Get a Tamiflu
Prescription Online

Get a new Tamiflu prescription or refill your medication online.

Get a Prescription

Available in 50 states. No insurance needed.

virtual visits
24/7 care
as needed
Online prescription mobile presentation mockup
24/7 Personal Care
Consult with a clinician in 15 minutes,
refill an Rx or chat with our care assistants.
Affordable & Convenient
See your cost upfront and get treatment for hundreds of different conditions.
No Insurance Needed
No insurance? No worries! Our board-certified clinicians are at your reach.
How to get a Tamiflu prescription online?

Download the DrHouse app. Set up your free account in a minute.


Start a visit with an online doctor. Wait time is less than 15 minutes.


Get an Rx from your preferred pharmacy. Pick up an Rx nearby or get it delivered to you.

Download our app

How much does a visit to get a Tamiflu prescription cost?

Physician Visit
One-time visit with a physician for diagnosis, treatment, Rx, labs, referrals, and doctor’s notes.
Copay or $129 without insurance.
24/7 virtual visits
See the first available physician, or schedule a visit with a physician you like.
Live customer support
Chat with our customer support whenever necessary. They are here for you 24/7.
Get a real doctor’s note
Get a doctor’s excuse and/or clearance for your school or work if needed.
100% treatment guarantee
You can request a refund after your visit if we are unable to provide care.
Having a visit does not guarantee a medication will be ordered or refilled. It is clinicians’ professional decision. It is prohibited by law to prescribe or refill controlled substances via virtual visits. Your provider may recommend follow-up care, including additional services that may not be included in visit price.

See why people turn to DrHouse...


Tamiflu (Oseltamivir Phosphate)

Tamiflu, also known as oseltamivir, is part of a drug class known as neuraminidase inhibitors and an antiviral medication that blocks influenza virus types A and B in the body. It can also be used as a prevention of flu in people aged 1 year and older.

While Tamiflu is an effective treatment for the flu, it is not classed as a substitute for getting the flu vaccine, which is the best way to protect against the flu and control the spread of the influenza virus.

What is Tamiflu Prescribed For?

Tamiflu is used to treat people from two weeks old who are suffering from the influenza A and B viruses. It is prescribed for people who are experiencing a wide variety of symptoms, such as sore throats, fevers, aches, stuffy nose, and tiredness, and works to make these less severe  and shorten the recovery time by 1 to 2 days.

It can also be used to prevent the flu for people who have been exposed to someone who has the flu or if there is a local flu outbreak in the community.

How Does Tamiflu Work?

Tamiflu works by binding to the neuraminidase virus surface. The neuraminidase is a coating on the surface of a virus, which enables a virus to dissolve a pathway through the cell membranes. By doing this, a virus invades the cells; once it infiltrates the cell, it replicates to form more virus molecules, which leave the cell via the neuraminidase to infect neighboring cells, and the broken cell membrane dies.

Once a certain number of cells are infected, someone would experience flu symptoms. Tamiflu binds to the neuraminidase on the surface, stopping the virus from escaping the infected cell, and restricting it to a smaller number of cells, which allows the immune system to have a better chance of killing the virus.

What Are the Side Effects of Tamiflu?

Some people using Tamiflu, most notably children, have experienced changes in their mood or behavior and may possibly experience some of the following symptoms:

  • Shaking or tremors
  • Hallucinations
  • Sudden confusion
  • Unusual behavior

However, it’s not certain that Tamiflu is the direct cause of these symptoms as people with the flu can naturally feel disoriented.

Common side effects of Tamiflu may include the following:

  • Headaches
  • Pain
  • Runny nose
  • Vomiting

A serious allergic reaction is rare, however, if you notice any symptoms such as rashes, swelling, itching, dizziness, or trouble breathing, get medical help right away.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tamiflu (Oseltamivir)

How to Use Tamiflu?

Tamiflu is administered in pill form, and the dosage is based on the patient’s body weight and can start from 75 mg taken twice a day for younger adults and adolescents weighing over 40 kg. For children between 1 and 12 years, the recommended dose can be between 30 mg up to 75 mg depending on their weight, and infants are recommended a dose of 3 mg per kg of body weight.

You need to take Tamiflu exactly as the doctor has advised and preferably within 2 days of the symptoms starting. For treating the flu, 2 doses should be taken daily. A typical course of Tamiflu is for 5 days, but it’s vital to complete the entire course, even if you start to feel better. A 10-day course may be prescribed for patients with a weak immune system. To prevent the flu, it needs to be taken daily for 10 days, or in special situations such as a weakened immune system or a widespread flu outbreak, treatment could continue for 6 to 12 weeks.

What to Avoid While Using Tamiflu?

There are some medications that interact with Tamiflu that could decrease its effects or increase side effects. Common medications that may interact with the flu include the following: 

  • Warfarin, an anticoagulant
  • Methotrexate or pemetrexed, common chemotherapy agents
  • Hepatitis B medications
  • Clopidogrel, an antiplatelet medication to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke

Can You Get Tamiflu Over the Counter?

You cannot get Tamiflu over the counter. It is a medication that can only be prescribed by a medical professional.


For more detailed information about Tamiflu, you can refer to the following sources:


The content on this page has been medically reviewed for accuracy and comprehensiveness by Amy Dougherty, FNP-BC, AGAC 

Content on the DrHouse website is written by our medical content team and reviewed by qualified MDs, PhDs, NPs, and PharmDs. We follow strict content creation guidelines to ensure accurate medical information. However, this content is for informational purposes only and not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For more information read our medical disclaimer.

Always consult with your physician or other qualified health providers about medical concerns. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it based on what you read on this website.

If you are experiencing high fever (>103F/39.4C), shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chest pain, heart palpitations, abnormal bruising, abnormal bleeding, extreme fatigue, dizziness, new weakness or paralysis, difficulty with speech, confusion, extreme pain in any body part, or inability to remain hydrated or keep down fluids or feel you may have any other life-threatening condition, please go to the emergency department or call 911 immediately.

background icon medical cross left side
background icon medical cross right side

Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.

    Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.

  • There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

  • With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:

    • Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
    • Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
    • Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
    • Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
    • A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
    • If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
    • Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.

    DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.

    For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.

  • During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.

    The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.

    You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.

    Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.

  • With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.

  • Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.

    All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.

    We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.

    Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.

  • DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.

    The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.

    To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page

  • Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.

  • Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.

    DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

    DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.

    DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.