What are Xofluza tablets 20 mg for influenza (flu)?
In 2018, Japan's Ministry of Health granted approval for Xofluza tablets, a groundbreaking medication designed to combat influenza. Extensive clinical trials have demonstrated that a solitary dose of Xofluza can completely eradicate the influenza virus within a mere 24 hours. Unlike conventional treatments that merely alleviate symptoms such as fever and headaches, Xofluza tablets have the remarkable ability to entirely eliminate both type A and type B influenza strains in just one day. Remarkably, Xofluza is exceptionally safe and has received authorization for use in children.
Xofluza garnered worldwide attention across various media outlets, ranging from Forbes to ABC News. This surge in interest can be attributed to several key factors. Firstly, these tablets exhibit remarkable efficacy against both type A and type B influenza viruses. Secondly, Xofluza goes beyond symptom relief by halting the replication of the virus cells through endonuclease inhibition. A single dosage suffices, eliminating the need for repeated treatment regimens. However, it's essential to note that Xofluza tablets are most effective when administered within 48 hours of the onset of flu symptoms and are not suitable for use in later stages of the illness.
Active principles: baloxavir marboxil
Amount: 10 tablets
Maker: Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan
Indications: treatment of influenza type A and type B
How to take
Adults and children at age of 12 years old or more: take 40 mg as active ingredient at a time, in a single dose. For these with body weight of 80 kg or more, take 80 mg at a time, in a single dose.
Children at age of 12 years old or less: take 40 mg at a time for these with body weight of 40 kg or more. Take 20 mg at a time for these with body weight of 20 to 40 kg and take 10 mg at a time for these with body weight of 20 kg or less, respectively, in a single dose in each case.
Contraindications: do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not use for children with body weight less than 10 kg. Patients with liver diseases should consult with their doctor before use.
Avoid taking dairy products, calcium-fortified beverages, or laxatives, antacids, or oral supplements containing calcium, iron, magnesium, selenium, aluminum or zinc together with this medicine.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.