Generic Name: Baloxavir Marboxil (ba LOX A veer mar BOX el)
Brand Name: Xofluza
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 10, 2020.
Uses of Xofluza:
- It is used to treat the flu.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Xofluza?
- If you are allergic to Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil); any part of Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Xofluza?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Talk with your doctor before getting a flu vaccine after taking Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil). Talk with your doctor before you take Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) if you have just gotten a flu vaccine.
- If you are 65 or older, use Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) with care. You could have more side effects.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.
How is this medicine (Xofluza) best taken?
Use Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Take Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) as soon as you can within 48 hours of the start of flu-like signs.
- Take with or without food.
- Do not take Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) at the same time as dairy products or other foods or drinks with calcium in them. Do not take Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) at the same time as antacids, laxatives, or other products that have calcium, iron, aluminum, magnesium, selenium, or zinc. If you have questions, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Only 1 dose of Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) is needed. If you miss your dose, take it as soon as you think about it.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Dizziness or passing out.
What are some other side effects of Xofluza?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Xofluza?
- Store in the original container at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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