OSELTAMIVIR PHOSPHATE- oseltamivir phosphate capsule
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OSELTAMIVIR PHOSPHATE capsule, for oral use
Initial U.S. Approval: 1999
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
Oseltamivir Phosphate capsule USP is an influenza neuraminidase inhibitor (NAI) indicated for:
Limitations of Use:
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Treatment of influenza
Prophylaxis of influenza
DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS
Patients with known serious hypersensitivity to oseltamivir or any of the components of Oseltamivir Phosphate Capsule USP (4)
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Most common adverse reactions (>1% and more common than with placebo):
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Strides Pharma Inc. at 1-877-244-9825 or go to www.strides.com or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch
Live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), intranasal: Avoid administration of LAIV within 2 weeks before or 48 hours after Oseltamivir Phosphate Capsule use, unless medically indicated. (7)
See 17 for PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION and FDA-approved patient labeling.
FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION: CONTENTS*
Oseltamivir Phosphate capsule USP is indicated for the treatment of acute, uncomplicated illness due to influenza A and B infection in patients 2 weeks of age and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours.
Administer Oseltamivir Phosphate capsule for the treatment of influenza in patients 2 weeks of age or older [see Dosage and Administration (2.2)] or for prophylaxis of influenza in patients 1 year and older [see Dosage and Administration (2.3)] using:
Adjust the Oseltamivir Phosphate capsule dosage in patients with moderate or severe renal impairment [see Dosage andAdministration (2.4)]
For patients who cannot swallow capsules, Oseltamivir Phosphate for oral suspension is the preferred formulation. When oseltamivir phosphate for oral suspension is not available from wholesaler or the manufacturer, Oseltamivir Phosphate capsules may be opened and mixed with sweetened liquids such as regular or sugar-free chocolate syrup, corn syrup, caramel topping, or light brown sugar (dissolved in water). During emergency situation and when neither the oral suspension or the age-appropriate strengths of Oseltamivir Phosphate capsules to mix with sweetened liquids are available, then a pharmacist may prepare an emergency supply of oral suspension from Oseltamivir Phosphate 75 mg capsules [see Dosage and Administration (2.6)].
The recommended oral dosage of Oseltamivir phosphate capsule for treatment of influenza in adults and adolescents 13 years and older is 75 mg twice daily (one 75mg capsule twice daily) for 5 days.
Initiate post-exposure prophylaxis with Oseltamivir phosphate capsule within 48 hours following close contact with an infected individual. Initiate seasonal prophylaxis with Oseltamivir phosphate capsule during a community outbreak.
The recommended dosage of oseltamivir phosphate capsule USP for prophylaxis of influenza in adults and adolescents 13 years and older is 75 mg orally once daily (one 75 mg capsule once daily) for at least 10 days following close contact with an infected individual and up to 6 weeks during a community outbreak. In immunocompromised patients, Oseltamivir phosphate capsule may be continued for up to 12 weeks [see Use in Specific Populations (8.9)].The duration of protection lasts for as long as Oseltamivir phosphate capsule dosing is continued.
Table 1 displays the recommended oral dose of Oseltamivir phosphate capsule for prophylaxis of influenza in pediatric patients 1 to 12 years of age based on body weight and provides information about prescribing the capsule. Prophylaxis in pediatric patients is recommended for 10 days following close contact with an infected individual and up to 6 weeks during a community outbreak [see Use in Specific Populations (8.4) and Clinical Studies (14.2)].
Table 1Oseltamivir phosphate capsules Dosage Recommendations inPediatric Patients for Treatment and Prophylaxis of Influenza
|| Treatment Dosage for 5 days
|| Prophylaxis Dosage for 10 days*
Number of Capsules to
| Patients from 2 Weeks to less than 1 Year of Age
| Any weight|| 3 mg/kg twice daily|| Not applicable
|| Not applicable
| Patients 1 to 12 Years of Age Based on Body Weight
| 15 kg or less|| 30 mg twice daily|| 30 mg once daily|| 10 Capsules (30 mg)
| 15.1 kg to 23 kg|| 45 mg twice daily|| 45 mg once daily|| 10 Capsules (45 mg)
| 23.1 kg to 40 kg|| 60 mg twice daily|| 60 mg once daily|| 20 Capsules (30 mg)
| 40.1 kg or more|| 75 mg twice daily|| 75 mg once daily|| 10 capsules (75 mg)
Table 2 displays the dosage recommendations for the treatment and prophylaxis of influenza in adults with various stages of renal impairment (estimated creatinine clearance of less than or equal to 90 mL per minute). Dosage modifications are recommended in adults with estimated creatinine clearance less than or equal to 60 mL per minute [see Use in specific Population (8.6) and Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].
Table 2Recommended Dose Modifications for Treatment and Prophylaxis of Influenza in Adults with Renal Impairment or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) on Dialysis
* Capsules can be used for 30 mg dosing.
† The recommended duration for post-exposure prophylaxis is at least 10 days and the recommended duration for community outbreak (seasonal/pre-exposure) prophylaxis is up to 6 weeks (or up to 12 weeks in immunocompromised patients).
$ Data derived from studies in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients.
| Renal Impairment
| Recommended Treatment Regimen*
|| Recommended Prophylaxis Regimen*†
| 75 mg twice daily for 5 days|| 75 mg once daily
| 30 mg twice daily for 5 days|| 30 mg once daily
(>10-30 mL/ minute)
| 30 mg once daily for 5 days|| 30 mg every other day
| ESRD Patients on Hemodialysis |
(≤10 mL/ minute)
| 30 mg immediately and then 30 mg after every hemodialysis cycle.|
(treatment duration not to exceed 5 days)
| 30 mg immediately and then 30 mg after alternate hemodialysis cycles.
| ESRD Patients on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis$
(≤10 mL/ minute)
| A single 30 mg dose administered immediately|| 30 mg immediately and then 30 mg once weekly.
| ESRD Patients not on Dialysis|| Oseltamivir Phosphate capsule is not recommended|| Oseltamivir Phosphate capsule is not recommended
The following directions are provided for use only during emergency situations and when FDA-approved, commercially manufactured Oseltamivir Phosphate for oral suspension is not available from wholesalers or the manufacturer.
