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3. HOW TO TAKE TAMIFLU
Always take Tamiflu exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.
Take Tamiflu as soon as you get the prescription as this will help to slow the spread of the influenza
virus in the body.
Swallow Tamiflu capsules whole with water. Do not break or chew Tamiflu capsules.
The usual dose is as follows:
Adolescents (13 to 17 years of age) and adults: For treatment of influenza take one capsule as soon as
you get the prescription and then take one capsule twice a day (usually it is convenient to take one in
the morning and one in the evening for five days). It is important to complete the whole 5 day course,
even if you start to feel better quickly.
30 mg and 45 mg capsules can be used by adults and adolescents as an alternative to 75 mg capsules.
Infants 1 year of age and older and children 2 to 12 years of age: Tamiflu oral suspension or 30 mg
and 45 mg capsules can be used instead.
Children weighing more than 40 kg and who can swallow capsules may take Tamiflu 75 mg capsules
twice daily for 5 days.
PreventionTamiflu can also be used for prevention of influenza following exposure to an infected individual,such as family members.Adolescents (13 to 17 years of age) and adults: When used to prevent influenza following exposure toan infected individual, such as family members, Tamiflu should be taken once daily for 10 days. It isbest to take this dose in the mornings with breakfast.Infants 1 year of age and older and children 2 to 12 years of age: Tamiflu oral suspension or 30 mgand 45 mg capsules can be used instead.
Children weighing more than 40 kg and can swallow capsules may take Tamiflu 75 mg capsules once
daily for 10 days.
Your doctor will recommend the length of time to continue taking Tamiflu, if it is prescribed to