Starflu

Starflu

oseltamivir

Manufacturer:

Strides Pharma

Distributor:

Germax
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Oseltamivir phosphate
Indications/Uses
Treatment & prophylaxis of influenza.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Treatment of influenza Initiate w/in 1st or 2nd day of symptom onset. Adult & adolescent ≥13 yr 75 mg bd for 5 days. Childn >40 kg 75 mg bd. Renal impairment CrCl 10-30 mL/min Reduced to 75 mg once daily for 5 days. Prophylaxis of influenza Post exposure: Adult & adolescent ≥13 yr 75 mg once daily for 10 days. Childn >40 kg 75 mg once daily. Renal impairment CrCl 10-30 mL/min Reduced to 75 mg every other day.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Convulsion & delirium-like neuropsychiatric events. Monitor signs of abnormal behavior. Renal impairment (CrCl ≤30 mL/min). Hepatic impairment. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn <1 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea & vomiting. Abdominal pain, headache; diarrhoea, bronchitis, dizziness & insomnia; aches & pains, rhinorrhea, dyspepsia & upper resp tract infections; otitis media, asthma, epistaxis, pneumonia, ear disorder, sinusitis, bronchitis, conjunctivitis, dermatitis, lymphadenopathy & tympanic membrane disorder.
Drug Interactions
Approx 2-fold increased exposure w/ probenecid.
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
Starflu cap 75 mg
Packing/Price
10's
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