The following emergency preparation instructions will provide one patient with enough Oseltamivir Phosphate for a 5-day course of treatment of influenza or a 10-day course of prophylaxis of influenza:
Step #1: Determine the dosage of Oseltamivir Phosphate capsule USP for the patient [see Dosage and Administration (2.2, 2.3, and 2.4)] then determine the total volume of oral suspension needed to be prepared (see Table 3).
| Oseltamivir Phosphate Dose*
|| Total Volume to Prepare per Patient
| 15 mg or less|| 37.5 mL
| 30 mg|| 75 mL
| 45 mg|| 100 mL
| 60 mg|| 125 mL
| 75 mg|| 150 mL
Step #2: Preparation must be performed with only one of the following vehicles (other vehicles have been studied): Cherry Syrup (Humco®), Ora-Sweet® SF (sugar-free) (Paddock Laboratories), or simple syrup. Determine the number of capsules and the amount of water and vehicle needed to prepare the total volume (see Table 3) of prepared oral suspension (6 mg per ml) for a complete treatment or prophylaxis course (See Table 4).
| Total Volume of Prepared Oral Suspension
| Number of Oseltamivir Phosphate 75 mg Capsules (Total Strength) *
|| 3 (225 mg)|| 6 (450 mg)|| 8 (600 mg)|| 10 (750 mg)|| 12 (900 mg)
| Amount of Water
|| 2.5 mL|| 5 mL|| 7 mL|| 8 mL|| 10 mL
| Volume of Vehicle
Cherry Syrup (Humco®) OR Ora-Sweet® SF (Paddock Laboratories) OR simple syrup
| 34.5 mL|| 69 mL|| 91 mL|| 115 mL|| 137 mL
a) Place the specified amount of water into a polyethyleneterephthalate (PET) or glass bottle (see Table 4).
Constitution in other bottle types is not recommended because there is no stability data with other bottle types.
b) Carefully separate the capsule body and cap and pour the contents of the required number of Oseltamivir Phosphate 75 mg Capsules into the PET or glass bottle.
c) Gently swirl the suspension to ensure adequate wetting of the Oseltamivir phosphate capsules powder for at least 2 minutes.
d) Slowly add the specified amount of vehicle to the bottle.
e) Close the bottle using a child-resistant cap and shake well for 30 seconds to completely dissolve the active drug and to ensure homogeneous distribution of the dissolved drug in the resulting suspension, The active drug, Oseltamivir Phosphate, readily dissolves in the specified vehicles. The suspension is caused by inert ingredients of Oseltamivir Phosphate Capsules which are insoluble in these vehicles.
f) Put an ancillary label on the bottle indicating "Shake Well Before Use."
g) Instruct the parent or caregiver that any unused suspension remaining in the bottle following completion of therapy must be discarded by either affixing an ancillary label to the bottle or adding a statement to the pharmacy label instructions.
h) Place a pharmacy label on the bottle that include the patient's name, dosing instructions, drug name and any other required information to be in compliance with all State and Federal Pharmacy Regulations. Place an appropriate expiration date on the label according to storage condition below.
j) Store the prepared oral suspension in glass or PET bottle either:
Oseltamivir phosphate capsule is contraindicated in patients with known serious hypersensitivity to oseltamivir or any component of the product. Severe allergic reactions have included anaphylaxis and serious skin reactions including toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens - Johnson syndrome, and erythema multiforme [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].
Cases of anaphylaxis and serious skin reactions including toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens - Johnson Syndrome, and erythema multiforme have been reported in postmarketing experience with Oseltamivir phosphate. Stop Oseltamivir phosphate and instituted appropriate treatment if an allergic-like reaction occurs or is suspected. The use of Oseltamivir phosphate is contraindicated in patients with known serious hypersensitivity to Oseltamivir phosphate [see contraindications (4) and Adverse Reactions (6.2)]
There have been postmarketing reports of delirium and abnormal behavior leading to injury, and in some cases resulting in fatal outcomes, in patients with influenza who were receiving Oseltamivir phosphate [see Adverse Reactions (6.2)]. Because these events were reported voluntarily during clinical practice, estimates of frequency cannot be made but they appear to be uncommon based on Oseltamivir phosphate usage data. These events were reported primarily among pediatric patients and often had an abrupt onset and rapid resolution. The contribution of Oseltamivir phosphate to these events has not been established. Influenza can be associated with a variety of neurologic and behavioural symptoms that can include events such as hallucinations, delirium, and abnormal behavior, in some cases resulting in fatal outcomes. These events may occur in the setting of encephalitis or encephalopathy but can occur without obvious severe disease. Closely monitor Oseltamivir phosphate-treated patients with influenza for sign of abnormal behavior. If neuropsychiatric symptoms occur, evaluate the risk and benefits of continuing Oseltamivir phosphate for each patient.
There is no evidence for efficacy of Oseltamivir phosphate in any illness caused by pathogens other than influenza viruses. Serious bacterial infections may begin with influenza-like symptoms or may coexist with or occur as complications during the course of influenza. Oseltamivir phosphate has not been shown to prevent such complications. Prescribers should be alert to the potential for secondary bacterial infections and treat them as appropriate.
Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.
The overall safety profile of Oseltamivir phosphate is based on data from 2,646 adult and adolescent subjects that received the recommended dosage of 75 mg orally twice daily for 5 days for treatment of influenza and 1,943 adult and adolescent subjects that received the recommended dosage of 75 mg orally once daily for up to 6 weeks for prophylaxis of influenza in clinical trials.
The most common adverse reactions in the pooled treatment and pooled prophylaxis trials in adults and adolescents are displayed in Table 5. The majority of these adverse reactions were reported on a single occasion, occurred on either the first or second treatment day and resolved spontaneously within 1-2 days. This summary includes otherwise healthy adults/adolescents and subjects "at risk" (subjects at higher risk of developing complications associated with influenza, e.g., elderly patients and patients with chronic cardiac or respiratory disease). In general, the safety profile in the subjects "at risk" was qualitatively similar to that in otherwise healthy adults/adolescents.
System Organ Class Adverse Reaction
| Treatment Trials
|| Prophylaxis Trials
| Oseltamivir Phosphate 75 mg twice daily (n=2646)
| Oseltamivir Phosphate 75 mg once daily
|Nervous System Disorders
| 2%|| 1%|| 17%|| 16%
| <1%|| <1%|| 4%|| 3%
A total of 1,481 pediatric subjects (including otherwise healthy pediatric subjects aged 1year to 12 years asthmatic pediatric subjects aged 6 to 12 years) participated in clinical trials of Oseltamivir phosphate for the treatment of influenza. A total of 859 pediatric subjects received treatment with Oseltamivir Phosphate for oral suspension either at a 2 mg per kg twice daily for 5 days or weight-band dosing. Vomiting was the only adverse reaction reported at a frequency of ≥ 1% in subjects receiving Oseltamivir phosphate (16%) compared to placebo (8%).
Amongst the 148 pediatric subjects aged 1 year to 12 years who received Oseltamivir phosphate at doses of 30 to 60 mg once daily for 10 days in a post-exposure prophylaxis study in household contacts (n=99), and in a separate 6-week seasonal influenza prophylaxis safety study (n=49), vomiting was the most frequent adverse reaction (8% on Oseltamivir phosphate verses 2% in the no prophylaxis group).
