Brand Names : Relenza
used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza
A and influenza B). Zanamivir may reduce flu symptoms (weakness, headache,
fever, cough, and sore throat) by 1 to 1.5 days. Zanamivir does not prevent
This medicine must be started within 2 days of having flu symptoms (weakness,
headache, fever, cough, and sore throat). Zanamivir will not keep you from
spreading the flu virus to other people. Zanamivir may not work for everybody.
Zanamivir may not be for you if you are severely sick or have a breathing
problem (like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). If you receive
the flu vaccine every year, continue to do so.
Some commonly used brand names are:
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