Dr prescribed tamiflu for my 5 month and 2 year old nephews, any alternative recommendations?

Doc just prescribed tamiflu for my 5 month and 2 year old nephews, respectively. Any alternative recommendations?

Jaye Vazquez
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Please urge them not to use Tamiflu! Elderberry is safe and effective for all ages!

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Sarah Lockwood
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Sarah Lockwood
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Thank you sarah, are these both safe for the 5 month old?

Jaye Vazquez 3 years

Jasmin Ford sambucus says ages 4-12. Hopefully someone in here will have some info for you on that age group. I’m praying she doesn’t give those little bodies Tamilflu.

Sarah Lockwood 3 years

Sarah Lockwood id discouraged her a while ago to steer clear of it based on info this group had shared. This was prior to the boys becoming sick which led to her reaching out. I'm grateful that she did. I hope someone shares some good info here too.

Jaye Vazquez 3 years

You're better off to just wait it out and be sick than take Tamiflu. Search flu in this group it's a question that's asked like 10 times a day of what people are doing. Some of the easiest answers are rest tons of hydration vitamin C broth Elderberry at the beginning zero sugar eating raw garlic probiotic.

Nicolette Beard
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Thank you. I've been keeping up with the posts. Because I'm advising sis in law, just wanted some suggestions specific to the littlest one. I'd long discouraged her from using tamiflu based on what I've learned here.

Jaye Vazquez 3 years

The side effects are horrible my kiddo went from sick to not walking drinking eating and barley staying away and vomiting with Tamiflu luckly I figured it out because she would get better towards her next dose then back to scary sick.

Nicolette Beard 3 years

Elderberry syrup

Brenda Zapata
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Bovine colostrum is > 3X effective than flu vaccine, safe, and has numerous benefits.

David Kelley
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Why is the USA handing out tamiflu? UK don't thank goodness. It will pass it's a virus .

Christina Roach
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Nooooo

Sara Oneil
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Oil of oragano, garlic

Carla Buck
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How much oil?

Lucille Neal 3 years

lucille for a 2 year oil. I would try one drop diluted on bottom of feet. I would also defuse. Maybe 2 drops olderchild. I would use less more often. The oragano will boost body to fight. In my son if hes sick will get the fever going. So if he already has a fever I use way less then if he doesnt. But he is way older then these children. I would put drop on... See if symptoms get worse over 2 hours then if not can try two more drops. Dont panic if symptoms worsen ( flu symptoms) its body fighting.

Carla Buck 3 years

You can also add a drop to orange or pineapple juice. But my child never drinks. Lol garlic on feet good too.

Carla Buck 3 years

Thank you carla

Lucille Neal 3 years

Oh lord, please no....

Denise Ramirez
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Kid's probiotics!

Caroline Neff
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Garlic oil I sware by it .... Put that stuff everywhere

Jennifer Hightower
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Just don't.

Melissa Rowell
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I wouldn’t! Horrible side effects

Olivia Castle
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Oh no I heard bad things! Get colloidal silver from Walgreens

Laura Atkins
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Thank you all so much for your input

Jaye Vazquez
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Elderberry and Liposomal vitamin c.

Sabrina Sinclair
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Where do you buy this

Hailey Page 3 years

they are on numerous online vitamin stores like iherb, Amazon. I bought the latest batch on iherb

Sabrina Sinclair 3 years

Noooo Tamiflu! Please

Betty Gray
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TAMIFLU HAS NOT BEEN SAFETY TESTED UNDER 1 YR AGE!

Meghan Weber
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Fire your doctor.

Haley Kim
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I believe when tamiflu first came out Under NO Circumstances was it given to children per the health officials! Now they are given it to these babies like candy. Makes my blood boil!

Nancy Reagan
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I figured I'd search the web and look for reviews of Tamiflu. There are tons and it appears in the first page of them that I read most got severe headaches, stomachaches, vomitting and dirreahea. Some felt like they were hit by a truck and couldn't even get out of bed to make it to the bathroom to throw up. Here is the link I found.. I just wish everyone would post their reviews of it-that way more people would be informed of the dangers. https://www.drugs.com/comments/oseltamivir/tamiflu.html

Melissa Webb
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The second page of reviews is horrible. People having chest, arm hand pains, Eye problems, dizziness, not even counting the dirreahea, vomitting etc. One person stated they were even having accidents in their sleep. Please people stay away from this drug!!

Melissa Webb
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Here is a review of a 7 year old child taking it. For Influenza "My 7 year old was prescribed tamiflu. It helped his flu symptoms, but caused him to hallucinate, very agitated and feelings of wanting to hurt others. I would not recommend tamiflu for children of any age. My husband and I both took it with no side effects others than some nausea."

Melissa Webb
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Here is a review of a 17 month old ---- For Influenza "This was prescribed to my 17 month old son and he started behaving weird when he is sleeping. He would wake up every 20 mins screaming and sometimes he would be scared of me. I was not informed about the possible side effects. I decided to google Tamiflu and thats when I realized that it was responsible for my baby's odd behavior. Drs should warn parents about these side effects before they write the prescription."

Melissa Webb
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Thanks for researching and sharing melissa. Just breaks my heart ... Can’t even begin to wrap my head around a child much less a baby experiencing hallucinations!