Assessment of adverse reactions in pediatric subjects 2 weeks to less than 1 year of age was based on two open-label studies than included safety data on 135 influenza-infected subjects 2 weeks to less than 1 year of age (including premature infants at least 36 weeks post conceptional age) exposed to Oseltamivir phosphate at doses ranging from 2 to 3.5 mg per kg of the formulation for oral suspension twice daily orally for 5 days. The safety profile of Oseltamivir phosphate was similar across the age range studied, with vomiting (9%), diarrhea (7%) and diaper rash (7%) being the most frequently reported adverse reactions, and was generally comparable to that observed in older pediatric and adult subjects.
In a 12-week seasonal prophylaxis study in 475 immunocompromised subjects, including 18 pediatric subjects 1 year to 12 years of age, the safety profile in the 238 subjects receiving Oseltamivir phosphate 75 mg once daily was consistent with that previously observed in other Oseltamivir phosphate prophylaxis clinical trials [see Clinical studies (14.2)]
The following adverse reactions have been identified during post approval use of Oseltamivir phosphate. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to Oseltamivir phosphate exposure.
General disorders and administration site conditions: Swelling of the face or tongue, allergy, anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reactions, hypothermia
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Rash, dermatitis, urticaria, eczema, toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens - Johnson Syndrome, erythema multiforme [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)]
Gastrointestinal Disorder: Gastrointestinal bleeding, hemorrhagic colitis
Cardiac Disorders: Arrhythmia
Hepatobiliary Disorders: Hepatitis, Abnormal liver function tests
Nervous System Disorders: Seizure
Metabolism and Nutrition Disorders: Aggravation of diabetes
Psychiatric Disorders: Abnormal behavior, delirium, including symptoms such as hallucinations, agitation, anxiety, altered level of consciousness, confusion, nightmares, delusions [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)]
The concurrent use of Oseltamivir phosphate with live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) intranasal has not been evaluated. However, because of the potential for Oseltamivir phosphate to inhibit replication of live vaccine virus and possibly reduce the efficacy of LAIV, avoid administration of LAIV within 2 weeks before or 48 hours after Oseltamivir phosphate administration, unless medically indicated.
No dose adjustments are needed for either oseltamivir or the concomitant drug when coadministering oseltamivir with amoxicillin, acetaminophen, aspirin, cimetidine, antacids (magnesium and aluminum hydroxides and calcium carbonates), rimantadine, amantadine, or warfarin [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].
There are no adequate and well-controlled studies with Oseltamivir phosphate in pregnant women to inform a drug-associated risk of adverse development outcomes. Available published epidemiological data suggest that Oseltamivir phosphate, taken in any trimester, is not associated with an increased risk of birth defects. However, these studies individually are limited by small sample sizes, use of different comparison groups, and some lacked information on dose, which preclude a definitive assessment of the risk [see Data and Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)]. In animal reproduction studies with oseltamivir, no adverse developmental effects were observed at clinical relevant exposures (see Data).
The background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage for the indicated population is unknown. All pregnancies have a background risk of birth defects, loss, or other adverse outcomes. In the U.S. general population, the estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage is 2-4% and 15-20%, respectively.
Disease-Associated Maternal and/or Embryo/Fetal Risk
Pregnant women are at higher risk of severe complications from influenza, which may lead to adverse pregnancy and/or fetal outcomes including maternal death, still births, birth defects, preterm delivery, low birth weight and small for gestational age.
Published prospective and retrospective observational studies of 5,000 women exposed to Oseltamivir Phosphate during pregnancy including more than 1,000 women exposed in the first trimester, suggest that the observed rate of congenital malformations was not increased above the rate in the general comparison population, regardless of when therapy was administered during the gestational period. However, individually, none of these studies had adequate sample sizes and some lacked information on dose, which preclude a definitive assessment of the risk.
Oseltamivir was administered orally during organogenesis to pregnant rats (at 50, 250, or 1500 mg/kg/day on gestation days 6 to 17) and rabbits (at 50, 150, or 500 mg/kg/day on gestation days 6 to 18). In rats, embryo-fetal effects consisting of an increased incidence of minor skeletal malformations were observed at a maternally toxic dose (1500 mg/kg/day), resulting in systemic drug exposures (based on AUC for oseltamivir carboxylate) 190 times human exposures at the maximum recommended human dose (MRHD) of Oseltamivir Phosphate (75 mg twice a day). In the rabbit study, embryo-fetal effects consisting of an increased incidence of minor skeletal abnormalities and variants were observed at maternally toxic doses (≥150 mg/kg/day) resulting in systemic exposures (based on AUC for oseltamivir carboxylate) ≥8 times human exposures at the MRHD of Oseltamivir Phosphate.
In prenatal and postnatal development studies in rats, oseltamivir was administered orally (at 50, 250, 500, or 1500 mg/kg/day) from organogenesis through late gestation, delivery, and lactation (gestation day 6 to postpartum/lactation day 20). Prolonged parturition duration and reduced offspring viability were observed at a maternally toxic dose (1500 mg/kg/day). No adverse maternal or offspring effects were observed at doses ≤500 mg/kg/day, resulting in systemic drug exposures (based on AUC for oseltamivir carboxylate) 44 times human exposures at the MRHD of Oseltamivir Phosphate.
Based on limited published data, oseltamivir and oseltamivir carboxylate have been shown to be present in human milk at low levels considered unlikely to lead to toxicity in the breastfed infant. Postmarketing experience has not reported any information to suggest serious adverse effects of oseltamivir exposure via breast milk in infants. It is not known if oseltamivir affects human milk production. The development and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother's clinical need for Oseltamivir Phosphate and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed child from the drug or from the underlying maternal condition.
The safety and efficacy of Oseltamivir phosphate for the treatment of influenza in pediatric patients 2 weeks old to 17 years of age has been established [see Dosage and Administration (2.2), Clinical Pharmacology (12.3), and Clinical Studies (14.1)] and is based on:
The safety and efficacy of Oseltamivir phosphate for the prophylaxis of influenza in pediatric patients 1 year to 17 years old has been established [see Dosage and Administration (2.3), Clinical Pharmacology (12.3), and Clinical Studies (14.2)] and is based on:
Of the 4,765 adults in clinical trials of Oseltamivir phosphate for the treatment of influenza, 948 (20%) were 65 years and older, while 329 (7%) were 75 years and older. In three double-blind, placebo-controlled trials in the treatment of influenza in patients at least 65 years old, that enrolled 741 subjects (374 received placebo and 362 received Oseltamivir phosphate), no overall differences in safety or effectiveness were observed between these subjects and younger subjects, and other reported clinical experience has not identified differences in responses between the elderly and younger subjects [see Clinical Studies (14.1)].
