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Drugs Urged for Swine Flu in Pregnancy

Pregnant women who get swine flu are at such high risk of complications like pneumonia, dehydration and premature labor that they should be treated at once with the antiviral drug Tamiflu ā€” even though it is not normally recommended in pregnancy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

Because a positive test for the new H1N1 flu can take days, the agency said, Tamiflu should be given to any pregnant patient with flu symptoms and a history of likely contact with someone else with swine flu.
 
 

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  1. Are there any studies available on the effects of Tamiflu on pregnant women?

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