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Tamiflu

Tamiflu is the trade name for the antiviral drug Oseltamivir. According to Wikipedia, Oseltamivir is "an antiviral drug, a neuraminidase inhibitor used in the treatment and prophylaxis of both influenza A and influenza B. Oseltamivir was the first orally active neuraminidase inhibitor commercially developed. It was developed by Gilead Sciences and is currently marketed by Hoffman-La Roche (Roche) under the trade name Tamiflu®."

Due to the current concerns over an avian flu pandemic, the world-wide demand for Tamiflu is at risk of quickly outpacing its supply. Roche may be establishing partnerships around the world to increase Tamiflu production, but experts suggest that if--or when--a pandemic breaks out, it may be nearly impossible to acquire the drug.

Side effects of Tamiflu

Whilst it is possible that Tamiflu may help reduce the symptoms of bird flu, there have also be reports of potentially serious side effects of the drug

The most common side effects of Tamiflu are nausea and vomiting, although some incidences of self-injury and delirium with the use of Tamiflu in patients with the flu have been reported (mostly from Japan). These reports were primarily among children, although the exact relationship of these reported events to Tamiflu is not known.

We have created a seperate news feed at the bottom of this page to cover the side effects of Tamiflu.

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FDA Clears First Generic Tamiflu for Oral Suspension - Medscape Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:11:20 GMT

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FDA Clears First Generic Tamiflu for Oral Suspension
Medscape
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic version of oseltamivir phosphate (Tamiflu, Roche) for oral suspension 6 mg(base)/mL, made by Nesher Pharmaceuticals LLC. "This first generic is of particular importance in ...
Generic for Liquid Tamiflu ApprovedMedPage Today

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BRIEF-US FDA says approved first generic version of Tamiflu - Reuters Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:06:45 GMT

BRIEF-US FDA says approved first generic version of Tamiflu
Reuters
BRIEF-U.S. FDA says approved first generic version of Tamiflu. Reuters Staff. 1 Min Read. Sept 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration: * On Sept 14, U.S. FDA approved first generic version of Tamiflu for oral suspension, 6 mg (base)/ml by ...

Tamiflu supplies running dry as flu epidemic tightens its grip on the nation - The Sydney Morning Herald Wed, 06 Sep 2017 06:02:12 GMT

The Sydney Morning Herald

Tamiflu supplies running dry as flu epidemic tightens its grip on the nation
The Sydney Morning Herald
There is a shortage of anti-viral medication Tamiflu after record numbers of flu cases recorded nationally. A Federal Department of Health spokeswoman said the "temporary" shortfall affected all Tamiflu products. "The Therapeutic Goods Administration ...
Nationwide shortage of anti-viral drug as flu epidemic spreads across AustraliaYahoo7 News

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Tamiflu supplies running low at Dubbo as flu tightens its grip on the nation - Daily Liberal Thu, 07 Sep 2017 06:30:17 GMT

Daily Liberal

Tamiflu supplies running low at Dubbo as flu tightens its grip on the nation
Daily Liberal
Flu patients at Dubbo are feeling the impact of a nationwide shortage of anti-viral medication Tamiflu. As influenza cases at Dubbo spiked, stocks had run out at “pretty much every pharmacy” in the city, a local pharmacist reported. Kaail Bohm from ...

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Tamiflu shortages across pharmacies - Australian Journal of Pharmacy (registration) (blog) Thu, 07 Sep 2017 05:22:21 GMT

Australian Journal of Pharmacy (registration) (blog)

Tamiflu shortages across pharmacies
Australian Journal of Pharmacy (registration) (blog)
There is currently a shortage of Tamiflu (oseltamivir) products across Australian pharmacies and wholesalers, including the 30mg and 45mg capsules as well as the suspension, the TGA confirms. Manufacturer Roche says pharmacies and wholesalers are ...

'Any flu Tamiflu' may not be a good idea, virus can develop resistance, says experts - The Indian Express Mon, 28 Aug 2017 05:48:33 GMT

The Indian Express

'Any flu Tamiflu' may not be a good idea, virus can develop resistance, says experts
The Indian Express
During his visit to isolation wards in Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Ahmedabad, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on August 17 had proposed the slogan “Any Flu Tamiflu” in an attempt to curb swine flu outbreak. But, experts working on antibiotic resistance ...
Colds and flu likely to be around a little bit longerIndependent Online

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WHO distributes Tamiflu around the globe - Independent Online Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:22:50 GMT

WHO distributes Tamiflu around the globe
Independent Online
Geneva - The World Health Organisation is sending 2.4 million courses of the anti-viral drug Tamiflu to 72 countries including Mexico to combat the swine flu outbreak, a spokesperson said on Tuesday. WHO spokesperson Fadela Chaib said the drugs are ...