Nancy Reagan 3 years

Nancy Reagan I just found another site and they are even worse. Some children have missed weeks of school because the cramping, vomitting etc has not stopped. It' horrible.

Melissa Webb 3 years

Tamaflu kills!!!

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Jan Crump
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This is my photo

Marta Calhoun 3 years

Marta Calhoun thank you so much for sharing!! Hope you don't mind me posting it. Just trying to help people as fast as I can. So many people asking the same questions, I just wish they would read the other posts too. Best to you!!!

Jan Crump 3 years

Marta Calhoun you have a great collection of ammunition for the flu and cold!!

Jan Crump 3 years

jan of course you're welcome to share! .

Marta Calhoun 3 years

Thanks marta!!

Jan Crump 3 years

For viruses!!!

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Jan Crump
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Rebecca Keyes
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It doesn't say this anymore when you Google it. You can still find this PDF, but everything else says a baby can take it when 2 weeks and older now. *not that I agree with tamiflu. I just wanted you to know Google no longer says this.

Kassandra Landis 3 years

Thanks! Changed from last night?

Rebecca Keyes 3 years

This is what I get when I Google it.

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Kassandra Landis 3 years

That's insane because I literally got the 1 year age restriction when I looked last night

Jaye Vazquez 3 years

Crazy!!

Rebecca Keyes 3 years

Tamiflu has been killing children!!!

Rebecca Jacob
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This is good for the 2 yr old

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Kelly Seals
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i recommend the garbage can..

Christina Rivers
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if you haven't read this you should ... İt is scary . ... I borrowed this it is not my child . . . .
Last night my daughter tried to kill me. No, this is not a joke and yes, you do need to read the full story.
My evening started by coming home from work to find Emma with a fever of 103.1 and complaining of a runny nose. I gave her Tylenol, sent the boys to my moms house next door and took her to see her Pedi. Four hours later, they gave her another dose of tylenol and we left with a prescriptions for Tamiflu and Ibuprofen after they diagnosed her for the flu by symptoms. Prescriptions were filled, medicine was administered in my vehicle in the CVS parking lot (She still had a fever of 103 so I felt like she couldn't wait the 4 hours for her next dose) and we drove home. Within thirty minutes of her falling asleep, she woke up. This is where my nightmare begins.
My daughter woke up but she wasn't herself. She woke up breaking things and came into my bedroom saying she was going to kill me. After ten minutes of wrestling with her, trying to reason with her and wake her up from what I assumed was her sleep walking, her mood snapped and she began to cry stating, "Please, mommy, I'm so sorry. I love you but I can't wake up. The noise in head won't let me." I hugged her and told her I loved her, gave her ibuprofen because her fever was still 103 and woke up my boys and told them to get dressed so they could go stay with my aunt for the night.
Our first stop was Knapp. Yes, Crappy Knappy, because even though it sucks it's still the closest hospital to home and this was clearly an emergency. She was found with a fever of 102.2 and was given her fifth dose of fever medication in 6 hours. Twenty minutes later the ER Dr tells me "why'd you bring her here if you've already started the Tamiflu. It doesn't go away overnight, you know.". He did not address the concern of what I thought was a fever induced sleepwalking/tremer but instead after me questioning his medical opinion three times, said he would have her evaluated for pyshc if that would make me happy or I could go home and have her take Tamiflu like a regular person. I told them to charge up insurance, told the Dr he was a prime example of why Knapp has such a bad image, signed my paperwork and left to the next hospital, DHR.
Within five minutes of arriving at the DHR ER, the Pediatrician was paged and arrived at her bedside. I was quickly informed that a fever not relieved by more than a days dose of tylenol and Ibuprofen in a one dose time frame was not only cause for alarm but a sign of fear when taken with Tamiflu. The Doctor informed me not only was my daughter having an allergic reaction to Tamiflu but she was also exhibiting side effects of the medication (anxiety, hallucinations, unusual behavior, breathing problems, and loss of contact with reality are all serious side effects of Tamiflu). They monitored her overnight, brought her fever down and returned her to her lucid self, in which she states she has no recollection of her craziness and can only apologize.
So now we're home, fighting the flu the old fashioned way with Tylenol and chicken noodle soup, and as I sit here looking at her, I'm wondering how many other parents have been through this and have been turned away and told their child was fine and to continue taking the same meds that could possibly kill them.
Before I left DHR, the Pediatrician gave me a simple Google search print out of multiple children with the same experience as her from the past month, patted me on the back and said "you're not crazy and neither is she. Tamiflu just doesn't always work well with children and not all Drs are aware of those studies.".
I love my daughter more than I love myself and as a mother, I feel the need to urge other parents to take caution when administering Tamiflu to their child. Watch your children, don't give them their first dose overnight, take the day off from work, go above and beyond and be a helicopter parent, just make sure your child is okay and remember to tell them you love them

Pat Lynn
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Nancy Reagan That is horrible. I just don't understand why they keep giving this to people.

Melissa Webb 3 years

??? It’s horrible with no reasoning what so ever!

Nancy Reagan 3 years

They are entirely to young for that drug. It's horrible for adults

Stephanie Bonds
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Omg!!!! Medical negligence

Emily Yates
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