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Is Tamiflu Safe? Read The Side Effects!

Posted in the database on Friday, December 23rd, 2005 @ 21:29:09 MST (1187 views)
by Patricia Doyle, PhD    Rense.com  

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Side-Effects - What to Watch Out For

This is the list of side-effects that Tamiflu can cause. You may not get any of these side-effects, but you may get some. While you are taking Tamiflu, these are the things you should watch out for:

Aches and pains

Allergic reactions sometimes leading to shock

Asthma - aggravation of pre-existing asthma

Bronchitis

Chest infection

Conjunctivitis

Dermatitis

Diarrhoea

Difficulty sleeping

Dizziness

Ear infection

Ear problems

Erythema multiforme

Headache

Hepatitis

Indigestion

Liver problems

Lymphadenopathy

Nausea

Nose bleed

Rash or rashes

Runny nose

Sinusitis

Stevens Johnson syndrome

Symptoms of a cold

Tiredness

Tummy pain

Urticaria

Vomiting

If you have any of the above, it may be due to the medicine. Read the Patient Information Leaflet that comes with your medicine for more information. If you did not get a Patient Information Leaflet with your medicine, ask your pharmacist for one.

If you feel unwell or are worried, contact your prescriber, pharmacist or nurse at once. Do not waste any time if you feel very ill. Your prescriber may decide to change the dose or stop you from having this medicine again. If you cannot contact your prescriber, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.

These are some ingredients in Tamiflu. Remember the amount of these things are going to accumulate as you dose. Some hospital workers may be taking tamiflu for longer periods of time and those with undiagnosed liver, kidney or other undiagnosed problems might be in danger of organ failure.

Ingredients

If you are allergic to anything that is listed below for your form of Tamiflu, or you have reacted badly to Tamiflu before, do not take Tamiflu. Talk to your prescriber, pharmacist or nurse at once and check that they still want you to have Tamiflu.

Tamiflu 75mg capsules:

Black iron oxide (E172)

Croscarmellose Sodium

FD and C Blue 2 (indigo carmine, E132)

Gelatin

Oseltamivir

Povidone

Pregelatinised maize starch

Red iron oxide (E172)

Shellac

Sodium Stearyl Fumarate

Talc

Titanium dioxide (E171)

Yellow iron oxide (E172)

Tamiflu 12mg/ml oral suspension:

Oseltamivir

Saccharin sodium (E954)

Sodium benzoate (E211)

Sodium dihydrogen citrate (E331 (a))

Sorbitol (E420)

Titanium dioxide (E171)

Tutti Frutti flavour

Maltodextrins (maize)

Propylene glycol

Arabic gum (E414)

Natural identical flavouring substances(mainly consisting of banana, pineapple and peach flavour)

Xantham gum (E415)

Prescription Medicine Interactions

The following medicines may interact with Tamiflu:

Chlorpropamide

Methotrexate

Phenylbutazone

If you are taking Tamiflu and one of the above medicines or type of medicines, talk to your prescriber, pharmacist, or nurse or NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. If you are not sure if your medicine belongs to one of these categories, talk to your prescriber of pharmacist.

Read the Patient Information Leaflet that comes with your medicine for more information.

Non-Prescription Medicine Interactions

Tamiflu is not known to interact with any non-prescription medicines.

As with any medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, please have a complete physical and blood workup prior to commencing any medication regimen.This could save your life.

http://medguides.medicines.org.uk/displaypage.aspx?t=medicine&i=61

Patricia Doyle

Patricia A. Doyle, DVM, PhD- Bus Admin, Tropical Agricultural Economics

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Also my new website:

http://drpdoyle.tripod.com/

Zhan le Devlesa tai sastimasa

Go with God and in Good Health



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