oseltamivir dosing for influenza

16 Jan

since its out there now, and there’s a hubbub, here’s something you might have to look up again later:

 

IF you want to treat for influenza A or B

 

Clinical benefit is greatest when antiviral treatment is administered early, especially within 48 hours of influenza illness onset

 

oseltamivir (TamiFlu) DOSING (from the CDC website, via a UMEM Pearl):

 

approved for 2 wks old and older

If <1 yr old, the dose is 3 mg/kg/dose twice daily ADULTS:

75 mg twice daily

(Dose varies by child’s weight)

If ≥1 yr old and weigh 15 kg or less, the dose is 30 mg twice a day.

If ≥1 yr old and weigh >15 to 23 kg, the dose is 45 mg twice a day.
If ≥1 yr old and weigh >23 to 40 kg, the dose is 60 mg twice a day.
If ≥1 yr old and weigh more than 40 kg, the dose is 75 mg twice a day.

 

References: CDC website; UMEM Pearl; picture

 

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