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Brand name: Tamiflu

Tamiflu is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) oseltamivir. On this page you will find out more about Tamiflu, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: oseltamivir

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Tamiflu 30 mg hard capsule, 10

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

TAMIFLU is indicated for the treatment of infections due to influenza A and B viruses in adults and children including full-term neonates. Treatment should commence as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours after the onset of the initial symptoms of infection.,TAMIFLU is indicated for the prevention of influenza in adults and children aged 1 year and older. Vaccination is the preferred method of routine prophylaxis against infection with influenza virus.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Hard gelatin capsule with a light yellow body and cap; "ROCHE" is printed in blue ink on the body and "30 mg" is printed in blue ink on the cap.

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Dosage Form Capsule, hard
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
10 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 10 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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