Pine Brook Company Expanding in Russia - TAPinto.net Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:30:49 GMT

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Pine Brook Company Expanding in Russia
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In June, Alvogen received Healthcare Distribution Alliance's Top Company of the Year Award and National Product Launch of the Year Award for their launch of Oseltamivir, the first generic equivalent to Tamiflu®, which is an influenza medicine. It ...

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WHO decision to downgrade Tamiflu 'comes far too late' argues expert - Science Daily Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:30:50 GMT

WHO decision to downgrade Tamiflu 'comes far too late' argues expert
Science Daily
Tamiflu (oseltamivir) was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999 and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in 2002 for the treatment of uncomplicated influenza within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms, based on limited data from ...

? Swine flu cases fall from 25 cases a day to 5-10 - Times of India Wed, 06 Sep 2017 17:04:57 GMT

? Swine flu cases fall from 25 cases a day to 5-10
Times of India
We are continuously spreading awareness about the disease and distributing Tamiflu tablets in areas where swine flu cases have been reported. The fall in the number of cases has been registered because of the dip in humidity levels. The disease can be ...

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Ciprofloxacin and bronchitis - Ciprofloxacin medication side effects - Ciprofloxacin time to take effect - Northdallasgazette Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:19:41 GMT

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Ciprofloxacin and bronchitis - Ciprofloxacin medication side effects - Ciprofloxacin time to take effect
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Regulators add sleep disorder to Tamiflu's side effects - Korea Biomedical Review Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:04:13 GMT

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Regulators add sleep disorder to Tamiflu's side effects
Korea Biomedical Review
The change to the warning label comes as a response to a series of reported cases regarding Tamiflu in Korea from 1989 to 2016. The ministry will distribute leaflets regarding oseltamivir's effects and side effects to public health institutions nationwide.

Need to Know: Tamiflu - MedShadow (registration) (blog) Thu, 06 Jul 2017 04:50:46 GMT

MedShadow (registration) (blog)

Need to Know: Tamiflu
MedShadow (registration) (blog)
However, Tamiflu is no more effective than a placebo and the drug has some dangerous side effects. And despite its popularity, doctors have pointed out that there is very little high-quality evidence that Tamiflu actually reduces the rate of serious ...

Some parents report difficulty finding Tamiflu - ABC27 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:50:20 GMT

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Some parents report difficulty finding Tamiflu
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According to pediatricians, not getting your child Tamiflu isn't going to hurt them. Doctors say if taken within the first 24 hours of symptoms, the drug has the potential to shorten the illness by a day or two. However, the side effects of Tamiflu are ...

Is releasing Tamiflu a justified move to control flu outbreak? - MIMS General News (Hong Kong) (registration) (blog) Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:11:37 GMT

MIMS General News (Hong Kong) (registration) (blog)

Is releasing Tamiflu a justified move to control flu outbreak?
MIMS General News (Hong Kong) (registration) (blog)
... the Hong Kong government to consider offering 14-day dosing regimen of Tamiflu to the vulnerable elderly aged 65 or above in nursing homes and public outpatient clinics as one of the flu prevention strategies. While the potential side effect of a ...

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WHO decision to downgrade Tamiflu 'comes far too late' argues expert - Science Daily Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:30:50 GMT

WHO decision to downgrade Tamiflu 'comes far too late' argues expert
Science Daily
Tamiflu (oseltamivir) was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999 and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in 2002 for the treatment of uncomplicated influenza within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms, based on limited data from ...

What to do when NSAIDs boost blood pressure | The Seattle Times - The Seattle Times Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:00:10 GMT

What to do when NSAIDs boost blood pressure | The Seattle Times
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Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs do raise blood pressure for some patients, the People's Pharmacy notes. In some situations, other anti-inflammatory options might ...

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Should you take Tamiflu? Here's what to know - Fox News Tue, 05 Apr 2016 09:02:15 GMT

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Should you take Tamiflu? Here's what to know
Fox News
Whether you take Tamiflu or not is up to you and your doctor. No one should take any drug unnecessarily, Rehm pointed out. And the side effects of Tamiflu—which include nausea and vomiting—are worth considering. But, she said, among her patients who ...

7 Answers on Tamiflu: Is It Best to Help You Fight Flu? - Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic (blog) Fri, 08 Jan 2016 16:42:37 GMT

Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic (blog)

7 Answers on Tamiflu: Is It Best to Help You Fight Flu?
Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic (blog)
And the potential side effects can include moderate to modest nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. So you have to weigh how much that one day means to you. Also, oseltamivir doesn't work on bacterial infections. And it's not a substitute for the flu vaccine.

Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) Approved For Infants Younger Than 12 Months, FDA - Medical News Today Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:11:37 GMT

Medical News Today

Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) Approved For Infants Younger Than 12 Months, FDA
Medical News Today
The FDA first approved Tamiflu in 1999 for adults whose influenza symptoms started 48 hours ago or less. It was then approved for children aged 1 year or older who also had flu symptoms for no more than 48 hours. It was also approved for preventing flu ...
FDA Approves Tamiflu for InfantsWebMD

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