What are Xofluza tablets 10 mg for influenza (flu)?
In 2018, Japan's Ministry of Health granted approval to Xofluza tablets, a groundbreaking medication designed to combat influenza. Extensive clinical trials have demonstrated that a solitary dose of Xofluza can fully eradicate the influenza virus within a mere 24-hour period. This exceptional medication goes beyond merely alleviating symptoms such as fever and headache; it unequivocally eliminates both type A and type B influenza strains within a single day. Remarkably, Xofluza's usage is entirely safe and sanctioned for children.
The global media landscape was ablaze with news of Xofluza's effectiveness, garnering attention from prestigious outlets like Forbes and ABC News. There are two key factors contributing to its acclaim. First, these tablets are effective against both type A and type B influenza viruses. Second, Xofluza doesn't merely alleviate symptoms but rather halts the replication of virus cells by inhibiting endonuclease activity. A single administration suffices, obviating the need for repetitive treatments. However, it's important to note that Xofluza tablets exhibit their efficacy when administered within 48 hours of the initial flu symptoms and are not suitable for use during the 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 1 tablet (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.