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Brand name: Relenza Rotadisk

Relenza Rotadisk is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) zanamivir. On this page you will find out more about Relenza Rotadisk, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: zanamivir

Information for medicine and pack size:
Relenza Rotadisk 5 mg powder for inhalation, 20 unit doses

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Treatment: Relenza (zanamivir) is indicated for the treatment of infections due to Influenza A and B viruses in adults and children aged 5 years and older. Treatment should commence as soon as possible but no later than forty-eight hours after the onset of the initial symptoms of infection (see Precautions). Prophylaxis: Vaccination remains the primary method of preventing and controlling influenza. Relenza is indicated for prophylaxis of Influenza A and B in adults and children (5 years and older) to reduce transmission among individuals in households with an infected person. Relenza is indicated for prophylaxis of influenza A and B during community outbreaks only in circumstances where such prophylaxis is justified (such as when vaccine that antigenically matches circulating influenza is not available or there is a pandemic). It is not recommended for routine prophylaxis against influenza infection.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Circular foil pack, approximately 4cm in diameter, with four regularly distributed blisters, each containing a white to off-white powder.
Dosage Form Insufflation
Route of administration Inhalation
Medicine schedule
20 (5 rotadisks x 4 blisters): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
20 (5 rotadisks x 4 blisters) with diskhaler: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
28 (7 rotodisks x 4 blisters) with diskhaler: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
4 (1 rotadisk x 4 blisters) (physician sample): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
4 (1 rotadisk x 4 blisters) with diskhaler (p.s.): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
60 (15 rotodisks x 4 blisters) with diskhaler: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 10 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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