Aug 31, 2015 · INTRODUCTION. Oseltamivir (Tamiflu; F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd., Basel, Switzerland) is the most frequently used antiviral agent for the treatment and prevention of influenza, and its use has increased since the influenza A (H1N1) epidemic.1,2) With the increased use of oseltamivir, psychiatric symptoms have been reported as side effects. Between 1999 and 2007, a total of 480 million patients Cited by: 5. Tamiflu causes delusions, hallucinations, suicide and psychosis. With potentially such serious adverse side effects, it should have an FDA warning but it does not. The advertisement for Tamiflu says people with the flu, particularly adolescents and children, may be at risk for seizures, confusion or abnormal behavior when they first get sick.
Tamiflu sales are 62% lower this year when compared to 2006, while Relenza sales have dropped 7%. FDA employees looked at 596 cases - most of them in Japan - of patients experiencing psychiatric side-effects which may be linked to Tamiflu use. Three Japanese adults committed suicide while on Tamiflu while five children died. Nov 11, 2010 · Oseltamivir gained great attention after the onset of the 2009 pandemic due to the influenza A (H1N1) virus. 2 The drug has significant antiviral, biochemical, and clinical effects in human influenza virus infections. Oseltamivir is a prodrug of oseltamivir carboxylate, a potent and selective inhibitor of neuraminidase.Cited by: 10.
(hallucination, Korsakov psychosis, delusion-type schizophrenia, psychosis NOS, attempted suicide) was significantly higher in the Tamiflu treated group (5 in 986) than in the placebo group (0 in 973). Peto odds ratio of the proportion during the period on treatment was 7.32 (1.27, 42.34; p=0.0262, number needed to harm (NNH) = 197). Dec 01, 2018 · Adults and Adolescents (13 years of age and older) The recommended oral dosage of Tamiflu for treatment of influenza in adults and adolescents 13 years and older is 75 mg twice daily (one 75 mg capsule or 12.5 mL of oral suspension twice daily) for 5 days. Pediatric Patients (2 weeks of age through 12 years of age)6/10.
Nov 24, 2007 · After receiving reports of patients experiencing delirium, psychosis and hallucinations, US FDA staff recommend that flu drugs, Tamiflu and Relenza should carry warnings about possible side. Tamiflu is available in 30 milligram (mg) and 75 mg tablets and a 6 mg/milliliter (ml) syrup. The usual dose is 75 mg of Tamiflu twice a day for 5 days for adults who have symptoms of influenzas A.