Relenza Inhalation Powder 5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Relenza: Inhalation powder (5mg)

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Relenza 5mg Pwd for Inh

What is this Medicine?

ZANAMIVIR (za NA mi veer) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to prevent and treat flu infections caused by influenza A or B virus. It will not work for colds, other types of flu, or other viral infections.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Relenza: Inhalation powder(5mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Relenza 5mg Powder for Inhalation

NDC: 001730681
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Seasonal Influenza Prophylaxis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Influenza B Virus Infection, Influenza A Virus Infection, H1N1 Influenza A Virus (swine Influenza) Infection, H1N1 Influenza A (swine Influenza) Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Relenza 5mg Powder for Inhalation

Reported Side Effects for Relenza 5mg Powder for Inhalation

Stomach Pain Incidence:
<1.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Laryngeal Edema Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Feeling Sick Incidence:
<8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
<17.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
<8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
<8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hives Incidence:
<1.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Vomiting Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
>2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Causing To Be Hungry Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
2.0-24.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
2.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
2.0-13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Chills Incidence:
5.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Muscle And/Or Bone Pain Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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