FDA says generic Tamiflu may contain dangerous ingredients

The FDA says a product sold as ‘Generic Tamiflu’ on the internet has been found to contain an antibiotic which could cause serious and life-threatening side effects to people who are allergic to penicillin products.

FDA tested the ‘Generic’ version of Taimiflu that there representatives were able to purchase on the internet and found that it did not contain oseltamivir, an ingredient in the genuine Tamiflu. Instead, it contained cloxacillin. The FDA was able to purchase these so-called Generic programs without a written prescription; currently there is no generic version of Tamiflu available for sale in the US.

The FDA advises consumers to purchase medication only from National Association of Boards of Pharmacy cites. Check the Verified Internet Pharmacy Sites (VIPPS) web-site to determine if an online pharmacy is legitimate.

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