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Review: could Tamiflu cause Drowsiness?

We study 10,399 people who have side effects while taking Tamiflu from FDA and social media. Among them, 88 have Drowsiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Drowsiness and more.

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Tamiflu

Tamiflu (latest outcomes from 10,909 users) has active ingredients of oseltamivir phosphate. It is often used in the flu.

Drowsiness

Drowsiness (latest reports from 494,448 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 10,398 people reported to have side effects when taking Tamiflu. Among them, 88 people (0.85%) have Drowsiness. They amount to 0.02% of all the 494,469 people who have Drowsiness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drowsiness in Tamiflu reports

Time on Tamiflu when people have Drowsiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drowsiness97.30%0.00%0.00%2.70%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Drowsiness when taking Tamiflu * :

FemaleMale
Drowsiness39.09%60.91%

Age of people who have Drowsiness when taking Tamiflu * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drowsiness7.41%29.63%21.30%0.93%6.48%3.70%8.33%22.22%

Severity of Drowsiness when taking Tamiflu ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Drowsiness0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Drowsiness ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Influenza (32 people, 36.36%)
  2. Insomnia (5 people, 5.68%)
  3. Influenza like illness (4 people, 4.55%)
  4. Febrile convulsion (3 people, 3.41%)
  5. Depression (3 people, 3.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Paxil (9 people, 10.23%)
  2. Zantac (8 people, 9.09%)
  3. Aricept (8 people, 9.09%)
  4. Periactin (7 people, 7.95%)
  5. Remeron (6 people, 6.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • curious had CBC done with Flu nasal swab....at time WBC count was 4.5....3 days later, WBC count has dropped to 2.5 I feel the Tamiflu caused me more discomfort, etc....I was prescribed 5 days worth, 2x /day. I stopped after 3rd dose....It felt too powerful over my body.....I may have been dehydrated too

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