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More than half of children taking Tamiflu suffer side-effects such as nausea, insomnia and nightmares, researchers have said.
Tamiflu causes sickness and nightmares in children, study finds More than half of children taking the swine flu drug Tamiflu experience side-effects such as nausea and nightmares, research suggests.
An estimated 150,000 people with flu symptoms were prescribed the drug through a new hotline and website last week, according to figures revealed yesterday.
Studies of children attending three schools in London and one in the South West showed that 51-53 per cent had one or more side-effects from the medication, which is offered to everyone in England with swine flu symptoms.
(I was discussing this over at GLP and got banned?!)
Anyway, the article goes on to say that this study was from APRIL and MAY. 51 - 53% had one or more side effects and yet last week an estimated 150,000 people were prescribed Tamiflu without ever having seen a doctor?! If they knew this study was being carried out and the results out today then why didn't they wait? How many parents have given this to their children without knowing there's over a 50% chance their child could have side effects?
I'm simply amazed but then I'm not really - I don't know what to think anymore but I certainly won't be giving it to my children. As I've said before, I've been on the fence and just watching, reading, learning and hoping to get enough information to make an informed decision regarding my own children. This survey sways my opinion to not give it to them.
Now this study has been published, will you still give Tamiflu to your children?
Originally posted by ChrisF231
You are aware that people under the age of 18 are advised NOT to take Tamiflu right? It's a mute point as children should not be taking it except in extreme situations.
Originally posted by warrenb
Let's rush to have our children vaccinated