The CDC recommends treating the flu with a prescription medication within the first 48 hours of experiencing symptoms.*
Without prescription medication, flu symptoms can last up to a week. Patients aged ≥12 years taking one-dose XOFLUZA felt better in an average of 2.3 days versus 3.3 days with placebo.
One-dose XOFLUZA can also be given to otherwise healthy patients aged 5 to less than 12 years within 48 hours of experiencing flu symptoms.
XOFLUZA treats the flu with one tablet taken one time.
Over-the-counter medicines just treat flu symptoms, but prescription one-dose XOFLUZA attacks the flu virus at its source.
In clinical trials, side effects for patients aged 12 years and older on XOFLUZA were similar to or lower than placebo. The most common side effects are bronchitis, nausea, diarrhea, sinusitis, and headache.
In clinical trials, the most common side effects for patients aged 5 to less than 12 years on XOFLUZA were vomiting and diarrhea.
XOFLUZA helps protect you and your family members aged 5 years and older from getting the flu. XOFLUZA helps lower your chances of getting the flu by 87% after being exposed to someone who has the flu, compared with placebo. If a family member 5 years of age and older has been exposed to the flu, you need to act fast because the window for treatment is short.
*Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC does not endorse private products, services, or enterprises. The content provided is for informational purposes only. Find the latest at CDC.gov.
†On average, patients aged ≥12 years felt better in 2.3 days vs 3.3 days with placebo.
‡On average, patients aged 5 to <12 years felt better in 5.75 days vs 5.25 days with oseltamivir.
XOFLUZA is a prescription medicine used to:
XOFLUZA does not treat or prevent illness that is caused by infections other than the influenza virus.
XOFLUZA does not prevent bacterial infections that may happen with the flu.
It is not known if XOFLUZA is safe and effective for the treatment and prevention of the flu in children less than 5 years of age. XOFLUZA is not for use in children less than 5 years of age.
Who should not take XOFLUZA?
What should I tell my healthcare provider before using XOFLUZA?
What are the possible side effects of XOFLUZA?
Serious side effects may include
The most common side effects of XOFLUZA for treatment of the flu in adults and adolescents (12 years of age and older) were diarrhea, bronchitis, nausea, sinusitis, and headache.
The most common side effects of XOFLUZA for treatment of the flu in children (5 years of age to less than 12 years of age) were diarrhea and vomiting.
These are not all the possible side effects of XOFLUZA. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.
XOFLUZA is not effective in treating or preventing infections other than influenza. Other kinds of infections can have symptoms like those of the flu or occur along with flu and may need different kinds of treatment. Tell your healthcare provider if you feel worse or develop new symptoms during or after treatment with XOFLUZA or if your flu symptoms do not start to get better.
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