24 January, 2009

Relenza: inhalation drug for influenza virus A & B infection

Relenza (Trade name from GlaxoSmithKline, common name = Zanamivir hydrate) is a 
inhalation drug for influenza virus A or B infection.   Here, show a case of influenza 
virus A infection and the use of it. It seems excellent effect in this case.

inhalation drugs.

A case record of influenza A
18 year old, male
Red arrow indicate the intake of drugs.

Jan 19th;  started fever at night
Jan 20th;  came to Clinic.
                 Rapid test for influenza: A(+)B(-)
                 Rp) 1. Relenza 
                             inhale 2 times at morning & evening.
                 2. Anti-cough tablets  9 tab.
                                  div. 3
                 3. Acetoaminophen(200mg) 2 tab.
                                  at one time,
Jan 21th;  fever fell down.

Any questions: write to Keiji Hagiwara, M.D.