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Zanamivir (Relenza) is a prescription inhaled medication used to treat and prevent the flu (influenza)including H1N1 (swine flu). Zanamivir (Relenza) decreases and suppresses the spread of influenza A and B viruses (to include H1N1 or swine flu. Side effects, drug interactions, warnings and precautions, and patient information should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.

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      • Where can I find more information about swine flu?
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      • When should antiviral drugs be taken for treatment?
      • What antiviral drugs are recommended?
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