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Tamiflu Hair Loss
I am experiencing hair loss after taking Tamiflu (oseltamivir). Is that normal and should it stop after I stop taking it?
Its not "common":
But it's definitely a possible side effect and it should CEASE when drug is stopped!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
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THAT WOULD BE BILLION DOLLAR PRODUCT. . .
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