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Study Finds Tamiflu Not As Effective As Believed

Tamiflu Dosage

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  • A new review on the anti-viral flu drugs Tamiflu and Relenza found the drugs shorten the duration of flu symptoms by less than a day (specifically, by just 16.8 hours)
  • Tamiflu did not affect the number of hospitalizations. Relenza trials did not record this data
  • The effects of the drugs on pneumonia and other flu complications were unreliably reported and included limitations in diagnostic criteria, problems with missing follow-up on participants
  • Tamiflu was associated with nausea, vomiting, headaches, kidney problems, and psychiatric events and may induce serious heart rhythm problems
  • The researchers have questioned why Tamiflu is being stockpiled by the US government, why it is classified as an “essential drug” by WHO, and even its use by doctors as an anti-influenza drug

By Dr. Mercola

Anti-viral flu drugs like Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and Relenza (zanamivir) are conventional medicine's go-to option for treating the flu, despite their risk of serious side effects and unproven benefits.


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