Influenza types A and B - is the most severe form of influenza that is not only more severe, but also provide significant bacterial complications. Tamiflu helps to cope with these diseases, reduce their duration and severity, as well as the number of bacterial complications. But Tamiflu appoint a doctor.
How does Tamiflu
Tamiflu - a drug which is able to destroy and prevent the reproduction, distribution in the body of the patient and the external environment isolation of influenza viruses A and B - the most severe influenza viruses.
The active ingredient of Tamiflu is oseltamivir phosphate, which is actually a prodrug, since entering the human liver, it decomposes to form an active enzyme of the active ingredient - oseltamivir carboxylate. This substance inhibits the action of the neuraminidase enzyme of influenza virus types A and B. Neuraminidase - an enzyme that accelerates the release of newly formed virus particles from infected cells and their penetration into the epithelial cells of the respiratory tract and the further spread of the virus in the body.
That is actually Tamiflu - the only drug capable of destroying viruses. But we must remember two things:
- it only acts on influenza virus type A and B viruses in the remaining data on its performance not;
- this drug is a prescription drug, as it gives a lot of side effects.
Around Tamiflu at the time I had a lot of scandals. Some considered him a cure, someone - "weapons for the extermination of the population." The truth, as always, in the middle: it is a drug effective to treat only influenza A and B. Apply it should be only on prescription, and even better - in the hospital. The flu
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Caused by other types of viruses, this drug has never been used and no one knows how it is effective.
Who and how to prescribe
Tamiflu appoint a doctor in the conditions when in the area registered confirmed cases of influenza A or B. As a rule, severe cases of flu that require hospital treatment, and a real help to the patient. Moderate course of influenza does not require the use of Tamiflu.
Very often influenza type A and B severe in the elderly and in people with various chronic diseases. In order to reduce the severity of the viral infection and reduce the risk of bacterial complications, such people prescribe Tamiflu.
Assigns Tamiflu doctor at the recommended manufacturers (F.Hofmann Swiss pharmaceutical company, Roche) dosages.
Take Tamiflu for the prevention of influenza A or B, but only if the outbreak of influenza confirmed by laboratory tests and registered. Before such prevention is also necessary to consult with your doctor.
In some cases, take Tamiflu contraindicated
If the drug is taken for other purposes, he has few contraindications. These children are up to one year, patients with hypersensitivity to the components of the drug, and patients with severe disease and impaired renal function.
With caution and only for health reasons it is used for the treatment of pregnant women and nursing mothers. In the latter case it is better to time to interrupt breastfeeding, since Tamiflu is excreted in human milk.
It should also be remembered that this drug is not yet sufficiently tested in practice, for example, there is no data on how it acts on patients with severe liver disease.
When properly used under the supervision of a physician Tamiflu
Tamiflu - an antiviral drug for the treatment and prevention of influenza
It gives a minimum of side effects, but they can also be significant. That is why the drug available over the counter prescription only.
Side effects are most often from the reversal of the digestive system. It nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and pain in the upper abdomen. Less common are gastrointestinal bleeding and disorders of the liver until the acute hepatitis.
On the part of the central nervous system in patients receiving Tamiflu often develop headaches, irritability, weakness, fatigue, sleep disturbances
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- Symptoms that can accompany the flu. Less common side effects such as convulsions and excitement, often turning into psychosis.
On the part of the respiratory system often a side effect is cough, epistaxis, nasal congestion, runny nose, dry and sore throat, bronchitis,
Bronchitis - protection if the body has malfunctioned
, Inflammation of the middle ear, sinuses, bronchospasm. That is, all of these side effects are very difficult to distinguish from the symptoms of the flu.
Possible allergic reactions from mild to very severe.
Conclusion: Tamiflu - is an antiviral drug that is only effective in the treatment and prevention of influenza types A and B. Tamiflu Assigns doctor.