Of the 4,603 adults in clinical trials of Oseltamivir phosphate for the prophylaxis of influenza, 1,046 (23%) were 65 years and older, while 719 (16%) were 75 years and older. In a randomized, placebo-controlled trial in elderly residents of nursing homes who took Oseltamivir phosphate for up to 42 days for the prophylaxis of influenza (Oseltamivir phosphate n=276, placebo n=272), no overall differences in safety or effectiveness were observed between these subjects and younger subjects, and other reported clinical experience has not identified differences in responses between the elderly and younger subjects [see Clinical Studies (14.2)].
Patients with renal impairment had higher blood levels of oseltamivir carboxylate compared to patients with normal renal function which may increase the risk of Oseltamivir phosphate -associated adverse reactions. Therefore, dosage adjustment is recommended for patients with a serum creatinine clearance between 10 and 60 mL/minute and for patients with end - stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing routine hemodialysis or continuous peritoneal dialysis treatment [see Dosage and Administration (2.4)]. Oseltamivir phosphate is not recommended for patients with ESRD not undergoing dialysis [see Indications and Usage (1.3) and Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].
No dosage adjustment is required in patients with mild to moderate hepatic impairment. The safety and pharmacokinetics in patients with severe hepatic impairment have not been evaluated [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].
Efficacy of Oseltamivir phosphate in the treatment of influenza in patients with chronic cardiac disease and/or respiratory disease was evaluated in one randomized, placebo controlled clinical trial. Efficacy in this population, as measured by time to alleviation of all symptoms, was not established, but no new safety signals were identified [see Clinical Studies (14.1)].
No clinical trial data are available regarding treatment of influenza in patients with any medical condition sufficiently severe or unstable to be considered at imminent risk of requiring hospitalization.
Efficacy of Oseltamivir phosphate for the treatment or prophylaxis of influenza has not been established in immunocompromised patients [see Clinical Studies (14.2)]. Safety of Oseltamivir phosphate has been demonstrated for up to 12 weeks for prophylaxis of influenza in immunocompromised patients [see adverse Reactions (6.1)].
Reports of overdoses with Oseltamivir phosphate have been received from clinical trials and during postmarketing experience. In the majority of cases reporting overdose, no adverse events were reported. Adverse reactions reported following overdose were similar in nature to those observed with therapeutic doses of Oseltamivir Phosphate capsule USP [see AdverseReactions (6)].
In addition to the active ingredient, each capsule contains pregelatinized starch, talc, povidone, croscarmellose sodium, isopropyl alcohol and sodium stearyl fumarate.The 30 mg capsule shell contains gelatin, titanium dioxide, water and iron oxide yellow. The 45 mg capsule shell contains gelatin, titanium dioxide, water and iron oxide black. The 75 mg capsule shell contains gelatin, titanium dioxide, water, Iron oxide yellow, Iron oxide red and Sodium lauryl sulfate.
Imprinting ink contains shellac, black iron oxide, potassium hydroxide.
Oseltamivir phosphate is a White to off-white powder with the chemical name (3R, 4R, 5S) -4-acetylamino-5amino-3(1-ethylpropoxy)-1-cyclohexene-1-carboxylic acid, ethyl ester, phosphate (1:1). The chemical formula is C16H28N2O4 (free base). The molecular weight is 312.4 for oseltamivir free base and 410.4 for oseltamivir phosphate salt. The structural formula is as follows:
Oseltamivir is an antiviral drug with activity against influenza virus [see Microbiology (12.4)].
Oseltamivir is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract after oral administration of oseltamivir phosphate and is extensively converted predominantly by hepatic esterases to oseltamivir carboxylate. At least 75% of an oral dose reaches the systemic circulation as oseltamivir carboxylate and less than 5% of the oral dose reaches the systemic circulation as oseltamivir (see Table 6).
|| Oseltamivir Carboxylate
| Cmax (ng/mL)|| 65 (26)|| 348 (18)
| AUC0-12h (ng∙h/mL)|| 112 (25)|| 2719 (20)
Plasma concentrations of oseltamivir carboxylate are proportional to doses up to 500 mg given twice daily (about 6.7 times the maximum recommended Oseltamivir Phosphate dosage) [see Dosage and Administration (2)].
Coadministration with food has no significant effect on the peak plasma concentration (551 ng/mL under fasted conditions and 441 ng/mL under fed conditions) and the area under the plasma concentration time curve (6218 ng·h/mL under fasted conditions and 6069 ng·h/mL under fed conditions) of oseltamivir carboxylate.
The volume of distribution (Vss) of oseltamivir carboxylate, following intravenous administration in 24 subjects (Oseltamivir phosphate is not available as an IV formulation), ranged between 23 and 26 liters.
The binding of oseltamivir carboxylate to human plasma protein is low (3%). The binding of oseltamivir to human plasma protein is 42%, which is insufficient to cause significant displacement-based drug interactions.
Absorbed oseltamivir is primarily (>90%) eliminated by conversion to active metabolite, oseltamivir carboxylate. Plasma concentrations of oseltamivir declined with a half-life of 1 to 3 hours in most subjects after oral administration.
Oseltamivir carboxylate is not further metabolized and is eliminated unchanged in urine. Plasma concentrations of oseltamivir carboxylate declined with a half-life of 6 to 10 hours in most subjects after oral administration.
Oseltamivir is extensively converted to the active metabolite, oseltamivir carboxylate, by esterases located predominantly in the liver. Oseltamivir carboxylate is not further metabolized. Neither oseltamivir nor oseltamivir carboxylate is a substrate for, or inhibitor of, cytochrome P450 isoforms.
Oseltamivir carboxylate is eliminated entirely (>99%) by renal excretion. Renal clearance (18.8 L/h) exceeds glomerular filtration rate (7.5 L/h), indicating that tubular secretion (via organic anion transporter) occurs in addition to glomerular filtration. Less than 20% of an oral radiolabeled dose is eliminated in feces.
Administration of 100 mg of Oseltamivir phosphate twice daily (about 1.3 times the maximum recommended dosage) for 5 days to subjects with various degrees of renal impairment showed that exposure to oseltamivir carboxylate is inversely proportional to declining renal function.
