RELENZA Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 021036/001.

Names and composition

"RELENZA" is the commercial name of a drug composed of ZANAMIVIR.
It belongs to the class Influenza treatment and prophylaxis and is used in Viral infections (Infections and Infestations)

Answered questions

What is your experience of Tamiflu or Relenza?
Have you taken Tamiflu or Relenza for swine flu? What, if any, side effects did you experience? How long did you feel unwell - from the flu or side effects? Do you feel you made the right decision taking it? Asked by Gaylord Philippe 3 months ago.

•More than half of the children in England taking the swine flu drug Tamiflu capsule / pill (Roche -oseltamivir) suffer side-effects such as nausea, insomnia and nightmares, delirium, psychosis and hallucinations. •The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which found 103 cases of "neuropsychiatric adverse events", including the DEATHS of a 17-year-old boy who was killed after jumping in front of a truck and a 14-year-old boy who fell after climbing on a balcony railing. •The government says about 150,000 people in England have received Tamiflu via the National Pandemic Flu Service, which was launched last week. •Pharmaceutical company wrote to US doctors warning that "people with the flu, particularly children, may be at an increased risk of self-injury and confusion shortly after taking Tamiflu and should be closely monitored for signs of unusual behaviour". •Tamiflu : 40% reported gastrointestinal problems including nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain and cramps, while 18% reported a "neuropsychiatric side-effect" such as poor concentration, inability to think clearly, problems sleeping, feeling dazed or confused, bad dreams or nightmares and "behaving strangely. •The most common side-effects for Relenza (GlaxoSmithKline - zanamivir) inhaler - which is being given to pregnant women - include a cough and ear, nose and throat infections. •Three Japanese adults committed suicide while on Tamiflu while five children died. Since 1999, when Relenza was approved, there have been 115 reports of psychiatric events, of which 74 were children. "ALL DRUGS HAVE SIDE-EFFECTS. IT IS ALWAYS A CASE OF DECIDING THE BALANCE BETWEEN BENEFITING A PATIENT FROM A TREATMENT AND THE SIDE-EFFECTS.” Answered by Jessi Kroon 3 months ago.

No! You cannot die! Are you sure you have it? You might have the seasonal flu, regular flu or the common cold. You have to get diagnosed of this before you can around saying what you have. If you are sick, of anything, it's best you stay home. Your teachers will understand your excuse, because this is something that's happening to other people too, and it's better to stay at home anyways: read my angel information below: Relax my dear, the swine flu angel is here for you. Just calm down and take a deep breath. Relax. The swine flu began in Mexico, where thousands of people are infected and so far 81 deaths have been reported. The virus is spreading, however, people can stop it by staying safe and being smart. All you have to do is be safe and smart. Only 20 cases have been reported in the US alone, and none of these people have died. This is good, and relieving right? Yes.. just think, there's billions of us, and we can all stay safe. I have not heard of this virus spreading to Wisconsin, or another state so far. Please stay updated with your current news network/ or radio station. Remember, if you somehow, unfortunately become infected with the virus, you cannot die. If you seek medical help on time, you can be treated and safe. The 20 people infected in the US, barely had any medical attention and are recovering at home. The only reason people in Mexico died, is because they do not have all the medicines and technology that we do here. Please relax.. I hope this warms your heart, and allows you to relax.. Feelings or symptoms to watch out for: - diarrhea - vomiting - headache - fatigue - sneezing - coughing - sore throat - body aches and pains - fever These are only a few of the symptoms.. and yes, they are also really the same ones as the common cold, seasonal flu and regular flu. If you feel like you have one of these symptoms, do not panic. Keep yourself healthy and at home. However, if these symptoms get worse, then maybe you can consider heading to a local clinic/hospital (but do not panic..). Things you can do at home or to be safe: - carry around hand sanitizer - clean your house as much as you can (spray lysol disinfectant spray-or other brand/spray on doorknobs, your bathroom, your yard, kitchen, bedrooms, mailboxes, etc. anywhere that you will most likely touch). - wear a mask or gloves for further protection. - wash your hands often, at least 5-6 times a day or more. - avoid sick people, avoid sneezes or coughs. - avoid large crowds, like malls or schools or busy streets. - shower, brush your teeth, practice good hygiene. Answered by Cindie Morad 3 months ago.


Tamiflu or Relenza...?
I read somewhere that Relenza is the better performer, but Tamiflu seems to be getting all the headlines. Eh? Asked by Mckenzie Landsman 3 months ago.

