A very worrying factor concerning Tamiflu:- Suicides?
It’s been a very relevant factor that drugs have been released on to the world market place that have really bad side effects. At present one such drug is being actively advertised by some governments and given a Hugh official stamp of approval.
Neurological effects of Tamiflu main ingredient oseltamivir has shown some real concern in Japan.
In March 2007, Japan's Health Ministry warned that oseltamivir should not be given to those aged 10 to 19. The Ministry had previously decided, in May 2004, to change the literature accompanying oseltamivir to include neurological and psychological disorders as possible adverse effects, including: impaired consciousness, abnormal behavior, and hallucinations.
According to Japan's Health Ministry, between 2004 and March 2007, fifteen people aged 10 to 19 have been injured or killed by jumps or fallen from buildings after taking oseltamivir, and one 17-year-old died after he jumped in front of a truck
A renewed investigation of the Japanese data was completed in April 2007. It found that 128 patients had been reported to behave abnormally after taking oseltamivir since 2001. Forty-three of them were under 10 years old, 57 patients were aged 10 to 19, and 28 patients were aged 20 or over. Eight people, including five teens and three adults, had died from these actions. In October 2006, Shumpei Yokota, a professor of pediatrics at Yokahama City University, released the results of research involving around 2,800 children which found no difference in the behavior between those who took oseltamivir and those who did not.
Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. (which produces oseltamivir in Japan) gave Yokota's department 10 million yen (about US$105,000) over five years. To determine whether to lift the 2007 ban, a research team from the Japanese Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry studied 10,000 children under the age of 18 who had been diagnosed with influenza since 2006.
The study was finalised in April 2009. Taking into account all degrees of abnormal behaviour, including minor behavioural problems such as incoherent speech, the study found that children who took oseltamivir were 54 per cent more likely to exhibit abnormal behaviour than those who did not take the drug.
When the team limited its analysis to children who had displayed serious abnormal behaviour that led to injury or death, it found those who had taken oseltamivir were 25 per cent more likely to behave unusually.
Another anti flue drug has not really been fully approved in the US and bares a very important warning because it has not been fully trialed
Zanamivir is specific to the influenza virus, has not been known to cause toxic effects, and does not spread around through the body's systemic circulation. It also shows no signs of viral resistance. However, due to a lack of reports or evidence about its toxicity, the FDA does not license it for use in children under 7 years of age
What ever happen to the old methods of lowering the suffering periods of flu?
Why I ask is because my partner is suffering the fever and the muscle pain at this very moment and I am the nurse and the doctor. Whom is administering codeine and cold towels and head pads and making sure she drinks loads of fluids. Eats nutrient food and gets plenty of fresh air.
I really do not trust these new anti-flue drugs and if we had kids I certainly would not give them Tamiflu nor Relenza. Because I believe that they could be more dangerous than the side effects of codeine, asprin or the hot toddy cures of yester-years.
It’s very obvious to me at least, that both of these so called new flu cures are going to be short lived any way because all ready we are seeing anti resistance from the H1N1 and H1N5 viruses.
The panademic hype of course has made much money for GlaxoSmithKline and those that have bought stocks and shares in the International Corporation with its Head Quarters in Switzerland.
I wonder how many politicians have a Swiss Banking portfolio with stock holdings in GlaxoSmithKline as a protective shelter against the present global recession.
Would you let your kids take either of these drugs after reading this article?
I myself certainly would not allow any of my love ones to take these new medications because of a well global politically motivated pandemic scare is used to promote a so called cure.
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