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Review: could Tamiflu cause Blister?

Summary: Blister could be caused by Tamiflu, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zithromax, and have Influenza.

We study 10,395 people who have side effects while taking Tamiflu from FDA and social media. Among them, 25 have Blister. Find out below who they are, when they have Blister and more.

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Tamiflu

Tamiflu (latest outcomes from 10,905 users) has active ingredients of oseltamivir phosphate. It is often used in the flu.

Blister

Blister (small pocket of fluid within the upper layers of the skin caused by forceful rubbing (friction), burning, freezing, chemical exposure) (latest reports from 78,163 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 10,328 people reported to have side effects when taking Tamiflu. Among them, 25 people (0.24%) have Blister. They amount to 0.03% of all the 77,770 people who have Blister on eHealthMe.

Trend of Blister in Tamiflu reports

Time on Tamiflu when people have Blister * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Blister100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Blister when taking Tamiflu * :

FemaleMale
Blister88.00%12.00%

Age of people who have Blister when taking Tamiflu * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Blister0.00%0.00%11.76%11.76%47.06%17.65%5.88%5.88%

Severity of Blister when taking Tamiflu ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Blister ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Influenza (11 people, 44.00%)
  2. Fibromyalgia (2 people, 8.00%)
  3. H1n1 influenza (2 people, 8.00%)
  4. Convulsion (1 people, 4.00%)
  5. Atrial fibrillation (1 people, 4.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zithromax (3 people, 12.00%)
  2. Amoxicillin (3 people, 12.00%)
  3. Digoxin (3 people, 12.00%)
  4. Prednisolone (3 people, 12.00%)
  5. Diovan (3 people, 12.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • i can feel an electric sensation in my nerves and I got a headache and a blisters appeared so near where i can feel this sensation, i get a headache and i feel pain in my left eye. i dont feel pain in the blisters, is just an electric sensation.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Three doses ended up in hospital very severe chest pains. Scale 1 to 10 I called them a 15.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • NOTE: Patient began illness on 2/13/14 & prescription began on 2/14/14, Symptoms occurred approximately 5 days later.
    My mom was prescribed tamiflu and a cpack of arithimiazine while she had pneumonia and was thought to maybe have the flu. After four -five days of taking the prescriptions she began to develop lesions on her hands and had extreme muscle pane & joint pain in her arms, neck, back, knees and ankles, she also had extreme tiredness which progressed after 10 days. She was then prescribed 20 mg prednisone twice a day to remove the lesions, however the lesions did not clear up, but the pain was alleviated to where my mom was not suffering and could move better. After the 10 days she returned to work (legal assistant) and after four days her & being off the prednisone her ankles swelled to abnormal proportions. She then digressed even further by week four, more swelling, no energy and joint pain and movement along with more lesions continued. Note: Night sweats and low temps of 96 & 97 occured. Chills and sweats have been constant throughout the day during this time. March 14 she was put pack on predinsone at 29mg daily, as of March 15th she noticed no signs of energy gain, or relief from pain as before. Will check with her today. She is unable to walk with ease around the house, or lift medium weight objects due to the lesions. She has recently been diagnosed with Sweets Disease (maybe)

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