After reading the side effect of these drugs, I think I'll just tough it out without meds if possible. They really don't shorten the length of your illness by much more than a day or so and I'm pretty sure there are other safer drugs to treat the symptoms. Answered by Elenore Byas 3 months ago.

Well David Oops!!! In both the cases it is just relieve factor of symptoms not a cure Answered by Pamala Setler 3 months ago.


Implications of Relenza?
PLz help. I need ethical, economical, social OR environmental implications on relenza. Asked by Todd Stansbury 3 months ago.

look it up. Answered by Gilma Wasden 3 months ago.


Access to Relenza, Tamiflu?
Anyone knows how we can get access to the above drugs for swime flu? I called the local clinics, and they said those two are for people who have flu symptoms and are by prescription.Say you are traveling to an infected area, and not sure if there is adequate supply of these drugs there (e.g. Mexico). Can you... Asked by Rene Vitkus 3 months ago.

Anyone knows how we can get access to the above drugs for swime flu? I called the local clinics, and they said those two are for people who have flu symptoms and are by prescription. Say you are traveling to an infected area, and not sure if there is adequate supply of these drugs there (e.g. Mexico). Can you get some and take with you? Answered by Alice Stolinski 3 months ago.

you must see a doctor and convince him to give you a prescription for it, good luck with that, mostly because the medication should only be used under a doctor's supervision and is ordinarily reserved for those hospitalized with flu symptoms. Answered by Remedios Landres 3 months ago.


ZANAMIVIR (relenza) Drug help!?
Hi, I am trying to write up an essay about the chemical nature of Zanamivir. And I need to include this info: Are there any stereo-isomers of the drug? if so are they toxic or cause any side effects? I have searched the web (pub med, science direct etc) and can not find and stereo-isomer information related to... Asked by Ardella Ramadan 3 months ago.

Hi, I am trying to write up an essay about the chemical nature of Zanamivir. And I need to include this info: Are there any stereo-isomers of the drug? if so are they toxic or cause any side effects? I have searched the web (pub med, science direct etc) and can not find and stereo-isomer information related to Zanamivir. If you have any information or know where I could look to find this info pls let me know Answered by Tinisha Bromfield 3 months ago.

call your pharmacist Answered by Jeanetta Kello 3 months ago.


How do you pronounce tamiflu and relenza?
how do you pronounce these medications??? Asked by Jewel Jiang 3 months ago.

Just like they are spelled. Tam-i-flu and re-len-za Answered by Grazyna Knilands 3 months ago.

It just the same of you can read it. Ta-ma-flu and re-len-za. nothing complicated about this two medication. Just so you know, these medications were really good for they both treat infections caused by the flu. On the other hand, If you are planning to use this medication, make sure that you have the prescription from your doctor. If you want to know more things about it. Answered by Zulma Camaj 3 months ago.

tam-i-flu re-len-za Answered by Gracie Kubicek 3 months ago.

idk where you're from but down here we say tam-a-flu not tam-ee-flu. idk if that's the right way to say it or not Answered by Miranda Howden 3 months ago.


Bird flu - are you taking tamiflu or relenza?
Based on Health Ministry regulations, an area is recognized as officially bird flu-free once no new case has been recognized in 21 consecutive days. ...source: http://www.drugdelivery.ca/pharmacynews/bird_fluAnother article on bird flu... it would really help us to know more about it as it is suspected to... Asked by Alyce Uccio 3 months ago.

Bird flu isn't BS, it's just based on worst case scenario predictions. Because flu vaccines are made based on predictions of the most likely strain to evolve they are not a sure bet. Quite honestly, if bird flu were by some freak chance evolve to human to human contact a lot of people would die and there would be nothing we could do. Answered by Kenneth Deloera 3 months ago.

bird flu = bull ****. Answered by Allie Zerom 3 months ago.


Can I get Tamiflu or Relenza for flu prevention?
I'm 34 weeks pregnant and think that it's possible that I could have been exposed to H1N1 or regular seasonal flu today when a young child proceeded to climb into my lap and cough into my face while he was visably sick and at the lab getting blood work done. If I go to my local ER will they prescribe me an... Asked by Mellie Ruhlman 3 months ago.

I'm 34 weeks pregnant and think that it's possible that I could have been exposed to H1N1 or regular seasonal flu today when a young child proceeded to climb into my lap and cough into my face while he was visably sick and at the lab getting blood work done. If I go to my local ER will they prescribe me an antiviral even though I have no symptoms and don't know what the child had as a preventitive measure since I'm in my third trimester? Answered by Maryland Greenweig 3 months ago.