Population-derived pharmacokinetic parameters were determined for patients with varying degrees of renal function including ESRD patients on hemodialysis. Median simulated exposures of oseltamivir carboxylate for recommended treatment and prophylaxis regimens are provided in Table 7. The pharmacokinetics of oseltamivir have not been studied in ESRD patients not undergoing dialysis [see Indications and Usage (1.3), and Use in Specific Populations (8.6)].
| Renal Function/Impairment
|| Normal Creatinine Clearance
| Mild Creatinine Clearance
| Moderate Creatinine Clearance
| Severe Creatinine Clearance
| ESRD Creatinine Clearance
<10 mL/min on Hemodialysis
| Recommended Treatment Regimens
| PK exposure parameter
|| 75 mg twice daily
|| 75 mg twice daily
|| 30 mg twice daily
|| 30 mg once daily
|| 30 mg every HD cycle
| Cmin (ng/mL)|| 145|| 253|| 180|| 219|| 221
| Cmax (ng/mL)|| 298|| 464|| 306|| 477|| 1170
| AUC48 (ng∙h/mL) *
|| 11224|| 18476|| 12008|| 16818|| 23200
| Recommended Prophylaxis Regimens
| PK exposure parameter
|| 75 mg once daily
|| 75 mg once daily
|| 30 mg once daily
|| 30 mg every other day
|| 30 mg alternate HD cycle
| Cmin (ng/mL)|| 39|| 62|| 57|| 70|| 42
| Cmax (ng/mL)|| 213|| 311|| 209|| 377|| 903
| AUC48 (ng∙hr/mL) *
|| 5294|| 8336|| 6262|| 9317|| 11200
In continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients, the peak concentration of oseltamivir carboxylate following a single 30 mg dose of oseltamivir or once weekly oseltamivir was approximately 3-fold higher than in patients with normal renal function who received 75 mg twice daily. The plasma concentration of oseltamivir carboxylate on Day 5 (147 ng/mL) following a single 30 mg dose in CAPD patients is similar to the predicted Cmin (160 ng/mL) in patients with normal renal function following 75 mg twice daily. Administration of 30 mg once weekly to CAPD patients resulted in plasma concentrations of oseltamivir carboxylate at the 168 hour blood sample of 63 ng/mL, which were comparable to the Cmin in patients with normal renal function receiving the approved regimen of 75 mg once daily (40 ng/mL).
In clinical studies oseltamivir carboxylate exposure was not altered in subjects with mild or moderate hepatic impairment [see Use in Specific Populations (8.7)].
A pooled population pharmacokinetic analysis indicates that the Oseltamivir phosphate dosage regimen resulted in lower exposure to the active metabolite in pregnant women (n=59) compared to non-pregnant women (n=33). However, this predicted exposure is expected to have activity against susceptible influenza virus strains and there are insufficient pharmacokinetics and safety data to recommend a dose adjustment for pregnant women. [see Use in Specific Populations (8.1)].
The pharmacokinetics of oseltamivir and oseltamivir carboxylate have been evaluated in a single-dose pharmacokinetic study in pediatric subjects aged 5 to 16 years (n=18) and in a small number of pediatric subjects aged 3 to 12 years (n=5) enrolled in a clinical trial. Younger pediatric subjects cleared both the prodrug and the active metabolite faster than adult subjects resulting in a lower exposure for a given mg/kg dose. For oseltamivir carboxylate, apparent total clearance decreases linearly with increasing age (up to 12 years). The pharmacokinetics of oseltamivir in pediatric subjects over 12 years of age are similar to those in adult subjects [see Use in Specific Populations (8.4)].
The pharmacokinetics of oseltamivir and oseltamivir carboxylate have been evaluated in two open-label studies of pediatric subjects less than one year of age (n=122) infected with influenza. Apparent clearance of the active metabolite decreases with decreasing age in subjects less than 1 year of age; however the oseltamivir and oseltamivir carboxylate exposure following a 3 mg/kg dose in subjects under 1 year of age is expected to be within the observed exposures in adults and adolescents receiving 75 mg twice daily and 150 mg twice daily [see Use in Specific Populations (8.4)].
Exposure to oseltamivir carboxylate at steady-state was 25 to 35% higher in geriatric subjects (age range 65 to 78 years) compared to young adults given comparable doses of oseltamivir. Half-lives observed in the geriatric subjects were similar to those seen in young adults. Based on drug exposure and tolerability, dose adjustments are not required for geriatric patients for either treatment or prophylaxis [see Use in Specific Populations (8.5)].
Oseltamivir is extensively converted to oseltamivir carboxylate by esterases, located predominantly in the liver. Drug interactions involving competition for esterases have not been extensively reported in literature. Low protein binding of oseltamivir and oseltamivir carboxylate suggests that the probability of drug displacement interactions is low.
In vitro studies demonstrate that neither oseltamivir nor oseltamivir carboxylate is a good substrate for P450 mixed-function oxidases or for glucuronyl transferases.
Coadministration of probenecid results in an approximate two-fold increase in exposure to oseltamivir carboxylate due to a decrease in active anionic tubular secretion in the kidney. However, due to the safety margin of oseltamivir carboxylate, no dose adjustments are required when coadministering with probenecid. No clinically relevant pharmacokinetic interactions have been observed when coadministering oseltamivir with amoxicillin, acetaminophen, aspirin, cimetidine, antacids (magnesium and aluminum hydroxides and calcium carbonates), rimantadine, amantadine, or warfarin.
Oseltamivir phosphate is an ethyl ester prodrug requiring ester hydrolysis for conversion to the active form, oseltamivir carboxylate. Oseltamivir carboxylate is an inhibitor of influenza virus neuraminidase affecting release of viral particles. The median IC50 values of oseltamivir against influenza A/H1N1, influenza A/H3N2, and influenza B clinical isolates were 2.5 nM (range 0.93-4.16 nM, N=74), 0.96 nM (range 0.13-7.95 nM, N=774), and 60 nM (20-285 nM, N=256), respectively, in a neuraminidase assay with a fluorescently labeled MUNANA substrate.
The antiviral activity of oseltamivir carboxylate against laboratory strains and clinical isolates of influenza virus was determined in cell culture. The concentrations of oseltamivir carboxylate required for inhibition of influenza virus in cell culture were highly variable depending on the assay method used and the virus tested. The 50% and 90% effective concentrations (EC50 and EC90) were in the range of 0.0008 micromolar to greater than 35 micromolar and 0.004 micromolar to greater than 100 micromolar, respectively (1 micro molar=0.284 microgram per mL). The relationship between the antiviral activity in cell culture, inhibitory activity in the neuraminidase assay, and the inhibition of influenza virus replication in humans has not been established.
Cell culture studies: Influenza A virus isolates with reduced susceptibility to oseltamivir carboxylate have been recovered by serial passage of virus in cell culture in the presence of increasing concentrations of oseltamivir carboxylate. Reduced susceptibility of influenza virus to inhibition by oseltamivir carboxylate may be conferred by amino acid substitutions in the viral neuraminidase and/or hemagglutinin proteins.
Clinical studies: Reduced susceptibility isolates have been obtained during treatment with oseltamivir and from sampling during community surveillance studies. Changes in the viral neuraminidase that have been associated with reduced susceptibility to oseltamivir carboxylate are summarized in Table 8. The clinical impact of this reduced susceptibility is unknown.
