Review: could Tamiflu cause Taste Loss?


Summary

Taste loss is found among people who take Tamiflu, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Covera-Hs, and have Flu . We study 11,242 people who have side effects while taking Tamiflu from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Taste loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Taste loss and more.

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Tamiflu

Tamiflu has active ingredients of oseltamivir phosphate. It is often used in the flu. (latest outcomes from Tamiflu 11,585 users)

Taste Loss

Taste loss (latest reports from 1,271 Taste loss patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

11,242 people reported to have side effects when taking Tamiflu.
Among them, 8 people (0.07%) have Taste Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tamiflu cause Taste loss?

Time on Tamiflu when people have Taste Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Taste Loss when taking Tamiflu *:

  • female: 62.5 %
  • male: 37.5 %

Age of people who have Taste Loss when taking Tamiflu *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 14.29 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 71.43 %
  • 60+: 14.29 %

Severity if Taste Loss when taking Tamiflu **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 75 %
  • severe: 25 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Taste Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Flu (3 people)
  • H1n1 (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zithromax (2 people)
  • Tenormin (2 people)
  • Prozac (2 people)
  • Percocet (2 people)
  • Covera-Hs (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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