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interdiction du Tamiflu au Japon pour les enfants
« le: 09 juin 2009 à 15:57:01 »
 Japan: Tamiflu ban for teens to continue


Tamiflu ban for teens to continue
Friday, June 5, 2009
Kyodo News

The current ban against teens taking the influenza prescription drug Tamiflu should remain in place as long as the possible causal relationship between its use and abnormal behavior is unclear, according to researchers on a health ministry panel.

The panel's view, which was agreed at a meeting Wednesday, will be reflected in a report to be submitted to the safety research committee of the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, which is expected to approve the continuation of the ban.

Wednesday's discussions by the panel were based on a survey of about 10,000 flu patients, conducted by the ministry between 2006 and 2007, which found the risk of abnormal behavior, including sudden running or jumping, was 1.54 times higher among teens who took Tamiflu.

une étude menée par le Ministère entre 2006 et 2007 sur un panel de 10 000 patients a évalué le risque de comportement anormal à 1.54 fois plus élevé parmi les enfants ayant pris du tamiflu.

But the researchers said it is too early to reach a conclusion and further studies are needed to discover the exact cause of such abnormal behavior.

Mais les chercheurs ont déclaré qu'il était trop tôt pour en tirer des conclusions et qu'il fallait des études plus poussées pour découvrir la cause exacte de ces comportements anormaux.

"Influenza itself is known for causing such abnormal behavior among patients," said Shigehiko Kamoshita, chairman of the panel and former head of the International Medical Center of Japan.

la grippe elle même est connue pour provoquer de tels comportements chez les patients.

The health ministry decided to ban the use of Tamiflu for teens in March 2007, although the drug has been used in some cases of H1N1 swine flu detected in Japan.

Le ministère de la santé a décidé d'interdire l'usage du Tamiflu chez les enfants en mars 2007, maisle médicament a été utilisé sur certains cas de H1N1 détectés au Japon.

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Re : interdiction du Tamiflu au Japon pour les enfants
« Réponse #1 le: 09 juin 2009 à 16:06:17 »
On a déjà eu des messages sur ce sujet sur le forum de la grippe aviaire , mais , il n'y a que le Japon qui a relevé ce problème lié au tamiflu .
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Re : interdiction du Tamiflu au Japon pour les enfants
« Réponse #2 le: 20 mai 2018 à 08:36:53 »

le Ministère de la santé japonais lève l'interdiction du Tamiflu pour les adolescents

 The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare decided on May 16 , 2018  to lift the ban on the use of the influenza antiviral medication Tamiflu on patients in their teens, it has been learned.

A special council of experts convened on the day to review Tamiflu decided that the phenomenon of unusual behavior related to incidents in 2007 was not limited to those taking the drug. As such, the health ministry plans to instruct pharmaceutical companies to revise the warning label on the medication by this fall.

In February 2007, there were two cases of junior high school students jumping to their deaths from their apartment buildings while taking the medication. The health ministry then requested the following month that doctors not prescribe the medicine to teenagers. In the eight years since the decision, there have been eight deaths -- including adults -- due to unusual behavior after taking four flu medications including Tamiflu.

On the other hand, according to a survey by a research body of the health ministry and other sources, regardless of the presence of medication or the type of medication, patients acted erratically when infected by the flu. This was also the case with many children under age 9.

Taking this into account, the expert panel recommended that the ministry do away with the prohibition measures for Tamiflu. However, because "the cause-effect relationship between influenza medications and unusual actions is unclear," the panel still requested that patients on the antivirals be warned of the side effects to avoid the danger posed by erratic behavior.

The health ministry is calling for children and teenagers that have come down with the flu to not be left by themselves or be allowed to sleep in a room facing a balcony or veranda for at least two days, regardless of whether they are taking medication or not.