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Roche: Tamiflu fact sheet

29 April 2009
Tamiflu® (oseltamivir) Fact Sheet
Tamiflu is an antiviral medicine. It is NOT a vaccine.1

It belongs to a group of medicines called neuraminidase inhibitors. These medicines attack the influenza virus and stop it spreading further inside your body.1

Tamiflu is active against influenza virus types A and B and can be used in people over one year of age.1

Tamiflu needs to be taken as soon as possible within the first or second day of onset of symptoms.1

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has indicated that the Mexican Swine Influenza virus is sensitive to Tamiflu2

Taking Tamiflu can prevent you catching influenza or if you have already caught influenza it can make the symptoms less severe and help you recover faster.1

Read The Full Fact Sheet Here (pdf)


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