Half of Kids Given Flu Drug Have Side Effects
August 22, 2009
More than half of children taking the swine flu drug Tamiflu experience side effects such as nausea and nightmares.
Studies of 103 children showed that 51 to 53 percent had one or more side effects from the medication.
The most common side effect was nausea (29 percent), followed by stomach pain or cramps (20 percent) and problems sleeping (12 percent). Almost one in five had a “neuropsychiatric side effect,” such as inability to think clearly, nightmares and “behaving strangely.”