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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tamiflu Not 4 You

Tamiflu is not the answer to flu outbreaks 

18 January 2011 

People worried about the current seasonal and swine flu outbreaks are calling for the wider availability of the Tamiflu drug.  But the anti-viral may be far less effective than the manufacturer claims.

Researchers have discovered that Tamiflu (oseltamivir) does not reduce complications in adults who develop flu – the very thing that Tamiflu’s manufacturer, Roche, claims.

from 30+ posts re: tamiflu - from Natural Health News
Aug 08, 2009
Antiviral drugs, such as Tamiflu (oseltamivir), work by inhibiting something called neuraminidase, produced by viruses and essential for their ability to replicate. So too does vitamin C according to recent research. ...
Nov 13, 2005
TOKYO - Two teenage boys who took the antiviral drug Tamiflu exhibited abnormal behavior that led to their deaths, with one jumping in front of an oncoming truck last year and the other falling from the ninth floor of a building earlier ...
Nov 23, 2007
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration staffers are recommending new warnings about psychiatric events observed in some patients taking Roche Holding AG's Tamiflu and GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Relenza, according to ...
Nov 29, 2006
"Health Canada has requested that the manufacturer ... update the Canadian prescribing information for Tamiflu to include this new information," the department said in a statement. According to Health Canada, there have been 84 reports ...

1 comment:

Roberto said...

Weigh your options. The medicine may work but the side effects may be worse. My son was vomiting often, had severe abdominal pain and had some difficulty breathing while taking this medicine.