Active Ingredient: Zanamivir
Zanamivir is indicated for post-exposure prophylaxis of influenza A and B in adults and children (≥5 years) following contact with a clinically diagnosed case in a household. In exceptional circumstances, zanamivir may be considered for seasonal prophylaxis of influenza A and B during a community outbreak (e.g. in case of a mismatch between circulating and vaccine strains and a pandemic situation).
For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:
10 - 10 mg
From 10 To 10 mg once every day for 10 day(s)
Post-exposure prophylaxis: The recommended dose of zanamivir for prevention of influenza, following close contact with an individual, is two inhalations (2 × 5 mg) once daily for 10 days. Therapy should begin as soon as possible and within 36 hours of exposure to an infected person.
Seasonal prophylaxis: The recommended dose of zanamivir for prevention of influenza during a community outbreak is 2 inhalations (2 × 5 mg) once daily for up to 28 days.
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