 30 capsules £79.99
    Tamiflu 75mg 40 capsules £99.99

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    Active ingredient: Oseltamivir Phosphate