Zanamivir ( Relenza, GlaxoSmithKline) is a oral inhalation drugs, used in the treatment
and prophylaxis of influenza caused by influenza A virus and influenza B virus.
The recommended dose of RELENZA in adults and pediatric patients
aged 7 years and older is 10 mg twice daily (approximately 12 hours apart) for 5 days.
• Two doses should be taken on the first day of treatment
whenever possible provided there is at least 2 hours between doses.
• On subsequent days, doses should be about 12 hours apart
(e.g., morning and evening) at approximately the same time each day.
12-year-old boy, influenza A infection
10-year-old girl, influenza B infection
Any questions; Keiji Hagiwara,
Kami-Ube Pediatric Clinic, Ube 755-0097, Japan.