ZANAMIVIR INHALER - ORAL
Common Brand Name(s): Relenza
Phonetic Pronunciation: (zuh-NAM-uh-veer)
Information last revised August 2010
What does ZANAMIVIR INHALER - ORAL look like?
Relenza Diskhaler 5 mg/Actuation for Inhalation
Zanamivir is used to treat symptoms caused by the flu virus (influenza) in adults and children 7 years and older. It helps make the symptoms (e.g., stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, fever/chills, aches, tiredness) less severe and shortens the recovery time by about 1 day. Zanamivir is also used to prevent the flu in adults and children 5 years and older (e.g., in household members exposed to a flu sufferer). This medication works by stopping the flu virus from growing. It is not a substitute for the flu vaccine. (See also Notes section.)
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