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The FDA Relenza web page is intended to help patients learn about Relenza and how to use it safely. The web page answers common questions about Relenza, including what Relenza is used for, what to expect when taking Relenza, how to administer Relenza, and how to monitor and manage Relenza side effects.

If you have any questions about Relenza or the flu virus, please follow up with your doctor or other healthcare professional.

FDA Answers Common Questions About Relenza

The FDA has published a web page titled "Relenza: Consumer Questions and Answers." Relenza (zanamivir) is an antiviral drug. It works by attacking the flu virus to keep it from multiplying in your body and by reducing the symptoms of the flu. Relenza is typically used to treat patients who have had flu symptoms for less than 2 days. If you are exposed to someone with the flu, Relenza can sometimes keep you from getting the flu, but only if you take it before you get sick.

To view the FDA's web page about Relenza, please visit: more information here

For more information on all available influenza (flu) antiviral drugs and other related information, please visit: more information here

Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2009-11-04
Last Updated: 2009-12-05

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