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:
H1N1 Influenza A (swine Influenza) Prophylaxis, Avian Influenza Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 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
Muscle Pain Incidence:
<8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
<17.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hives Incidence:
<1.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Tired Incidence:
<8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
2.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
>2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
2.0-24.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Causing To Be Hungry Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
2.0-13.0%*
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 3 - Risk Documented in Animals

Second Trimester

Class 3 - Risk Documented in Animals

Third Trimester

Class 3 - Risk Documented in Animals

Lactation

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


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