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Review: could Tamiflu cause Bronchitis?

Summary: Bronchitis could be caused by Tamiflu, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Famotidine, and have Influenza.

We study 10,396 people who have side effects while taking Tamiflu from FDA and social media. Among them, 57 have Bronchitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Bronchitis and more.

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Tamiflu

Tamiflu (latest outcomes from 10,906 users) has active ingredients of oseltamivir phosphate. It is often used in the flu.

Bronchitis

Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes) (latest reports from 220,773 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, asthma.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 10,328 people reported to have side effects when taking Tamiflu. Among them, 57 people (0.55%) have Bronchitis. They amount to 0.03% of all the 217,811 people who have Bronchitis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bronchitis in Tamiflu reports

Time on Tamiflu when people have Bronchitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bronchitis100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Bronchitis when taking Tamiflu * :

FemaleMale
Bronchitis60.00%40.00%

Age of people who have Bronchitis when taking Tamiflu * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bronchitis0.00%7.69%0.00%5.13%7.69%30.77%25.64%23.08%

Severity of Bronchitis when taking Tamiflu ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Bronchitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Influenza (8 people, 14.04%)
  2. Anxiety (7 people, 12.28%)
  3. Depression (7 people, 12.28%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (7 people, 12.28%)
  5. Bronchitis (6 people, 10.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Famotidine (11 people, 19.30%)
  2. Levaquin (10 people, 17.54%)
  3. Aspirin (10 people, 17.54%)
  4. Cephalexin (9 people, 15.79%)
  5. Prednisone (9 people, 15.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • 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 (4 weeks ago):

  • I just begsn tx for rs using safest meds possible but did not yolerste pills so we are doing injections once a week but since we started I developed abdom ook nal edema plus whole body especially feet which subsided ptior to msjor orgsn testing hestt kidney bloodwotk a nd liver ultra sound. Results were normsl all in but kidney workup. We are trying to get to third week of methotrexate tx becausr the last uri which my ra dr treated immediately with snyibiotics my ra pain seemed much better I just had abdominal swelling and pressure on lungs thrn and yhis time entire body swelled dr rulled out ra it was edrma order err d tests with bed rest feet up over weekend causing edema to go away prior to echo and ultra sound. Tests were normal so went to pulmonologist to get help breathing and they were sfraid to use antibiotics just like my primary dr brgore they know nothing about my ra drugs so how am I supposed to stop this from going inyo pneumonia?

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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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