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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Also Known as Relenza Rotadisk
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Relenza is a prescription influenza treatment medication taken as a breathable powder that works to suppress the flu virus and keep it from spreading in your body. The Relenza generic name is Zanamivir, and it is an antiviral drug that is effective for helping a person overcome the flu more quickly or to prevent the flu from onsetting if taken at first sign of contracting the virus. The Relenza Diskhaler is similar in constituency and function to Tamiflu, but for some people the inhaled Relenza medication works more quickly and effectively.
Standard dosage for the Relenza Diskhaler is Relenza 10mg, taken by inhaling Relenza 5mg puffs once or twice or day depending on what is indicted in your prescription. It is best to take inhalations after eating.
You should start taking Relenza within 48 hours of flu symptoms beginning.
The active ingredient in Relenza is Zanamivir (Relenza generic name).
Tell your doctor if you have any history of COPD, chronic bronchospasms or other lung health conditions, diabetes, or heart conditions before starting on Relenza.
Medication must always be taken immediately when dose is loaded into Relenza Diskhaler, medication doses should not be left loaded in inhaler to prevent spoiled doses.
Do not exceed dosage guidelines of maximum 2 doses inhaled per day.
Relenza should not be taken for more than 5 days if taken at the standard 2x daily dosage.
Using Relenza can make flu vaccines less effective. You should also wait at least 48 hours after your last dose of Relenza before getting the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine.
There are no established negative drug interaction risks between Relenza and other Rx or OTC medications, but it is always best to tell your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before receiving a prescription and proceeding to buy Relenza Diskhaler online.
Relenza side effects are possible, and some users may experience cough, diarrhea, ear, nose, or throat infection, headache, nausea and vomiting, sinusitis, dizziness, fever or chill, or joint problems. If Relenza side effects are seen it may be best to discontinue use and talk to your doctor again about common flu relief medicated inhaler alternatives.