Tamiflu (oseltamivir)

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Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is an antiviral drug.  It works by attacking the flu virus to keep it from multiplying in our body and by reducing the symptoms of the flu. Tamiflu can sometimes keep us from getting the flu if we take it before we get sick.1

The term "flu" refers to illness caused by the influenza virus. The flu is a respiratory infection that can cause symptoms such as fever, chills, aches and pains, cough, and sore throat. The flu can range from mild common cold symptoms to the typical "flu" symptoms described above, to life-threatening pneumonia and other complications, including secondary bacterial infections.1

In Bangladesh Tamiflu is approved for the following indications.2

  • Tamiflu is indicated for the treatment of influenza in adults and children including full-term neonates (see sections 2.2.1 Special Dosage Instruction, 2.4 Warnings and Precautions and 3.3 Nonclinical Safety).

  • Tamiflu is indicated for the prophylaxis of influenza in adults and children ≥ 1 year of age.

For more disease and medicine related queries you may discuss with your physician.

In Bangladesh Tamiflu is available as Capsule 75 mg

The term, Treatment is used when a person is given a medicine because they have the signs and symptoms of the disease or have been diagnosed with the disease. Treatment with Tamiflu has been shown to lessen the amount of time people are sick with the flu.3

Prophylaxis is the prevention of disease. The term is used when someone who does not have any symptoms is given a medicine to help stop them from getting the disease because they are exposed to or come into close contact with someone who has the disease and able to spread it to others.3

is the authorized importer and distributor for Roche pharmaceutical medicines in Bangladesh. To meet strict quality and compliance, Radiant maintains temperature controlled supply chain.

To ensure patient safety and quality, it is strongly recommended to verify that, each medicine comes with the Roche Hologram Sticker, DGDA approved DAR (Drug Administration Registration) Number imprinted on it. Neither Radiant nor Roche Bangladesh takes liability of any other sources of products.


  1. Tamiflu: Consumer Questions and Answers, Q. What is Tamiflu and what is it approved for? [Internet; cited 2019, March 24]. Retrieved from

  2. Tamiflu-Product-Information-BD-Ro-64-0796-May-2021

  3. Adopted from: Tamiflu: Consumer Questions and Answers, Q. What do the terms treatment of the flu and prevention (prophylaxis) of the flu mean? [Internet; cited 2019, March 24]. Retrieved from


Tamiflu Product Information _ May-2021

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