Zanamivir
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Zanamivir?

(za NA mi veer)

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat the flu.

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat H1N1 ("swine flu").

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• This medicine is not to be taken in place of the flu shot. If healthcare provider has recommended the flu shot, you need to get it.

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider. This medicine is not generally used in patients with these diseases.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Headache.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Diarrhea.

• Nasal and throat...

 
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