Call your doctor in the morning or go to an urgent care. Needing antivirals is not a medical emergency, ERs are already overwhelmed with patients, and you're more likely to get sick being exposed to all the already-sick people in an ER. Yes, you may be able to get ARs to prevent symptoms, or your doctor may tell you to phone them if/when you begin having symptoms to start treatment. Answered by Waneta Holmstrom 3 months ago.

yes you can . both of my kids got it from the pulmanologist. u need a prescription but yes you can get it Answered by Jamee Rullan 3 months ago.


Can tamiflu or relenza be normally bought in U.S. drugstores?
I´m asking for people living in the U.S.If you get sick with swine-flu-like symptons, go to a doctor, and he does prescribe you tamiflu for it,is it possible for you to buy it normally in a drugstore or, did the government take the medicine out of drugstores and is the only possible source for it?I´m... Asked by Brigida Rumberger 3 months ago.

I´m asking for people living in the U.S. If you get sick with swine-flu-like symptons, go to a doctor, and he does prescribe you tamiflu for it, is it possible for you to buy it normally in a drugstore or, did the government take the medicine out of drugstores and is the only possible source for it? I´m asking because here in Brazil, the medicine was taken out of drugstores and I´d like to know how it works in the U.S. Thanks! Answered by Janina Busboom 3 months ago.

No they can not, and to keep working against the popular myth (arising from unwarranted fear), Tamiflu is not a cure for the flu, nor can it save your life if you have a deadly case; . The drugs mainly being stockpiled function to hasten the course of the flu in one's system in order that one won't be contagious for as long, thus to prevent spreading and re-spreading (i.e. re-infection of populations by new strains) of the flu. Answered by Carly Sheffield 3 months ago.

I don't think that Protonix can treat flu for I have read that it is a medication that is used to lessen the acid produced in the stomach. On the other hand, the medicine also stated that this can be used for other medical purposes that might not stated on it. there are some pharmacy that sells this but make sure that you have the prescription of your doctor for you to be able to buy this. Answered by Minerva Ellenwood 3 months ago.


Do you have to have a prescription for Tamiflu and Relenza?
Nope,my family doesn't have it. We just want to have some on hand incase we would have to treat ourselves or something. Dr. ain't gonna give it to us if we don't have it. Asked by Olin Sable 3 months ago.

Yes, in the US (as well as in EU), you do need a prescription for both. These drugs were never OTC. As far as availability goes: both drugs are very specific; quite expensive. Since even during the seasonal flu period the demand for these drugs was never really high, the retail pharmacy normally would stock only a few packages (if any at all). Now is a different story. Answered by Alphonse Schmuff 3 months ago.

Prescription Tamiflu Answered by Syreeta Silbiger 3 months ago.

Why do you have to have a doctors prescription to buy Tamiflu? If you don't have the flu will it do you any harm? I'm thinking no. So if you just had a cold and it had no effect you wasted $50 but the drug company made $50. But most people have no problem determining when they have the flu versus a cold. The flu is much worse and you usually have a fever. If the doctors got out of the way sales would double or triple, the suffering of millions of people would be cut short and the drug company that makes Tamiflu would make a lot more money. Oh yeah but that can't happen cause the doctors would loose a little income. Answered by Sigrid Kovalchik 3 months ago.

No because it's a prescription and of course they're going to hoard it for the people who get the illness. Yeah I know it sucks. I got so worried that I actually thought about not leaving my apartment until the epidemic was over with, but then I remembered that I had to go grocery shopping :( Answered by Eric Kazin 3 months ago.

Its only available through prescription its highly demanded you will never find it. Just go to the doctor. I wish I had some as well. Answered by Joaquin Straker 3 months ago.

yer if you think you have swine flu then call your doc. and they can treat you cant buy it in a pharmacy Answered by Ayanna Longhi 3 months ago.

Please don't buy it- if you get sick it will be given to you, but otherwise you will just be taking it out of the hands of those who truly need it. Answered by Senaida Weaklend 3 months ago.

You need to see your GP, they will prescribe you some :) Answered by Barb Bloise 3 months ago.


Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
021036/001 RELENZA ZANAMIVIR POWDER/INHALATION 5MG

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
021036/001 RELENZA ZANAMIVIR POWDER/INHALATION 5MG

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Manufacturer name
GlaxoSmithKline

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