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Antiflu Suspension

Manufactured byCipla Ltd.
Description

Antiflu Suspension is an antiviral medicine used in the treatment of infections of influenza virus types A and B. Assessment of liver and kidney function is necessary before beginning treatment with this medicine. This medicine should not be used for prophylaxis of influenza in children under the age of 1 year. Recently the US-FDA has issued an unapproved use of this medicine for the treatment of patients with mild, moderate, and severe Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 caused by the new coronavirus. Do not use this medicine to treat COVID-19 unless directed by the doctor. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Antiflu Suspension

  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Wheezing
  • Phlegm- producing cough
  • Headache
  • Excessive tearing of the eye
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Itching and rash

Uses of Antiflu Suspension

What is it prescribed for?

  • Influenza
  • Influenza prophylaxis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time required for this medicine to show its effect is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time until which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is recommended for use in breastfeeding women only if absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to oseltamivir or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is recommended for use in breastfeeding women only if absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Hypersensitivity reactions

This medicine may cause anaphylaxis and serious hypersensitivity reactions including toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, and erythema multiforme in some patients. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Heart diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases due to the risk of worsening the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Respiratory diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with respiratory diseases due to the risk of worsening the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended to be used for prophylaxis of influenza in children under the age of 1 year.

Missed Dose

Take/Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Methotrexate

Entecavir

Disease interactions

Hepatotoxicity

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with liver disease due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. The liver function should be assessed before initiating the treatment. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. The kidney function should be assessed before initiating the treatment. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take/Administer this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take/administer in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Ensure that proper hygiene measures are adopted. Complete the course of treatment to prevent the spread of the infection. Assessment of liver and kidney function is necessary before beginning treatment with this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by stopping the influenza virus (flu virus) from spreading inside the body.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Neuraminidase inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H1

Oseltamivir - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 24 August 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00198

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 8 September 2017]. Available from:

https://www.gene.com/download/pdf/tamiflu_PPI.pdf

Oseltamivir: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 24 August 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a699040.html

DailyMed - Oseltamivir Phosphate For Oral Suspension - oseltamivir phosphate powder, for suspension [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 3 February 2020]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=82df3237-636b-7bf9-3ba0-2b476e74bf4c
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