Hemagglutinin (HA) substitutions selected in cell culture and associated with reduced susceptibility to oseltamivir include (influenza virus subtype-specific numbering) A11T, K173G, and R453M in H3N2; and H99Q in influenza B virus (Yamagata lineage). In some cases, HA substitutions were selected in conjunction with known NA resistance substitutions and may contribute to reduced susceptibility to oseltamivir; however, the impact of HA substitutions on antiviral activity of oseltamivir in humans is unknown and likely to be strain-dependent.
| Amino Acid Substitution*
| Influenza A N1 (N1 numbering in brackets)
| I117V (I117V), E119V (E119V), R152K (R152K), Y155H (Y155H), F173V (F174V), D198G/N (D199G/N), I222K/R/T/V (I223K/R/T/V), S246N (S247N), G248R+I266V (G249R+I267V), H274Y (H275Y), N294S (N295S), Q312R+I427T (Q313R+I427T), N325K (N325K), R371K (R368K)
| Influenza A N2
| E41G, E119I/V, D151V, I222L/V, Q226H, SASG245-248 deletion, S247P, R292K, N294S
| Influenza B (B numbering in brackets)
| E119A (E117A), P141S (P139S), G142R (G140R), R152K (R150K), D198E/N/Y (D197E/N/Y), I222L/T/V (I221L/T/V), A246D/S/T (A245D/S/T), H274Y (H273Y), N294S (N294S), R371K (R374K), G402S (G407S)
Selection of influenza A viruses resistant to oseltamivir can occur at higher frequencies in children. Oseltamivir treatment-associated resistance in pediatric treatment studies has been detected at rates of 27 to 37% and 3 to 18% (3/11 to 7/19 and 1/34 to 9/50 post-treatment isolates, respectively) for influenza A/H1N1 virus and influenza A/H3N2 virus, respectively.
In immunocompromised adults and pediatrics (1 year of age and older), selection of influenza viruses resistant to oseltamivir can occur at higher frequencies than in the otherwise healthy population. In a treatment study of immunocompromised subjects, treatment‐associated genotypic resistance was detected in 27% (8/30), 12% (6/52), and 0% (0/42) of influenza A/H1N1, A/H3N2, and B virus infections, respectively. Treatment‐emergent resistance was observed at a higher frequency in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients (32%; 6/19).
The frequency of resistance selection to oseltamivir and the prevalence of such resistant virus vary seasonally and geographically.
Circulating seasonal influenza strains expressing neuraminidase resistance-associated substitutions have been observed in individuals who have not received oseltamivir treatment. The oseltamivir resistance-associated substitution H275Y was found in more than 99% of US-circulating 2008 H1N1 influenza virus isolates. The 2009 H1N1 influenza virus ("swine flu") was almost uniformly susceptible to oseltamivir; however, the frequency of circulating resistant variants can change from season to season. Prescribers should consider available information from the CDC on influenza virus drug susceptibility patterns and treatment effects when deciding whether to use Oseltamivir phosphate.
Cross-resistance between oseltamivir and zanamivir has been observed in neuraminidase biochemical assays. The H275Y (N1 numbering) or N294S (N2 numbering) oseltamivir resistance-associated substitutions observed in the N1 neuraminidase subtype, and the E119V or N294S oseltamivir resistance-associated substitutions observed in the N2 subtype (N2 numbering), are associated with reduced susceptibility to oseltamivir but not zanamivir. The Q136K and K150T zanamivir resistance associated substitutions observed in N1 neuraminidase, or the S250G zanamivir resistance-associated substitutions observed in influenza B virus neuraminidase, confer reduced susceptibility to zanamivir but not oseltamivir. The R292K oseltamivir resistance-associated substitution observed in N2, and the I222T, D198E/N, R371K, or G402S oseltamivir resistance-associated substitutions observed in influenza B virus neuraminidase, confer reduced susceptibility to both oseltamivir and zanamivir. These examples do not represent an exhaustive list of cross resistance-associated substitutions and prescribers should consider available information from the CDC on influenza drug susceptibility patterns and treatment effects when deciding whether to use Oseltamivir phosphate.
No single amino acid substitution has been identified that could confer cross-resistance between the neuraminidase inhibitor class (oseltamivir, zanamivir) and the M2 ion channel inhibitor class (amantadine, rimantadine). However, a virus may carry a neuraminidase inhibitor associated substitution in neuraminidase and an M2 ion channel inhibitor associated substitution in M2 and may therefore be resistant to both classes of inhibitors. The clinical relevance of phenotypic cross-resistance evaluations has not been established.
In 2-year carcinogenicity studies in mice and rats given daily oral doses of the prodrug oseltamivir phosphate up to 400 mg/kg and 500 mg/kg, respectively, the prodrug and the active form oseltamivir carboxylate induced no statistically significant increases in tumors over controls. The mean maximum daily exposures to the prodrug in mice and rats were approximately 130- and 320-fold, respectively, greater than those in humans at the recommended clinical dose based on AUC comparisons. The respective safety margins of the exposures to the active oseltamivir carboxylate were 15- and 50-fold.
Oseltamivir was found to be non-mutagenic in the Ames test and the human lymphocyte chromosome assay with and without enzymatic activation and negative in the mouse micronucleus test. It was found to be positive in a Syrian Hamster Embryo (SHE) cell transformation test. Oseltamivir carboxylate was non-mutagenic in the Ames test and the L5178Y mouse lymphoma assay with and without enzymatic activation and negative in the SHE cell transformation test.
In a fertility and early embryonic development study in rats, doses of oseltamivir at 50, 250, and 1500 mg/kg/day were administered to females for 2 weeks before mating, during mating and until day 6 of pregnancy. Males were dosed for 4 weeks before mating, during mating, and for 2 weeks after mating. There were no effects on fertility, mating performance or early embryonic development at any dose level. The highest dose in this study was approximately 115 times the human systemic exposure (AUC0-24h) of oseltamivir carboxylate that occurs after administration of the maximum recommended human dose.
Two randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trials of Oseltamivir phosphate were conducted in adults between 18 and 65 years old, one in the U.S. and one outside the U.S., for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza. Eligible subjects had fever of at least 100ºF, accompanied by at least one respiratory symptom (cough, nasal symptoms, or sore throat) and at least one systemic symptom (myalgia, chills/sweats, malaise, fatigue, or headache), and influenza virus was known to be circulating in the community. Subjects were randomized to receive oral Oseltamivir phosphate or placebo for 5 days. All enrolled subjects were allowed to take fever-reducing medications.
Of 1355 subjects enrolled in these two trials, 849 (63%) subjects were influenza-infected (median age 34 years; 52% male; 90% Caucasian; 31% smokers). Of the 849 influenza-infected subjects, 95% were infected with influenza A, 3% with influenza B, and 2% with influenza of unknown type.
Study medication was started within 40 hours of onset of symptoms and administered twice daily for 5 days. Subjects were required to self-assess the influenza-associated symptoms (nasal congestion, sore throat, cough, aches, fatigue, headaches, and chills/sweats) twice daily as "none," "mild," "moderate," or "severe". Time to improvement was calculated from the time of treatment initiation to the time when all symptoms were assessed as "none" or "mild". In both trials, there was a 1.3-day reduction in the median time to improvement in influenza-infected subjects who received Oseltamivir phosphate 75 mg twice a day for 5 days compared to subjects who received placebo. Subgroup analyses by gender showed no differences in the treatment effect of Oseltamivir phosphate in men and women.
