Taking Relenza Safely
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Relenza if you have:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Other lung diseases
- Any allergies, including to foods (especially milk proteins), dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Relenza and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Relenza and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Relenza Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
What If I Take an Overdose of Relenza?It is not known what to expect from an overdose of Relenza, other than the usual side effects. If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Relenza Overdose for more information.)
How Should This Medicine Be Stored?Relenza should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Do not puncture the blisters that contain the powder until you are taking a dose.
Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.