Eraflu

Eraflu

oseltamivir

Manufacturer:

Yung Shin

Distributor:

Yung Shin
/
Yu Chun
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Oseltamivir
Indications/Uses
Treatment of influenza in adults & adolescents ≥13 yr when influenza virus is circulating in the community. Post-exposure prevention in adults & adolescents ≥13 yr following contact w/ a clinically diagnosed influenza case when influenza virus is circulating in the community.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult & adolescent ≥13 yr & weighing >40 kg Treatment 75 mg bd for 5 days. Post-exposure prevention 75 mg once daily for 10 days. Prevention during an influenza epidemic in the community 75 mg once daily for up to 6 wk. Renal impairment CrCl >30-60 mL/min Treatment 30 mg bd for 5 days. Prevention 30 mg once daily, CrCl >10-30 mL/min Treatment 30 mg once daily for 5 days. Prevention 30 mg every 2nd day. Haemodialysis patients Treatment 30 mg after each haemodialysis session for 5 days. Prevention 30 mg after every 2nd haemodialysis session. Peritoneal dialysis patients Treatment 30 mg single dose for 5 days. Prevention 30 mg once wkly.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Not a substitute for flu vaccine. Immunocompromised patients. Reports of neuropsychiatric events; monitor patients for behavioural changes. Severe renal impairment. Pregnancy & lactation. Premature childn (<36 wk post-conceptual age).
Adverse Reactions
Headache; nausea. Vomiting, abdominal pain (including upper abdominal pain), dyspepsia; bronchitis, herpes simplex, nasopharyngitis, upper resp tract infections, sinusitis; insomnia; cough, sore throat, rhinorrhea; pain, dizziness (including vertigo), fatigue, pyrexia, pain in limb.
Drug Interactions
Use w/ caution when taking renally-excreted agents w/ narrow therapeutic margin (eg, chlorpropamide, methotrexate, phenylbutazone).
MIMS Class
Antivirals
ATC Classification
J05AH02 - oseltamivir ; Belongs to the class of neuraminidase inhibitors. Used in the systemic treatment of viral infections.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Eraflu cap 75 mg
Packing/Price
1 × 10's
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