In the treatment of influenza, no increased efficacy was demonstrated in subjects who received higher doses of Oseltamivir phosphate.
A double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial was unable to demonstrate efficacy of Oseltamivir phosphate (75 mg twice daily for 5 days) in the treatment of influenza in adult and adolescent subjects (13 years or older) with chronic cardiac (excluding chronic idiopathic hypertension) or respiratory diseases, as measured by time to alleviation of all symptoms. However, in patients treated with Oseltamivir phosphate there was a more rapid cessation of febrile illness. No difference in the incidence of influenza complications was observed between the treatment and placebo groups in this population.
Three double-blind placebo-controlled treatment trials were conducted in subjects who were at least 65 years of age in three consecutive seasons. The enrollment criteria were similar to that of adult trials with the exception of fever being defined as higher than 97.5°F. Of 741 subjects enrolled, 476 (65%) subjects were influenza-infected; of these, 95% were infected with influenza type A and 5% with influenza type B.
In the pooled analysis, there was a 1-day reduction in the median time to improvement in influenza-infected subjects who received Oseltamivir phosphate 75 mg twice daily for 5 days compared to those who received placebo (p=NS) [see Use in Specific Populations (8.5)]. Some seasonal variability was noted in the clinical efficacy outcomes.
One double-blind placebo-controlled treatment trial was conducted in pediatric subjects aged 1 year to 12 years (median age 5 years), who had fever (at least 100°F) plus one respiratory symptom (cough or coryza) when influenza virus was known to be circulating in the community. Of 698 subjects enrolled in this trial, 452 (65%) were influenza-infected (50% male; 68% Caucasian). Of the 452 influenza-infected subjects, 67% were infected with influenza A and 33% with influenza B.
Efficacy in this trial was determined by the time to alleviation or resolution of influenza signs and symptoms, measured by a composite endpoint that required the following four individual conditions be met: i) alleviation of cough, ii) alleviation of coryza, iii) resolution of fever, and iv) parental opinion of a return to normal health and activity. Oseltamivir phosphate treatment of 2 mg per kg twice daily, started within 48 hours of onset of symptoms, reduced the total composite time to freedom from illness by 1.5 days compared to placebo. Subgroup analyses by gender showed no differences in the treatment effect of Oseltamivir phosphate in male and female pediatric subjects.
Two open-label trials evaluated the safety and pharmacokinetics of oseltamivir and oseltamivir carboxylate in influenza-infected pediatric subjects 2 weeks to less than 1 year of age (including premature infants at least 36 weeks post conceptional age). Subjects received Oseltamivir phosphate at doses ranging from 2 to 3.5 mg per kg twice daily for 5 days depending on subject age. These clinical trials were not designed to evaluate clinical efficacy or virologic response.
Of the 136 subjects under the age of 1 year enrolled and dosed in the trials, the majority of the subjects were male (55%), white (79%), non-Hispanic (74%), full term (76%) and infected with influenza A (80%). Pharmacokinetic data indicated that a dose of 3 mg per kg twice daily in pediatric subjects 2 weeks to less than 1 year of age provided Oseltamivir phosphate concentrations similar to or higher than those observed in older pediatric subjects and adults receiving the approved dose and provided the basis for approval [see Adverse Reactions (6.1) and Use in Specific Populations (8.4).
The efficacy of Oseltamivir phosphate in preventing naturally occurring influenza illness has been demonstrated in three seasonal prophylaxis (community outbreak) clinical trials and one post-exposure prophylaxis trial in household contacts. The efficacy endpoint for all of these trials was the incidence of laboratory-confirmed clinical influenza defined as meeting all the following criteria (all signs and symptoms must have been recorded within 24 hours):
In a pooled analysis of two seasonal prophylaxis trials in healthy unvaccinated adults (aged 18 to 65 years), Oseltamivir phosphate 75 mg once daily taken for 42 days during a community outbreak reduced the incidence of laboratory-confirmed clinical influenza from 5% (25/519) for the placebo group to 1% (6/520) for the Oseltamivir phosphate group.
In the seasonal (community outbreak) prophylaxis trial in elderly residents of skilled nursing homes, about 80%, 43%, and 14% of the subjects were vaccinated, had cardiac disorders, and had chronic airway obstructive disorders, respectively. In this trial, subjects were randomized to Oseltamivir phosphate 75 mg once daily or placebo taken orally for 42 days. The incidence of laboratory-confirmed clinical influenza was 4% (12/272) in the placebo treated subjects compared to less than 1% (1/276) in the Oseltamivir phosphate-treated subjects.
In the post-exposure prophylaxis trial in household contacts (aged 13 years or older) of an index influenza case, Oseltamivir phosphate 75 mg once daily or placebo taken orally was administered within 48 hours of onset of symptoms in the index case and continued for 7 days (index cases did not receive Oseltamivir phosphate treatment). The incidence of laboratory-confirmed clinical influenza was 12% (24/200) in the placebo-treated subjects compared to 1% (2/205) in the Oseltamivir phosphate-treated subjects.
The efficacy of Oseltamivir phosphate in preventing naturally occurring influenza illness was demonstrated in a randomized, open-label post-exposure prophylaxis trial in household contacts that included pediatric subjects aged 1 year to 12 years, both as index cases and as family contacts. All index cases in this trial received Oseltamivir phosphate for oral suspension 30 to 60 mg taken orally once daily for 10 days. The efficacy parameter was the incidence of laboratory-confirmed clinical influenza in the household. Laboratory-confirmed clinical influenza was defined as meeting all of the following criteria:
Among household contacts 1 year to 12 years of age not already shedding virus at baseline, the incidence of laboratory-confirmed clinical influenza was lower in the group who received Oseltamivir phosphate prophylaxis [3% (3/95)] compared to the group who did not receive Oseltamivir phosphate prophylaxis [17% (18/106)].
A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted for seasonal prophylaxis of influenza in 475 immunocompromised subjects (including 18 pediatric subjects 1 year to 12 years of age) who had received solid organ (n=388; liver, kidney, liver and kidney) or hematopoietic stem cell transplants (n=87). Median time since transplant for solid organ transplant recipients was 1,105 days for the placebo group and 1,379 days for the Oseltamivir Phosphate group. Median time since transplant for hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients was 424 days for the placebo group and 367 days for the Oseltamivir phosphate group. Approximately 40% of subjects received influenza vaccine prior to entering the study. The primary efficacy endpoint was the incidence of confirmed clinical influenza, defined as oral temperature higher than 99.0ºF (37.2ºC) plus cough and/or coryza, all recorded within 24 hours, plus either a positive virus culture or a four-fold increase in virus antibody titers from baseline. Subjects received treatment with Oseltamivir phosphate 75 mg or placebo once daily by mouth for 12 weeks. The incidence of confirmed clinical influenza was 3% (7/238) in the placebo group compared with 2% (5/237) in the Oseltamivir phosphate group; this difference was not statistically significant. A secondary analysis was performed using the same clinical symptoms and RT-PCR for laboratory confirmation of influenza infection. Among subjects who were not already shedding virus at baseline, the incidence of RT-PCR-confirmed clinical influenza infection was 3% (7/231) in the placebo group and <1% (1/232) in the Oseltamivir phosphate group.
