Antiviral drugs are prescription medicines (pills, liquid or an inhaler) with activity against influenza viruses, including swine influenza viruses. Antiviral drugs can be used to treat swine flu or to prevent infection "...
Relenza Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is zanamivir (Relenza)?
- What are the possible side effects of zanamivir (Relenza)?
- What is the most important information I should know about zanamivir (Relenza)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using zanamivir (Relenza)?
- How should I use zanamivir (Relenza)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Relenza)?
- What happens if I overdose (Relenza)?
- What should I avoid while using zanamivir (Relenza)?
- What other drugs will affect zanamivir (Relenza)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Relenza)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is within 2 hours of your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Call your doctor if you miss several doses.
What happens if I overdose (Relenza)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while using zanamivir (Relenza)?
Do not use an inhaled nasal flu vaccine (FluMist) within 2 weeks before or 48 hours after using zanamivir. Zanamivir may interfere with the drug action of FluMist, making the vaccine less effective. Follow your doctor's instructions.
What other drugs will affect zanamivir (Relenza)?
There may be other drugs that can interact with zanamivir. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about zanamivir.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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