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Review: could Tamiflu cause Drowsiness?

Summary: Drowsiness is found among people who take Tamiflu, especially for people who are male, 2-9 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Paxil, and have The flu.

We study 10,422 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 has active ingredients of oseltamivir phosphate. It is often used in the flu. (latest outcomes from 10,941 Tamiflu users)

Drowsiness

Drowsiness has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 69,895 Drowsiness patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 10,422 people reported to have side effects when taking Tamiflu. Among them, 88 people (0.84%) have Drowsiness.

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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    Sorry for my unperfect English : ) I'm french.

    I suddenly declared an "atypic" Narcolepsy-cataplexy after taking two pills of TAMIFLU in 2007. My husband was ill, and our family doctor recommanded me and my baby to take the same medecine otherwise we should also catch the "bad" flu.

    I took two pills of TAMIFLU and fell down at my office, unanimated but not unconscious, unable to move, prisonner in my own body. Till this day, I couldn't help falling down 10 to 15 Times a day, being sleepy all the day long, being paralysed when I Wake up in the morning. Several nights I also experimented tonic-clonic epilepsy seizures and insomnia. My life would never be the same till then.

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    I precise I did NEVER had seizure or epilepsy crises before the day I fell down after taking TAMILFU.

    At the RMI, I was detected an "intrasellar arachnoidocele" which could explain the survenience of my symptoms. It's sudden appearance might have been a side effect of TAMIFLU which is now known to rich (oseltamivir substance)the blood-brain barrier and cause irreversible dammages to brain.

    As a conclusion, TAMIFLU appeared to be responsable of a "medecinal intoxication" causing the narcolepsy-cataplexy I suddenly suffer since then.

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