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Frequently Asked Questions

Getting My XOFLUZA Prescription

There are a few different ways that you can get prescription XOFLUZA:

  • talk to your doctor,
  • visit your nearest urgent care facility, or
  • connect with a doctor through a virtual care service.

Ask if XOFLUZA is right for you.

Virtual care is a way patients and doctors can connect through digital tools like computers or smartphones. It is also known as telemedicine or telehealth.

Contact your insurance or employer to find out what virtual care options may be covered by your health plan.

One virtual care option is PlushCare, an independent medical service that offers same-day appointments in all 50 states. They allow you to use insurance (or pay cash) just like an in-person doctor visit--and can even send prescriptions to your local pharmacy.
Connect to a doctor now.

With the XOFLUZA coupon, eligible patients may pay as little as $30 for their XOFLUZA prescription, up to $60 off. Terms and conditions apply.

Genentech is currently honoring the XOFLUZA free product voucher until September 30, 2022, regardless of the expiration date printed on materials. Only one voucher may be used per script.

You may be able to find a pharmacy near you with MedFinder. This free service lets you know where to find XOFLUZA in your area.

The first 48 hours are critical to fighting the flu. Have your prescription filled right away.

Click here for MedFinder, a third party website.

Other Common Questions

COVID-19 and the flu are two different types of illnesses that can be potentially life-threatening. It is difficult to tell the difference between them because some of the symptoms can be similar. If you have flu-like symptoms, help protect yourself and others by contacting a healthcare provider. If it is the flu, you may be able to treat it with prescription XOFLUZA.

And to learn more about COVID-19, visit the CDC site. CDC.gov is the official website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).*

*The CDC does not endorse private products, services, or enterprises. Links to CDC.gov are provided for informational purposes only. 

According to the CDC, patients who are at higher risk for severe complications from COVID-19 or the flu include older adults, those who are pregnant, and people who have serious underlying medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease.*

And to learn more about COVID-19, visit the CDC site. CDC.gov is the official website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

*The CDC does not endorse private products, services, or enterprises. Links to CDC.gov are provided for informational purposes only.

It can be tough to tell the difference between cold and flu symptoms. Flu symptoms often come on fast and include fever, aches and chills.
Learn more about the difference between a cold and the flu.

You can sign up to receive updates on the flu in your area with XOFLUZA Flu Alerts. This program uses CDC data to email you when flu cases are rising or high flu-like activity is detected. These alerts include tips on how to prepare for flu season and on what to do if you or a family member gets the flu.
Sign up for Flu Alerts.

Yes. Even if you received the flu vaccine and have still come down with the flu, you can still treat it with prescription XOFLUZA.

Ask your doctor about XOFLUZA when flu symptoms first appear. The first 48 hours are critical to fighting the flu with XOFLUZA.

XOFLUZA treats the flu in a single dose with one tablet.
Take XOFLUZA with or without food.

  • Do not take XOFLUZA with dairy products, calcium-fortified beverages, laxatives, antacids or oral supplements containing iron, zinc, selenium, calcium or magnesium.

Learn more about XOFLUZA pricing.

XOFLUZA helps protect you and your family ages 12 years and older from getting the flu. XOFLUZA helps lower your chances of getting the flu by 90% after being exposed to someone who has the flu, compared to placebo. If a family member 12 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.

What is XOFLUZA?

XOFLUZA is a prescription medicine used to:

  • Treat the flu (influenza) in people 12 years of age and older who have had flu symptoms for no more than 48 hours.
  • Prevent the flu in people 12 years of age and older following contact with a person who has the flu.

It is not known if XOFLUZA is safe and effective in children less than 12 years of age.

Important Safety Information

Who should not take XOFLUZA?
Do not take XOFLUZA if you are allergic to baloxavir marboxil or any of the ingredients in XOFLUZA.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before using XOFLUZA?

  • Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you are:
    • Pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if XOFLUZA can harm your unborn baby.
    • Breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if XOFLUZA passes into your breast milk.
  • Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, antacids, laxatives, vitamins, and herbal supplements.


What are the possible side effects of XOFLUZA?
Serious side effects may include

  • Allergic reaction. Get emergency medical help right away if you develop any of the following signs or symptoms of an allergic reaction:
    • trouble breathing
    • skin rash, hives or blisters
    • swelling of your face, throat or mouth
    • dizziness or lightheadedness

 

The most common side effects of XOFLUZA in clinical studies were diarrhea, bronchitis, nausea, sinusitis, and headache. 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. XOFLUZA does not prevent bacterial infections that may happen with the flu. 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.

You are encouraged to report side effects to Genentech by calling 1-888-835-2555 or to the FDA by visiting www.fda.gov/medwatch or calling 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see full Prescribing Information, including Patient Product Information.