Oseltamivir

C. diff Risk

None

Oral Bioavailability

Excellent

Approximate Cost

Dosing

Adult

Influenza treatment
75 mg PO BID x 5 days

Prophylaxis
75 mg PO daily

General Information

Common Usage

Treatment and prophylaxis of influenza

Adverse Effects

  • GI upset common

  • Rare - Stevens Johnson

  • Neuropsychiatric side effects reported

Major Interactions

No significant interactions

Pharmacology

Antimicrobial class: Antiviral - Neuraminidase inhibitor

Pregnancy category: C

Average serum half life: 2 hours

Lung penetration: Therapeutic