The Food and Drug Administration put-out an alert, warning, about a fake anti-viral drug sold on the Internet. It’ll ignite a bad reaction in some.
The fake drug is being sold as generic Tamiflu, treatment medication for flu. The Food and Drug Administration hasn’t approved the generic version.
The unapproved medicine consists of cloxacillin, in the penicillin class.
The Food and Drug Administration warns that the unlabeled medication could spiral into a life threatening reaction in those allergic to penicillin.
“Medicines purchased from web sites operating outside the law put consumers at increased risk due to a higher potential that the products will be counterfeit, impure, contaminated, or have too little or too much of the active ingredient,” FDA Commissioner- Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. People with bad allergies can have difficulty breathing, swelling of the throat, tightness in the chest, hives- to list a few reactions.
The Food and Drug Administration has a web site that offers advice on buying drugs, medications, safely over the Internet: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/BuyingUsingMedicineSafely/BuyingMedicinesOvertheInternet/default.htm.