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The EUA authority permits the FDA to allow use of “unapproved or uncleared medical products or unapproved or uncleared uses of approved or cleared medical products” during an established emergency. Such use ends when either the swine flu emergency is deemed over or the authorization is revoked. Under the EUAs, Tamiflu and Relenza may be given to large population sectors without compliance with label requirements and can be distributed by some public health officials and volunteers based on state and local laws and/or public health emergency responses, explained the FDA.
GlaxoSmithKline’s Relenza can be inhaled to treat influenza in children age seven and older. Roche Laboratories’ Tamiflu is prescribed for children age one and up, and is taken orally within 48 hours of flu symptom onset. Relenza is approved to prevent influenza in adults and children five years of age and older. In a pandemic outbreak, Tamiflu and Relenza would be used to treat people ill with flu, as well as flu prevention and treatment in children under one year. If no flu vaccine is available, Tamiflu could be taken daily for flu prevention. EUAs allow alternate dosing for children older than one.
What should I watch for while taking Tamiflu? Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. If you have the flu, you may be at an increased risk of developing seizures, confusion, or abnormal behavior. Tamiflu relenza. This occurs early in the illness, and more frequently in children and teens. These events are not common, but may result in accidental injury to the patient. Families and caregivers of patients should watch for signs of unusual behavior and contact a doctor or health care professional right away if the patient shows signs of unusual behavior. This medicine is not a substitute for the flu shot. Talk to your doctor each year about an annual flu shot. Tamiflu relenza What side effects may I notice from Tamiflu? Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: * allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue * anxiety, confusion, unusual behavior * breathing problems * hallucination, loss of contact with reality * redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth * seizures Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): * cough * diarrhea * dizziness * headache * nausea, vomiting * stomach pain This list may not describe all possible side effects.
Originally posted by Berzerked
If i were to get sick with this virus but I can almost guaranty that nobody I know will get get sick but if i did and I kept my temp around 100-101, i wouldnt take that crap.
I would only take it when I felt so bad that the thought of not taking it outweighed any side effects I may get.
There, thats the first and last time that i will answer that question in any thread lol.