In the absence of oseltamivir granules available, adults, adolescents or children who cannot swallow capsules can use this capsule to prepare oral suspension for use.


    Please follow the method below to make sure the accuracy of dose:

    1. Hold a 75mg capsule above a small measuring cup. Carefully open the capsule and pour the powder into the measuring cup.

         

    2. Use a calibrated syringe to add 5ml water to the bowl and stir for about 2 minutes.

         

    3. Use syringe to extract the correct amount of mixture (in ml) according to dosage instructed by your doctor from the measuring cup.


    4. Do not ingest undissolved white powder as these are inactive ingredients. Push the plunger of the syringe and pour the mixture into the second measuring cup. Unused mixtures should be discarded.


    5. In the second measuring cup, add a small amount (up to 5ml) of sweet food, and mix with the mixture (to cover the bitter taste).


    6. Mix well and give all to patient. The mixture should be swallowed immediately after preparation. If there is any mixture left in the bowl, rinse with a small amount of water and give to patient to drink.


    Repeat each time if you need to take the medicine.


    *Administration instruction (oral)

     (1) Oseltamivir can be taken with or without food;Take it with food to relieve stomach discomfort;

     (2) For the treatment of influenza a and b, treatment should be started within 2 days (ideally within 36 hours) of the onset of flu symptoms.


    *Storage conditions

     ◆ Store in a dry place. Do not store in the bathroom.

     ◆ Keep all medications in a safe place and out of reach of children and pets.


    *What do I do if I miss a dose?

     • Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.

     • If it is less than 2 hours until your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.

     • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.


    Reference:

    1. Oseltamivir(Tamiflu)Package Insert

    2. Up to date

    3. Influenza diagnosis and treatment guide (China 2011)

    4. Applied Pharmaceutical Practice(2009)

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