If you experience sudden onset of fever, aches, chills, or extreme tiredness, you may have the flu. Tamiflu is an antiviral that attacks the flu virus at its source and helps to stop it from spreading in your body.
Call your doctor and use the Doctor Discussion Guide to prepare for your appointment.
This is not a substitute for a professional medical diagnosis. However, these symptom descriptions may help you understand your symptoms and get the treatment you need.
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A flu vaccination is your best chance at not getting the flu. But it's possible to get vaccinated and still get the flu because your vaccination may not protect against all strains of the flu.2
Tamiflu may be an effective way to help treat or prevent the flu. Antiviral medicines like Tamiflu fight the flu by attacking the actual flu virus. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends antiviral flu medicines like Tamiflu to help treat the flu.32,33
If you start feeling any flu symptoms such as sudden fever, aches, chills, and tiredness, call your doctor right away and ask about Tamiflu. Use our Doctor Discussion Guide.
Tamiflu is a prescription medication and is not sold over the counter.
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Tamiflu is a prescription medicine used to treat the flu (influenza) in people 2 weeks of age and older who have had flu symptoms for no more than 2 days. Tamiflu can also reduce the chance of getting the flu in people 1 year and older.
Tamiflu does not prevent bacterial infections that may happen with the flu.
Tamiflu is not a substitute for an annual flu vaccination.
Do not take Tamiflu if you are allergic to oseltamivir phosphate or any of the ingredients in Tamiflu.
Please see the Tamiflu full Prescription Information for complete important safety information.
You are encouraged to report side effects to Genentech by calling 1-888-835-2555 or to the FDA by visiting www.fda.gov/medwatch or calling 1-800-FDA-1088.