Saturday, October 20, 2012


However, the new Cochrane report stated, “Treating previously healthy patients with Tamiflu reduces the duration of influenza symptoms by approximately 21  hours.”


Tamiflu costs approximately $120 for a full course of treatment.  Not only does Tamiflu fail to treat the flu, it is also associated with a host of adverse effects including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and abdominal pain.  Gee, I thought those were the symptoms of the flu!  It has also been associated with more severe side effects such as hepatitis, anaphylaxis, cardiac arrhythmias, seizures, and dangerous neuropsychiatric side effects such as hallucinations and suicide.  Do you think all those side effects are worth it to reduce the severity of the flu by 21 hours? 

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