PORTLAND, Ore. — The waiting rooms at Urgent Care Clinics all over the Portland Metro area are filling up fast. Meanwhile pharmacies around the country are running out of the popular medication Tamiflu according to some doctors this happens every year.
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But as we publish this many are starting to question the use of Tamiflu to fight influenza. Saying more often than not the drug which may have dangerous side effects is being given to people who are healthy enough to ride out the flu and as a result there is not enough medication left for people who may be in mortal danger if they do not get the drug.
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO, AOBNMM, ABIHM from Ohio posted this enlightening article entitles “Why You Should Avoid Tamiflu” on her blog.
Twitter users clearly have had mixed results.
We're on Day 2 of Caroline's battle with the flu. Tamiflu made her violently ill, so we'll be dropping that like a bad habit. Good times.
— Josh Kivett (@JoshKivett) January 20, 2015
Tamiflu is MAGIC
— cathniss everdeen (@schmelterformom) January 20, 2015
And KVAL is saying that The Tamiflu shortage is related to a outbreak at nursing homes.
— Lisa Nico (@LisaNicoNews) January 20, 2015
Avoid the flu? Doctor Sherri recommends