Relenza


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Re·len·za

 (rə-lĕn′zə)
A trademark for the drug zanamivir.

Relenza

(rɪˈlɛnzə)
n
(Pharmacology) trademark a preparation of an antiviral drug, zanamivir, used in the treatment of influenza to reduce the duration and severity of the illness
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If sent, it would be the first such delivery since 2009, when Seoul provided around 400,000 doses of Tamiflu and 100,000 doses of Relenza antiviral drugs to North Korea via a land route across their western border.
(2014) Tamiflu & Relenza how effective are they?
The antiviral drugs oseltamivir (Tamiflu), and zanamivir (Relenza) were prescribed to only 19 percent of those participants who who were at high risk for flu complications and saw a primary care provider within two days of their flu symptoms emerging.
"Both M2-ion channel blockers, such as amantadine, and neuraminidase inhibitors, such as Tamiflu or Relenza, are used as antiviral drugs for influenza infections of humans," Richt said.
Tamiflu and another anti-influenza drug, Relenza, focus on interrupting neuraminidase's ability to help influenza detach from an infected cell's surface by digesting sialic acid, a sugar on the surface of the cell.
The new Biota Pharmaceuticals will have royalty generating products Relenza, Inavir and potentially PhosLyra, programmes for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and hepatitis C (HCV-NN), a broad spectrum antibiotic targeting gyrase (GYR), a USD231m (EUR175m) worth contract with Barda to develop laninamivir, as well as a USD100m cash interest in the nicotine conjugate vaccine NicVAX.
Revenues in fiscal 2009/10 included AUD63.7m in royalties from Biota's flue drug Relenza, due to the H1N1 pandemic, compared to royalties of AUD6.6m in fiscal 2010/11.
The new deal also includes an undertaking to buy an as yet undefined amount of the H5N1 bird flu vaccine and anti-viral flu treatment Relenza.
This product is marketed worldwide by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) (LSE:GSK) (NYSE:GSK) under the trade name Relenza. GSK granted a licence to Simcere in 2006 to manufacture and sell Zanamivir and its formulations in China.
Eight cold-storage trucks will deliver Tamiflu for 400,000 people and Relenza for 100,000 by an overland route across the western border between the two Koreas, Chun Hae Sung said in a press briefing.
The Unification Ministry, which handles cross-border ties, said the shipment would include antiviral drugs for 500,000 patients -- Tamiflu for 400,000 and Relenza for 100,000 -- and sanitation supplies.