Antimicrobials
Oseltamivir

Oseltamivir

None
N/A

Spectrum of Activity

General Information

Treatment and prophylaxis of influenza

GI upset common

Rare - Stevens Johnson Syndrome

Neuropsychiatric side effects reported

Antimicrobial class: Antiviral - neuraminidase inhibitor

Average serum half life:

  • No pediatric data available.

  • Adult: Oseltamivir phosphate: 1-3 hours, oseltamivir carboxylate: 6-10 hours

Route of Elimination: Hepatically metabolixed to >99% of oseltamivir carboxylate (active metabolite) is eliminated by renal excretion via glomerular filtration and tubular secretion