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Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 10 ratings/reviews, Tamiflu has an overall score of 7.20. The effectiveness score is 7.60 and the side effect score is 8. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Tamiflu review by 51 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   The flu
Dosage & duration:   75mg taken 2 times a day for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I felt better in about 2 days. Maybe I would of felt better with out the drug. Not quite sure if it really helped.
Side effects:   The side effects were the drug made me not able to sleep at night. It gave me restless legs,and insomnia. It also took away my apitete.
Comments:   The treatment was to take 1 tablet orally 2 times a day for 5 days.

 

Tamiflu review by 40 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   The flu
Dosage & duration:   75 mg capsules taken twice per day for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   This is an easy to take flu remedy that lasts only 5 days. It was good to know that as miserable as the flu was, I could finally take action to rid myself of it sooner, as compared to last year when there was no remedy available. By taking Tamiflu, I think the duration of the flu may have been shortened by 1-2 days
Side effects:   none
Comments:   I was hoping that I would feel my flu symptoms lessening on the first day of treatment. I didn't feel significantly better until the third day. This prescription cost close to $100. It makes me wonder if it was really worth it.

 

Tamiflu review by 48 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Swine Flu like illness in a pandemic
Dosage & duration:   75 mg taken twice daily for the period of 7 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Reduction of symptoms ( extreme tiredness, mild fever and muscle aches, dry cough ) within 24 hours. Resolution of symptoms within 48 hours.
Side effects:   None.
Comments:   The drug was started within 24 hours of first symptoms. Following the advice on the packet the tablets were always taken with food ( single serve cheese and crackers ) and some gatorade. I was careful to maintain hydration with Gatorade brand drink. First dose was late afternoon so set alarm clock to wake at 3 am for next dose rather than waiting till i woke up naturally which given my tired state may well have missed a dose then pushed each dose back by 2-3 hours until they were being taken at times more agreable to the bodyclock. Unfortunately cough returned after skipping a dose on the 4th day of the standard 5 day course. Resolved after 2 doses again so got another packet and continued for 2 days more until symptom free for 24 hours.

 

Tamiflu review by 52 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   family flu outbreak
Dosage & duration:   75mg taken twice x a day for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   My son came home from college with the flu. Student Health gave him a pack of Tamiflu and he felt better within 24 hours. When I started feeling sick 3 days later, I called my Dr and ask for Tamiflu. I felt almost back to norma lwithin 24 hours.
Side effects:   none
Comments:   Just took the pill and drank fluids

 

Tamiflu review by 36 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   h1n1
Dosage & duration:   75 mg 2x day taken 2x day for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I would have rather endured the flu. this was an experience like no other for me. i was out of work and unable to care for my child. not recommended unless life threatening illness.
Side effects:   vomiting, stomach cramps, headache, dizziness, anxiety, nosebleeds, overall feeling of uneasiness/panic
Comments:   h1n1 positive in hospital, 5 days 2x daily

 

Tamiflu review by 25 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   i was in a risk group - frontline pharmacist
Dosage & duration:   one jab (dosage frequency: once) for the period of once
Other conditions:   numbness in arm, cold, fever
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   supposed prevention of catching swine flu
Side effects:   sickness for 4 days, numb arm for that period of time, couldn't dress, couldn't drive. then cold anf flu followed, with stomach problams because of lack of food because of associated problems
Comments:   no treatment was given except cold anf flu medication, just waited out the symptoms and side effects

 

Tamiflu review by 52 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Swine Flu
Dosage & duration:   Can't recall - maybe 250mg or 500mg taken 2 x day for 5 days for the period of 2 x day for 5 days
Other conditions:   None other than swine flu
Other drugs taken:   Tylenol
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   'Was diagnosed with H1N1 and was ill for at little past 3 weeks. My doctor gave me a prescription for Tamiflu (2 x day for 5 days) on the 3rd day after becoming rapidly ill (onset of high fever -- temp went from 102.8 to 103.2 pretty fast). Within a few minutes (15 - 20?) after taking it, I noticed I would feel better, and I'd start coughing up mucus from the lungs. The feeling wore off after a few hours. I was able to complete the full 5-day course.
Side effects:   I think I remember not being able to taste very well. But that could've been a side effect of the flu. And after taking Tamiflu the first time, I kinda remember being able to breathe more deeply than normal. That effect wore off after a few hours. Seemed to get used to the medication & didn't experience anything else.
Comments:   Prescribed Tamiflu for 5 days (one capsule twice daily). Couldn't do anything buy just lay there. Tried to make myself drink liquids and eat something (when I could start eating).

 

Tamiflu review by 51 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Swine Flu
Dosage & duration:   1 tablet taken twice a day for the period of five days
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I took Tamiflu as soon as I knew I had contracted Swine Flu. While it did not stop the flu in its tracks I did not get seriously ill and my recovery time was quite short. Somo of my friends also contracted Swine Flu and did not take Tamiflu. Two of them became very ill and it was several weeks before they coudl go back to work. Their general energy levevls were low for about 2 months. By contrast, I was never really bed bound and was out and about after about one week. I did not experience any longer term effects.
Side effects:   Slight nausea at times
Comments:   One table to be taken twice dailyn for five days

 

Tamiflu review by 35 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   flu symptoms
Dosage & duration:   5 pack (dosage frequency: once a day) for the period of once a day
Other conditions:   weakness, loss of appetite, fever, diziness
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Strength returning, clarity, ability to breath improved
Side effects:   It took two days before any of the symptoms got better
Comments:   The doctor only prescribed the exact dosage and days. One tablet every day for 5 days. I was disheartened that my health insurance only paid 10 - 15% of the cost of the medication because it was a very expensive mediaction. Every time I took a pill I felt like I was swallowing a 20 dollar bill.

 

Tamiflu review by 34 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   flu
Dosage & duration:   75 mg taken twice a day for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   fever
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I fastly recovered from the virus and felt much better after the second administration of the drug.
Side effects:   I have not noticed anything special as side effects
Comments:   The medicine was prescribed to me by my GP as I was in contact with pregnant women by the time and I was afraid that I will transfer the virus to them also.
 


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