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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