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Tamiflu... One of the dumber...

I suspect that most have seen the TV ad for Tamiflu, with the really sick-looking guy bent over in a room with four foot high ceilings. fly shots NOTMagazines, too. And signs in the drug stores. (Remember the Great Bird Flu, or was it Swine Flu Scare, a few years ago? Nations were “stockpiling” Tamaflu.)

Yes, this is a drug for the flu, which (medically) theoretically, no one should need because everyone should be protected by the flu shot. Does it work? Depends on your definition of “work.” It has been shown to shorten the duration of your flu by only one day, and this happens only if you begin the drug on the first day of having the flu, probably before you realize that it is the flu that you have. So, efficacy-wise, this drug is a joke.

Side effects?

  • Phlegm-producing cough
  • wheezing
  • Abdominal or stomach cramps or tenderness
  • arm, back, or jaw pain
  • bloating
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
  • drooling
  • facial swelling
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • hoarseness
  • increased thirst
  • pain
  • shortness of breath
  • unusual weight loss
  • Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  • convulsions (seizures)
  • dark urine
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • fainting
  • fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • hives or welts
  • itching, puffiness, or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • joint or muscle pain
  • light-colored stools
  • loss of bladder control
  • loss of consciousness
  • muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  • red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  • red, irritated eyes
  • skin rash or itching over the entire body
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  • sweating
  • upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  • yellow eyes and skin

All and all, this is one of the dumbest drugs that I have come across. If your doctor recommends this, get yourself another doctor.

Better you should be enjoying the benefits of regular, wellness chiropractic care… a natural, safe and effective way for your immune system to operate on an optimal basis. Get checked for Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC). get adjusted. Get well and stay well.

Don Harte, D.C.

Liberator of Innate

2 Join the Conversation

  1. Randy says
    Jan 28, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Could not agree more, D3, daily is better than any medicine for flu!

  2. Bing says
    Apr 02, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    Wow! This blog is excellent, I like studying your articles. Keep up the great work!

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