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Old 10-16-2009, 02:30 PM   #1
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Tamiflu and pregnancy

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My 25 y.o. daughter announced her pregnancy (of several weeks) and then came down with the flu. Her Dr. gave her Tamiflu and stated that there are no conclusive studies done on pregnant women who use Tamiflu to know the impact. This doesn't sound good to me.... and I'm a bit worried.

Does anyone have any experience with pregnancy and the use of Tamiflu?
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:38 PM   #2
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Hi -

My 25 y.o. daughter announced her pregnancy (of several weeks) and then came down with the flu. Her Dr. gave her Tamiflu and stated that there are no conclusive studies done on pregnant women who use Tamiflu to know the impact. This doesn't sound good to me.... and I'm a bit worried.

Does anyone have any experience with pregnancy and the use of Tamiflu?
Flu itself can be rough on pregnancies, so the Tamiflu might be better.

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Old 10-16-2009, 03:31 PM   #3
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Hi -

My 25 y.o. daughter announced her pregnancy (of several weeks) and then came down with the flu. Her Dr. gave her Tamiflu and stated that there are no conclusive studies done on pregnant women who use Tamiflu to know the impact. This doesn't sound good to me.... and I'm a bit worried.

Does anyone have any experience with pregnancy and the use of Tamiflu?
It is essentially a non-testable hypothesis given ethical concerns, but general consensus is that any theoretical concerns about the drug are outweighted by the confirmed high mortality of the H1N1 flu in pregnant women. Risks versus benefits, as always.

If it were my daughter, I'd pick up the prescription, speed to the local drug store and back, and personally watch her take the pills NOW.

I do appreciate your concerns, but this thing is ugly in pregnant women and little ones.
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I believe the studies of Tamiflu show that it reduces flu symptoms from about 6 days to 5 days. It's hardly worth taking at all.
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I believe the studies of Tamiflu show that it reduces flu symptoms from about 6 days to 5 days. It's hardly worth taking at all.
And you can drown trying to cross a river that is 1 foot deep on average.

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I believe the studies of Tamiflu show that it reduces flu symptoms from about 6 days to 5 days. It's hardly worth taking at all.
That's seasonal flu. We don't know the definitive answer for H1N1, and particularly effect on pregnant women.
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It is essentially a non-testable hypothesis given ethical concerns, but general consensus is that any theoretical concerns about the drug are outweighted by the confirmed high mortality of the H1N1 flu in pregnant women. Risks versus benefits, as always.

If it were my daughter, I'd pick up the prescription, speed to the local drug store and back, and personally watch her take the pills NOW.

I do appreciate your concerns, but this thing is ugly in pregnant women and little ones.
WHAT RICH SAID. I've seen H1N1 flu in pregnant women, and believe me, it ain't pretty.
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