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Zanamivir

Relenza

ZANAMIVIR 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. Compare neuraminidase inhibitors.
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Is Tamiflu the Best Flu Med? What Are My Options?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - January 08, 2015

This years flu vaccine was disappointing in its coverage of the influenza strains making folks sick. Because of this, we may have to rely instead on the antiviral medications used to treat influenza. Influenza medications are moderately effective for reducing the duration and severity of influenza when started at the onset of symptoms. These antiviral meds also help reduce the duration of viral shedding, important for limiting spread from person to person. See More

Ten Important Facts to Know for Flu Season 2014-2015

Dr. Sharon Orrange - November 21, 2014

It’s been a quiet influenza season so far—very quiet. It’s November and Los Angeles, for example, has seen almost no flu activity. This is good but failing to prepare may mean preparing to fail so though we are inundated with info about the flu, here are 10 flu facts you may not know:

  1. During the month of October, there has been almost no flu activity in Los Angeles County (LAC) and across the country.
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Shortage of Liquid Tamiflu

Elizabeth Davis - January 09, 2014

There is currently a shortage of liquid Tamiflu, the oral suspension form of the flu treatment for children and adults who have trouble swallowing the capsule. The shortage, according to manufacturer Genentech, is due to high demand, and liquid Tamiflu should be back relatively quickly—by the end of the month according to the posting with the FDA.

The capsules are still available in all strengths (30 mg, 45 mg, and 75 mg), and in an emergency, they can be used to make a compounded liquid mixed by your pharmacist  or healthcare provider. See More

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