Fluvir 75mg Capsule 10'S

Viral infections Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

FLUVIR 75MG contains Oseltamivir which belongs to the group of medicines called neuraminidase inhibitors. It is used in the treatment of influenza infection (flu) in adults, adolescents, children and infants (including full-term newborns). Influenza, also known as flu, is a common viral infection which often includes signs such as sudden fever, cough, runny or stuffy nose, headaches, muscle aches and extreme tiredness. Although, these symptoms can be caused by other infections, a true influenza infection occurs only during the annual outbreaks, where the flu viruses spread rapidly in the local community.

Oseltamivir works by preventing the spread of flu virus inside the body and eases the symptoms of flu virus infection. FLUVIR 75MG is not a vaccine. It only treats and prevents flu infection. This medicine can be taken with or without meals. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, weight and health condition.

Patients (especially children and adolescents) taking FLUVIR 75MG should be closely monitored for any behavioural changes such as abnormal behavior, delusions, hallucinations, agitation, anxiety or nightmares and should report to the doctor immediately in case of fatal outcomes. Other common side effects are nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, stomach upset and headache. These side effects are usually temporary and will resolve as the treatment continues.

Take FLUVIR 75MG as directed by your physician. Take it as soon as possible, ideally within 2 days of flu symptoms. It can be taken with or without meals. Swallow the medicine as whole with a glass of water. Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have a weak immune system or heart or kidney problems. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you must tell your doctor, so that your doctor can decide whether this medicine is right for you or not.

USES OF FLUVIR 75MG

  • Treats and prevents influenza infection (flu)

HOW FLUVIR 75MG WORKS

Oseltamivir is a specific neuraminidase inhibitor. It works by preventing the spread of virus inside the human body by inhibiting viral neuraminidases, which is responsible for the entry of newly synthesized virus particles into infected cells, and for the further spread of infections. It reduces viral shedding and infectivity and eases the symptoms of influenza infection.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take this medicine as directed by your physician. Take it as soon as possible, ideally within 2 days of flu symptoms. It can be taken with or without meals. Swallow the medicine as whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, weight and health condition. Continue to take this medicine, as long as your doctor tells you to do so, to obtain better results.

SIDE EFFECTS OF FLUVIR 75MG

SERIOUS

  • serious allergic reaction (such as itchy rashes, severe inflammation of outer and inner skin, initially with fever, sore throat, and fatigue, skin rashes, leading to blisters, peeling and shedding of larger areas of skin, swelling of skin and face, head and neck area, including eyes and tongue, low blood pressure and breathing difficulties)
  • signs of liver dysfunction (such as yellowing of skin and eyes, changes in stool colour, changes in behavior)
  • signs of GI bleeding (spitting up blood or prolonged bleeding from large bowel)
  • neuropsychiatric disorder (such as convulsions, delirium, altered level of consciousness, confusion, abnormal behavior, delusions, hallucinations, agitation, anxiety or nightmares)

COMMON

  • nausea and vomiting
  • stomach pain
  • stomach upset
  • headache
  • bronchitis
  • tiredness or dizziness
  • pain in the limbs
  • difficulty in sleeping
  • feeling upper abdominal fullness
  • upper respiratory tract infections (inflammation of nose, throat and sinuses)
  • conjunctivitis (red eyes and pain or discharge in the eye)
  • ear inflammation and other ear disorders

RARE

  • thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)
  • visual disturbances

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea or vomiting:

Try taking this medicine with, or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Do not eat rich or spicy food.

Stomach pain:

Try to rest and relax. You can eat and drink slowly or have smaller and frequent meals. Keeping a heat pad on your stomach may also help. If still pain persists, speak to your doctor.

Headache:  

Rest and drink plenty of fluids. Do not drink too much alcohol.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

FLUVIR 75MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

FLUVIR 75MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine.

KIDNEY

 

Before taking FLUVIR 75MG inform your doctor if you have any kidney problems. Your doctor will decide a suitable dose for you depending upon your condition.

ALLERGY

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to oseltamivir or any other ingredients in this medicine.

LUNGS

FLUVIR 75MG should be taken with caution in patients with chronic respiratory disease. Consult your doctor for advice before taking.

HEART DISEASE

FLUVIR 75MG should be taken with caution in patients with chronic heart disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Inform your doctor, if you have any severe medical condition, which requires immediate hospitalization or if you have a weak immune system.

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor, if you are taking,

  • chlorpropamide (a medicine used to treat diabetes)
  • methotrexate (used to treat rheumatoid arthritis)
  • phenylbutazone (used to treat pain and inflammation)
  • probenecid (a medicine used to treat gout)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Oseltamivir
Pharmacological Category :   Antiviral agent, Neuraminidase inhibitor
Therapeutic Indication :   Influenza (flu) infection
Dosage Forms :   Capsule, Syrup

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT FLUVIR 75MG

Can FLUVIR 75MG be taken during pregnancy?

Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, or if you are trying to become pregnant without consulting your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you must tell your doctor, so that your doctor can decide whether this medicine is right for you or not.

Can FLUVIR 75MG be taken with other antiviral agents?

Always, tell your doctor about all the medicines you use, including non-prescription and prescription medicines, and herbal supplements.

Can FLUVIR 75MG be taken with ibuprofen?

Avoid concomitant use of this medicine with pain killers like ibuprofen or phenylbutazone, as they may increase the risk of side effects.

REFERENCES

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3. Gerald G. Briggs and Roger K. Freeman. O. A reference guide to fetal and neonatal risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. Tenth Edition. 2015. Page – 2891-2894.

4. Hoffmann-La Roche. A Study of Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) for Treatment of Influenza with a Focus on (H1N1) 2009 Flu Strain. NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine ClinicalTrials.gov. [Revised on October 2012] [Accessed 30th November 2020] https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01032837

5. Yogendra Kumar Gupta, Meenakshi Meenu and Prafull Mohan. The Tamiflu fiasco and lessons learnt. NCBI; PMC US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health. January-February 2015. [Accessed 30th November 2020] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4375804/

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    1
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    Item Weight
    17.5
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Fluvir 75mg Capsule 10'S

Fluvir 75mg Capsule 10'S Mfr: Hetero Healthcare Ltd

M.R.P.: Rs.539.00
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