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Tamiflu shortage

First it was the rush for hand sanitizer. Then it was the quest for the vaccine. Now, as increasing numbers of children are coming down with swine flu, more parents are facing yet another anxiety-provoking chase: the hunt for liquid Tamiflu for kids. Read more.

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By Jodi Westrick  |  October 29, 2009; 10:08 AM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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The side effects of Tamiflu are the same as the symptoms of the flu. So, I will ride out the flu without adding to my afflictions!

Posted by: LoveSnow | October 29, 2009 10:45 AM

Are there any vaccines for the Media Hype Flu? We need to get that one out in quantity.... and fast!

Posted by: pimpinbenzo73 | October 29, 2009 10:51 AM

The side effects aren't the same...the POTENTIAL side effects are. And Tamiflu does effectively cut 1-1.5 days off the length of the illness.

Our family just went through the H1N1 epidemic in our house and my boys both took Tamiflu in the liquid form. Not sure why parents are driving all over to get the premade liquid version. Any pharmacy can easily mix it into a liquid from the capsules as ours did. Right now there seems to be plenty to go around.

Posted by: happydad3 | October 29, 2009 11:23 AM

I have an infant with asthma and I am quite concerned about her getting the swine flu (I have asthma as well, but I'm not as worried about myself). Not as worried about my other two, but at such a young age with the complicating factor it worries me. I hope I can get her vaccinated soon (we already got the seasonal vaccine), but if not, I really hope to be able to get her the Tamiflu should she show symptoms.

Posted by: HopesMa | October 29, 2009 1:17 PM

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