Tamiflu Side Effects
Tamiflu, an oseltamivir phosphate capsule used for oral solution, is used for the treatment of simple acute illness as a result of influenza infection in patients older than a year that have had symtoms for more than 2 days.
Used as a prophylaxis of influenza in patients older than 1 year of age, it should be considered before treatment with Tamiflu is not a substitute for early vaccination yearly. Vaccination is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and can not be replaced by Tamiflu. Resistance mutations can emerge and could decrease Tamiflu’s effectiveness as a result of the Influenza virus changing over time. Physicans should consider susceptibility patterns and the effects of treatment before deciding on whether to use Tamiflu on a patient.