Tamiflu Dosing Confuses Doctors

A new article in the New England Journal of Medicine details the problems two doctors had in administering common medicine to their children. Kara Jacobson (a health literacy researcher at Emory University) and her husband (a doctor operating from Atlanta Georgia) were horrified at contradictory Tamiflu instructions. Warnings on the box state taking over 12 milligrams could be dangerous, but the parents found over 45 milligrams in the instructed dosage of “three-fourths a tablespoon.” Since Tamiflu is commonly suggested by doctors on curing Swine Flu, these parents are trying to stem a tide of overdosing. Click below for more information:

Careful With Tamiflu Dosing In Kids