Officials insist Tamiflu is safe as reports of side effects continue to riseAndrew Castle: 'Tamiflu almost killed my daughter'
*Georgina Castle was one of the first people to suffer serious side effects from Tamiflu during a swine flu outbreak at her school in May. The 16-year-old was prescribed a double dose of the drug because she had asthma but within hours she was in hospital suffering from severe complications.A total of 11 per cent of adults and adolescents taking the drug experience nausea and 8 per cent have vomiting, according to the summary of product characteristics.
This ties in quite nicely with the post from yesterday regarding the use of Tamiflu and Relenza and it's side effects, particularly in children.
In children, the most commonly reported side effect is vomiting, with 15 per cent suffering it and 10 per cent having diarrhoea.
15 percent of children having vomiting and 10 percent having diarrhea, that is quite high, and surely exacerbates the sickness.
Yet, somehow the Canadian government and other governments world-wide say this is a safe drug, even for children?