Relenza (zanamivir for inhalation)
Indication(s): Treatment of uncomplicated acute illness due to influenza virus in adults and adolescents age 12 years and older who have been symptomatic for no more than two days.
Administration: Inhaled orally using a hand-held, breath-activated device called a Diskhaler.
Pharmacology: New class of drugs known as a neuraminidase inhibitor
WebRx Editorial Notes: Best results obtained when used early on. Shortens the typical course of the flu by about 1 day. While one day doesn't seem like much at first it could mean the difference of a full day's work or lost productivity for many people.
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