Skip to comments.You Can Make Your Own Liquid Tamiflu At Home
Posted on 11/12/2009 4:23:44 PM PST by Daffynition
G.'s young son was recently ill with H1N1, but no pharmacy in the city where he lives had liquid Tamiflu in stock. (Even the federal government released its stockpile not long ago.) He writes that nearly every pharmacy he called turned him down. Then he learned that the liquid can be made from Tamiflu capsules by pharmacists, or even by parents at home. Why didn't the pharmacy staff, or his doctor, tell him this?
When his H1N1-induced fever spiked at 104, I brought my 16-month-old son to the pediatrician, who promptly prescribed Tamiflu.
When I arrived at CVS, I was told that they were out of stock of the liquid form and none would be available until late the next day. Further, I was told that none of the other CVS branches had any liquid Tamiflu. I called around and, sure enough, no pharmacy in the area had any liquid Tamiflu.
Knowing that Tamiflu needs to be taken promptly, I panicked and called my sister-in-law, who is a doctor in another city. She told me that although the liquid can be out of stock, pharmacists can make liquid Tamiflu from Tamiflu capsules.
I returned to CVS, asked the pharmacist if this could be done. I was told that it would take a half-hour. I am furious that he did not volunteer this information the first time around.
Parents, do not take "no" for an answer. Especially for at-risk children like mine, insist that the liquid be made promptly.
If you're not able to find a pharmacy equipped to make the liquid for you, the CDC has posted instructions for parents on how to make their own liquid Tamiflu out of the adult capsules.
Opening and Mixing Tamiflu® Capsules with Liquids if Child Cannot Swallow Capsules [CDC]
D.I.Y. Tamiflu for Kids: Pharmacists Cope With Shortage [ABC News]
Not wanting to be taken as a smart alec but get used to it. We may as well practice voodoo if health care is voted in.
A mixture of Whiskey, lemon juice, honey will probably work just as well.
Good Darn Question! I thought it was - before hearing about it this year. I knew it existed I just never looked into it or needed it and assumed it was an OT drug.
How on earth did the human race survive without Tamiflu.
and you CAN make your own whiskey, grow your own lemons (in some places), and harvest your own honey!
Don’t think you can make Tamiflu with a Gilberts Chemistry set...
>> why is Tamiflu not sold over-the-counter? <<
Mainly because organized medicine always wants to stifle competition.
But as with antibiotics, there’s also a valid scientfic reason:
Over-the-counter availability could lead to widespread “underdosing” — which in turn might help create strains of resistant flu viruses.
A higher percentage of the human race didn’t survive.
Our 13 year old got the flu, home for a week. Called doctor to get some tamiflu and he said he never gives this stuff because of the side effects.
I googled tamiflu side affects and don’t blame him, there can be some nasty stuff.
That, my friends, is Liquid Jamaflu.
With this, I suggest you stay at home and copiously apply the Rx with Movies On Demand.
I got my Tamiflu pills yesterday - no problems. Why do they need the liquid form?
You can always make the liquid from from pills, especially capsules. You need a decent scale to be able to do it right.
I sure hope this stuff works, I’m miserable and according to the Doctor, I have the bad one but I forget what he called it; maybe it was H1N1. It’s not the swine flu though. I just tried to call him to confirm and they’re closed. I’ll call tomorrow. I do feel slightly better today than yesterday before I took the Tamiflu.
Side effects? Ugh oh, better check...
Think about it. I don't get the flu either and don't get the shot. I believe that the older generation are more disease resistant because we had to survive everything as children and young adults. Our immune systems are much stronger than the youngsters who have been trotted to the doctor for antibiotics every time they sneeze, and get shots to prevent the childhood diseases. They have no natural resistance. Hot house plants.
A lot of us also had to survive "recruit crud" in boot camp, where you got exposed to every strain of cold known to man.
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