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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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Celltrion to test combo therapy of new flu antibody drug, Tamiflu - Korea Biomedical Review Tue, 14 Nov 2017 02:50:35 GMT

Korea Biomedical Review

Celltrion to test combo therapy of new flu antibody drug, Tamiflu
Korea Biomedical Review
Celltrion said it plans to launch a clinical trial on a combination therapy of CT-P27, a new influenza antibody therapy to treat patients with influenza A, and the existing drug Tamiflu. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety on Monday approved the ...

Ask Avera: What can you use AveraNow for? - KSFY Wed, 08 Nov 2017 23:10:20 GMT

KSFY

Ask Avera: What can you use AveraNow for?
KSFY
“So if you're at home and we think that you have influenza and you want Tamiflu, or we think you need Tamiflu, we can call in your pharmacy, you can go pick it up and you're good to go. So it's a great service for people, especially for cold and flu ...

Multinationals struggle in battle with local drugmakers - Korea Biomedical Review Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:59:36 GMT

Korea Biomedical Review

Multinationals struggle in battle with local drugmakers
Korea Biomedical Review
An increasing number of multinational pharmaceutical giants are losing their battle against local drugmakers, armed with generic copies. Roche, a Swiss giant known for Tamiflu, recently canceled its plan to release Tamiflu Suspension Powder 12 mg ...

Opinion: Where's the data? Missing trial results undermine pandemic preparedness - Devex Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:25:47 GMT

Devex

Opinion: Where's the data? Missing trial results undermine pandemic preparedness
Devex
The anti-influenza drug Tamiflu offers one example of what can go wrong. In the wake of the 2006 bird flu and 2009 swine flu outbreaks, 96 countries accumulated enough Tamiflu to treat 350 million people. Over $18 billion was spent on the drug ...

Hühnersuppe statt Tamiflu - BLICK.CH Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:35:05 GMT

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Hühnersuppe statt Tamiflu
BLICK.CH
Zur direkten Bekämpfung der Viren gibt es seit ein paar Jahren das Medikament Tamiflu und ähnliche Mittel. Tamiflu tötet die Viren nicht ab, sondern stoppt ihre Verbreitung. Das Medikament nützt deshalb nur, wenn es möglichst rasch nach der Ansteckung ...

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 ...

Inhibiting Inflammation-promoting Enzyme Slows Lung Tissue Scarring, Mouse Study Shows - Pulmonary Fibrosis News Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:17:59 GMT

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Inhibiting Inflammation-promoting Enzyme Slows Lung Tissue Scarring, Mouse Study Shows
Pulmonary Fibrosis News
Inhibiting an inflammation-promoting enzyme known as sialidase slowed lung tissue scarring in mice with pulmonary fibrosis, a study shows. The research indicated that sialidase inhibitors, such as Tamiflu, could be used to treat idiopathic pulmonary ...

Be prepared for cold, flu season's effects on kids - Greeley Tribune Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:45:42 GMT

Greeley Tribune

Be prepared for cold, flu season's effects on kids
Greeley Tribune
Avoid people who are sick. Take a break from friends if they are ill. » Tamiflu can be effective in reducing the severity of the flu, but only by about 17 hours. And the medication, which can be expensive, has to be administered within 36-48 hours of ...

Why Don't EMA and FDA Speak With the Same Voice on Flu Treatments? Researchers Investigate - Regulatory Focus Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:10:56 GMT

Regulatory Focus

Why Don't EMA and FDA Speak With the Same Voice on Flu Treatments? Researchers Investigate
Regulatory Focus
... London, the authors of the research published in Health Research Policy and Systems, focus their work on Relenza (zanamivir), which represents the first neuraminidase inhibitor (NI), a class of drugs also including the controversial Tamiflu ...

It's a family affair: Daughter, mother get flu shots - Virginian-Pilot Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:03:06 GMT

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It's a family affair: Daughter, mother get flu shots
Virginian-Pilot
If diagnosed within 48 hours of onset, the anti-viral drug Tamiflu can be prescribed to help reduce symptoms. In the words of my doctor, “Prevention is better than treatment.” The flu shot was quick and painless. I thanked him for taking the time out ...


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Opinion: Where's the data? Missing trial results undermine pandemic preparedness - Devex Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:25:47 GMT

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Opinion: Where's the data? Missing trial results undermine pandemic preparedness
Devex
An independent group of scientists took a second look at Tamiflu, and in 2009 they concluded that the drug did not reduce the number of hospitalizations in flu patients. In fact, the negative side effects of Tamiflu seemed to outweigh its benefits. “It ...

How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season - New York Times Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:45:20 GMT

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How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season
New York Times
Antiviral treatments — Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) require a doctor's prescription and only help if taken within 48 hours of symptoms starting. Be aware of interactions with other drugs you may be taking and of side effects when you ...

Dropping temperatures signal start of cold and flu season - The Columbus Dispatch Sun, 05 Nov 2017 11:01:10 GMT

Dropping temperatures signal start of cold and flu season
The Columbus Dispatch
The unseasonably warm fall in central Ohio this year was welcomed by many. I also enjoyed it, but I know it means the calm before the storm in the emergency department. Walking into work past a waiting room full of people coughing and sneezing is a ...

Need to Know: Tamiflu - MedShadow (blog) Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:22:30 GMT

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Need to Know: Tamiflu
MedShadow (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 ...

Doctors debate Tamiflu's healing effects - Q13 FOX Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:47:22 GMT

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Doctors debate Tamiflu's healing effects
Q13 FOX
“I say look, if you give Tamiflu right now, and don't wait another day or two because it won't do any good, you might shorten the course of your illness by 0.8 days. Maybe it's worth it, but side effects are definitely known with it. Nausea is pretty ...

Buying drugs online? Feds warn about 'DEA' scam - WND.com Mon, 06 Nov 2017 01:45:28 GMT

WND.com

Buying drugs online? Feds warn about 'DEA' scam
WND.com
None of my doctors have ever cautioned me about side effects and dangers. I learned those things from COMMERCIALS. I, for one, am glad that patients now know what drugs are available and have the right to ASK whether a particular drug might be okay for ...

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
ABC27
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 ...

Virology Market Trends and Segments 2015-2025 - Find Market Research By Abhishek Budholiya (press release) (blog) Tue, 24 Oct 2017 07:23:52 GMT

Virology Market Trends and Segments 2015-2025
Find Market Research By Abhishek Budholiya (press release) (blog)
Virology, the study of viruses, is an unparalleled branch of life sciences. With immensely high prevalence of diseases such as flu, hepatitis, AIDS, and STDs, the importance of virology is repeatedly highlighted. The global virology market is expected ...

Tamiflu Is An Effective Flu Treatment, Still Has Side Effects: Study - Medical Daily Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:36:57 GMT

Medical Daily

Tamiflu Is An Effective Flu Treatment, Still Has Side Effects: Study
Medical Daily
Like the majority of studies done in the past, the drug increased side effects, such as nausea (3.7 percent) and vomiting (4.7 percent). Beyond medication, some studies show a lifestyle intervention can rival the pharmaceutical kind. This includes ...
New Tamiflu study suggests drug does reduce flu impact considerablyMedical News Today
Tamiflu helps, newest study in long-running debate saysScience AAAS
Second study raises questions over the benefits of TamifluThe Guardian
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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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