Tamiflu use extended

The lower age limit for use of Tamiflu (oseltamivir) has been reduced from one year to six months of age when treating flu during a pandemic. Prophylactic use of the drug is not recommended under one year. The capsule SPCs now also provide instructions for preparing extemporaneous oral 10mg/ml or 15mg/ml solutions from capsules when the powder for oral suspension is unavailable.

View Tamiflu drug record

Further information: Roche

To sign up for the MIMS monthly news update, register at www.mims.co.uk/bulletins.

Want news like this straight to your inbox?
Sign up for our bulletins

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in

MIMS Product Slides

Product overviews prepared by the MIMS team, in a handy slide format.

Click here

Slides are initiated, funded & reviewed by the companies specified.

MIMS app

Access the full drug database and quick-reference tables on the go

Find out more