Influenza drugs linked to psychosis

Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:20PM

The recent findings show that more than 600 individuals, mostly in their youth, have reported neuropsychiatric signs after taking Tamiflu; the rate was approximately 115 cases in patients taking Relenza.
Despite these results, FDA has refrained from adding a caution to current labels and recommending close monitoring of patients for abnormal behaviors like delirium or self-injury.
Many believe the labels should contain a stronger note indicating such behaviors may result in serious injuries, including death, in some adults and pediatric patients. This is while experts have not found evidence of a direct connection between the influenza drug and deaths.
Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) and Relenza (zanamivir), are FDA approved anti-viral drugs, which are used to prevent and treat influenza.

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