oseltamivir

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oseltamivir

 [o″sel-tam´ĭ-vir]
an inhibitor of viral neuraminidase, used as the phosphate salt in the treatment of influenza.

oseltamivir

/osel·tam·i·vir/ (o″sel-tam´ĭ-vir) an inhibitor of viral neuraminidase, used as the phosphate salt in the treatment of influenza.

oseltamivir

(ō′sĕl′tăm′ə-vîr′)
n.
An antiviral drug, C16H28N2O4, used in its phosphate form for the treatment and prevention of influenza.

oseltamivir

an antiviral.
indication It is used to treat type A influenza.
contraindication Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Adverse effects include fatigue, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and cough. Common side effects include headache, dizziness, insomnia, nausea, and vomiting.

oseltamivir

An antiviral ingested as a prodrug, which is used to manage influenza A or B. A Cochrane review published in 2009 found no clear benefit for oseltamivir if taken after the first 24 hours.
 
Adverse events
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and headache.

oseltamivir

Tamiflu® Infectious disease An antiviral used for acute influenza type A and B Adverse events N&V. See Influenza.