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Oseltamivir

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

Oseltamivir - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Oseltamivir cause?

The most common side effects of Oseltamivir are:

  • Nausea, vomiting. Eat small frequent meals.
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomachache. Take medication together with food
  • Headache

These side effects mostly occur after the first dose of the medicine and will usually stop as treatment continues. The frequency of these side effects is reduced if the medication is taken with food. Inform your doctor if the side effects become severe and bothersome.

Rare but serious side effects may manifest as the following symptoms. Contact your doctor as soon as possible, if you notice any of the following:

  • Hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behaviour that trouble you or your child, especially if they are new or getting worse.

If you or your child is often sick (vomiting) while taking the medicine, you should inform your doctor. You should also tell your doctor if the influenza symptoms get worse or the fever persists.

Before taking Oseltamivir, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Oseltamivir?

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

The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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