July 13, 2011
FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION – Concentration Lowered in Tamiflu Medication
SILVER SPRING, Md., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When flu season arrives this fall, a liquid form of Tamiflu--the most widely used anti-viral flu medication--will be available in a new, lower concentration to reduce the possibility of medication errors.
The Tamiflu packaging of its oral suspension product says "new strength," meaning that the concentration of medicine in the liquid has been changed from 12 mg/mL (milligrams per milliliter) to 6 mg/mL. Why was it changed? Because the higher concentration medication became frothy when mixed, making it difficult to measure the correct dose.
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