Xofluza (Baloxavir marboxil)

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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) is a drug used to the flu in adults who have shown symptoms for less than two days. It works by disrupting the viral replication process to shorten the duration of the infection. You can buy Xofluza online as a 20mg or 40mg tablet. Store your Xofluza tablets in their original packaging at room temperature.

Symptoms of the flu can include:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue


  • Take Xofluza as prescribed by your physician within 48-hours of developing symptoms of the flu.
  • Take Xofluza with or without a snack or meal.
  • Avoid taking Xofluza at the same time as any of the following:
    • Dairy products
    • Antacids or supplements that contain calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, or selenium
  • Your physician will determine your dose by using your body weight:
    • If you weigh 40-80kg, then take two 20mg tablets by mouth as a single dose.
    • If you weigh 80kg or more, then take two 40mg tablets by mouth as a single dose.


The active ingredient in Xofluza is baloxavir marboxil. Refer to the package insert to see a list of inactive ingredients.

Fact Table






Tmax: 4h

Legal status

RX Only

Chemical Name

Baloxavir Marboxil

Elimination half-life

79.1 hours

Dosage (Strength)

20mg (2 tablets), 40mg (2 tablets)


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Protein binding

92.9 - 93.9%

PubChem CID






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Routes of administration

By mouth


  • Xofluza will not replace your seasonal flu shot.
  • If you are using Xofluza, talk to your healthcare provider before getting a flu shot. They may choose an alternative form of the vaccine.
  • If your symptoms get worse, contact your physician.
  • Xofluza will only treat viral infections. If you suspect you have a bacterial infection, talk to your physician.
  • If you have a known allergy to baloxavir marboxil, do not take Xofluza.
  • If you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, discuss the risks of Xofluza with your physician.

Side Effects

Side effects of Xofluza include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinusitis

Other Considerations

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  1. Xofluza. (n.d.). Retrieved March 22, 2020, from 
  2. DailyMed - XOFLUZA- BALOXAVIR Marboxil TABLET, film coated. (2019). Retrieved March 22, 2020

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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