30-mg capsules (30 mg free base equivalent of the phosphate salt): White to off white powder filled in size "4" hard gelatin capsule with light yellow opaque cap/body printed 30 on cap and OP on body in black. Available in blister packages of 10 (NDC 64380-797-01).
45-mg capsules (45 mg free base equivalent of the phosphate salt): White to off white powder filled in size "3" hard gelatin capsule with grey opaque cap/body printed 45 on cap and OP on body in black. Available in blister packages of 10 (NDC 64380-798-01).
75-mg capsules (75 mg free base equivalent of the phosphate salt): White to off white powder filled in size "2" hard gelatin capsule with cream cap and brown body printed OP on cap and 75 on body in black. Available in blister packages of 10 (NDC 64380-799-01).
Advise patients and/or caregivers of the risk of severe allergic reactions (including anaphylaxis) or serious skin reactions. Instruct patients and/or caregiver to stop Oseltamivir Phosphate capsule and seek immediate medical attention if an allergic-like reaction occurs or is suspected [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].
Advise patients and/or caregivers of the risk of neuropsychiatric events in Oseltamivir Phosphate capsule-treated patients with influenza and instruct patients to contact their physician if they experience signs of abnormal behavior while receiving Oseltamivir Phosphate capsule USP [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].
Instruct patients to begin treatment with Oseltamivir Phosphate capsule as soon as possible from the first appearance of flu symptoms, within 48 hours of onset of symptoms. Similarly, instruct patients to start taking Oseltamivir Phosphate capsule USP for prevention as soon as possible after exposure [see Dosage and Administration (2)]. Instruct patients to take any missed doses as soon as they remember, except if it is near the next scheduled dose (within 2 hours), and then continue to take Oseltamivir Phosphate capsule USP at the usual times.
Instruct patients that Oseltamivir Phosphate capsule is not a substitute for receiving an annual flu vaccination. Patients should continue receiving an annual flu vaccination according to guidelines on immunization practices. Because of the potential for Oseltamivir phosphate capsule to inhibit replication of live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) and possibly reduce efficacy of LAIV, avoid administration of LAIV within 2 weeks or 48 hours after Oseltamivir phosphate capsule administration, unless medically necessary [see Drug Interactions (7.1)].
| PATIENT INFORMATION
Oseltamivir Phosphate Capsules, USP
| What is Oseltamivir phosphate capsules?
Oseltamivir phosphate capsules is a prescription medicine used to:
Oseltamivir Phosphate does not prevent bacterial infections that may happen with the flu.
Oseltamivir Phosphate is not recommended for people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who are not receiving dialysis.
Oseltamivir Phosphate Capsule does not take the place of receiving a flu vaccination. Talk to your healthcare provider about when you should receive an annual flu vaccination.
| Who should not take Oseltamivir phosphate capsules?
Do not take Oseltamivir phosphate capsules if you are allergic to Oseltamivir phosphate or any of the ingredients in Oseltamivir phosphate capsule . See the end of this leaflet for a complete list of ingredients in Oseltamivir phosphate capsule.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking Oseltamivir phosphate capsule?
Before you take Oseltamivir phosphate capsules, tell your healthcare provider if you:
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
| How should I take Oseltamivir phosphate capsule?
• Take Oseltamivir phosphate capsule exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to.
• Take Oseltamivir phosphate capsule with food or without food. There is less chance of stomach upset if you take Oseltamivir phosphate capsule with food.
• If you miss a dose of Oseltamivir phosphate capsule, take it as soon as you remember. If it is 2 hours or less before your next dose, do not take the missed dose. Take your next dose of Oseltamivir phosphate capsule at your scheduled time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.
• If Oseltamivir phosphate for oral suspension is not available or you cannot swallow Oseltamivir phosphate capsules, your healthcare provider or pharmacist may instruct you to open Oseltamivir phosphate capsules and mix the capsules contents with sweetened liquids such as chocolate syrup (regular or sugar-free), corn syrup, caramel topping, or light brown sugar (dissolved in water).
• If your healthcare provider or pharmacist has instructed you to open your Oseltamivir phosphate capsule, read the detailed Instructions for Use at the end of this leaflet. Ask your pharmacist if you have any questions.
What are the possible side effects of Oseltamivir phosphate capsules?
Oseltamivir phosphate capsule may cause serious side effects, including:
- your skin blisters and peels
- blisters or sores in your mouth
- swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue, or throat
- trouble breathing
- chest pain or tightness
The most common side effect of Oseltamivir phosphate capsules when used for prevention of the flu include nausea, vomiting, headache, and pain.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all of the possible side effects of Oseltamivir phosphate capsules.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
| How should I store Oseltamivir phosphate capsules?
| General information about the safe and effective use of Oseltamivir phosphate capsules.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. Do not use Oseltamivir phosphate capsules for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Oseltamivir phosphate capsules to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about Oseltamivir phosphate capsules that is written for health professionals.
| What are the ingredients in Oseltamivir phosphate capsules?
Active ingredient: oseltamivir phosphate
Oseltamivir phosphate capsules: pregelatinized starch, talc, povidone, croscarmellose sodium, and sodium stearyl fumarate
30mg capsule shell: gelatin, titanium dioxide, water and iron oxide yellow
45mg capsules shell: gelatin, titanium dioxide, water and iron oxide black
75mg capsules shell: gelatin, titanium dioxide, water and iron oxide yellow and red
Imprinting ink contains shellac, black iron oxide, potassium hydroxide
This Patient Information has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
| INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Oseltamivir Phosphate Capsules, USP
| How do I mix the contents of Oseltamivir phosphate capsules with sweetened liquids, if directed by my healthcare provider or pharmacist?
You will need:
the prescribed dose of Oseltamivir phosphate capsules
a small bowl
sweetened liquid, such as chocolate syrup (regular or sugar-free), corn syrup, caramel topping, or light brown sugar (dissolved in water)
Step 1. Open the contents of the prescribed dose of Oseltamivir phosphate capsules into a small bowl.
Step 2. Add a small amount of the sweetened liquid to the capsule contents.
Step 3. Stir the mixture and give the entire dose of Oseltamivir phosphate capsule.
This Instructions for Use has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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