Psychiatric Symptoms in a Patient with Influenza A (H1N1) Treated with Oseltamivir (Tamiflu): A Case Report

Sang Won Jeon, Changsu Han

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    Abstract

    Oseltamivir is the most common antiviral drug used to treat and prevent influenza. Epidemiological studies performed in Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom indicate that oseltamivir may cause psychiatric symptoms; however, the underlying mechanism has not been elucidated. In South Korea, interest in oseltamivir has increased with the spread of the new influenza virus; however, no case report or investigation of psychiatric symptoms associated with the drug has been reported to date. Here, we report a case of a 22-year-old male who complained of mood swings, suicidal feelings, auditory hallucinations, memory deterioration, and insomnia after taking oseltamivir.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)209-211
    Number of pages3
    JournalClinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience
    Volume13
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 1

    Keywords

    • Human influenza
    • Oseltamivir
    • Psychiatric symptom
    • Side effect
    • Tamiflu

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Psychiatry and Mental health
    • Behavioral Neuroscience
    • Pharmacology (medical)

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