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Tamiflu Facts

Antiviral drug

  • Tamiflu is the trade mark name of Oseltamivir
  • It is an antiviral drug.
  • It is believed to slow the spread of influenza (flu) virus between cells in the body by stopping the virus from chemically cutting ties with its host cell.
  • The drug is taken orally in capsules or as a suspension.
  • It has been used to treat and prevent influenza A virus and influenza B virus infection in over 50 million people since 1999.
  • Oseltamivir is a prodrug, a (relatively) inactive chemical which is converted into its active form by metabolic process after it is taken into the body.
  • It was the first orally active neuraminidase inhibitor commercially developed.
  • It was developed by C.U. Kim, W. Lew, and X. Chen of US-based Gilead Sciences.
  • The drug is marketed by Genentech.
  • In December 2012, FDA approved children as young as 2 weeks old to be treated for the flu with Tamiflu.
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