zanamivir inhaler - oral, Relenza
GENERIC NAME: ZANAMIVIR INHALER - ORAL (zuh-NAM-uh-veer)
BRAND NAME(S): Relenza
USES: 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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