Swine Flu Vaccine: Tamiflu

Tamiflu, which was tested for Bird Flu, is the best bet to fight the swine flu virus of year 2009, which is a new strain of virus without a proven vaccine. Therefore many governments are increasing their stocks for Tamiflu because it is one of the best possible medicines to combat the A/H1N1 swine flu virus.

Tamiflu is one of the medicines recognized by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as effective in treating the new strain of the A/H1N1 swine flu virus that has spread across the world from a recent outbreak in Mexico.

Given the sudden surge in demand, you are unlikely to find it in the shelves of the physical pharmacies, but you can get them from online pharmacies, because they are more efficiently connected with their supply sources.

Here’s the link for a reliable and best-priced online pharmacy to buy Tamiflu online.
http://www.drugdelivery.ca/s3353-s-TAMIFLU-114854-s.aspx

Here are some details:

TAMIFLU OSELTAMIVIR ROCHE
Tamiflu (also known as Oseltamivir) is an antiviral, used to treat disorders caused by viruses.

Tamiflu Indications

Tamiflu is recommended in the case of flu viruses (it can treat influenza A and influenza B.)
Tamiflu also eases the ailments that accompany flu (like weakness, cough, headache, fever, sore throat).
Tamiflu could prevent the flu onset even if the patient has been exposed to someone who suffers from it.

Tamiflu Warnings

Before starting a Tamiflu treatment you should inform your doctor if you are allergic to any of the drug’s components.
Tamiflu has caused birth defects when tested on pregnant animals (it hasn’t been tested on pregnant women). Therefore if you are carrying a baby or are planning to be pregnant soon you should not start a Tamiflu treatment without consulting your doctor.
Tamiflu can pass into breast milk. It is advisable that a nursing mother should ask a doctor before starting a treatment with the drug.
If you are suffering from any of the following disorders, inform your doctor before starting a treatment with Tamiflu:

  • Kidney ailments
  • Heart problems
  • Viral infections besides influenza A/B
  • Liver diseases
  • Lung Problems
  • Other important medical problems

Tamiflu Intake Guidelines

  • Check the expiration date of the drug before taking Tamiflu (always do this as the first step)
  • Though Tamiflu is a non-prescription medication (ie, Over the counter or OTC), follow the instructions of your doctor  regarding your treatment with Tamiflu.
  • Tamiflu is not a stomach irritant, so you can take it without eating first (although it is recommended that it should not be taken on an empty stomach.)
  • Tamiflu treatment lasts at least 5 days (it must not be stopped even if the patient feels better) — take the full course, and continue for as long as the doctor says.
  • If you are using Tamiflu oral suspension you must accurately measure your doses of the drug in order to prevent overdosage. The bottle that contains Tamiflu suspension should be well shaken before use.

Tamiflu Dosage

In the case of the influenza treatment, the correct dosage of Tamiflu would be:

  • 75 mg of the drug for adults (twice a day from 1 to 5 days)
  • 30-75 mg of the drug for children (twice a day from 1 to 5 days). The correct dose of Tamiflu depends on the patient’s body weight.
  • Correct dose of the drug for children should be set by a pediatrician.

In the case of influenza’s prophylactic treatment, the dosage would be:

  • 75 mg of Tamiflu for adults (once a day, from 1 to 7 days)
  • Correct dose of the drug for children should be set by a pediatrician.

For children 1 year or older or for adults who can’t swallow a Tamiflu capsule, the usual oral dose of the drug’s oral suspension is:

Body Weight in kg

Body Weight in lbs

Recommended Dose
for a treatment up to 5 Days

Number of Tamiflu
Bottles Needed to
Achieve the
Normal
Dose

</=15 kg

</=33 lbs

30 mg twice daily

1

>15 kg to 23 kg

>33 lbs to 51 lbs

45 mg twice daily

2

>23 kg to 40 kg

>51 lbs to 88 lbs

60 mg twice daily

2

>40 kg

>88 lbs

75 mg twice daily

3

Tamiflu Side Effects

A treatment with Tamiflu can result in several side effects such as:

  • Phlegm production
  • Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach upsets
  • Stomach cramps
  • Nosebleed (this occurs most commonly in the case of children)
  • Eye itching
  • Eye redness
  • Eye swelling and sometimes an excessive tear production
  • Skin flushing
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness

The patient could experience other side effects of Tamiflu (if they are bothersome or intolerable the patient should stop his Tamiflu treatment and ask for his doctor’s advice regarding the issues).

Till a specific Swine flu vaccine becomes commercially available around September 2009, Tamiflu is the one of the best possible medication to combat the A/H1N1 swine flu virus as of now.

Here’s the link for a reliable and best-priced online pharmacy to buy Tamiflu online.
http://www.drugdelivery.ca/s3353-s-TAMIFLU-114854-s.aspx

3 Responses to Swine Flu Vaccine: Tamiflu

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  3. Exactly what I was searching for. Thanks very much for this link to buy Tamiflu… most places are saying stock-out. Thanks again!

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