Baloxavir Marboxil - Uses, Dosage, Side Effects

Baloxavir marboxil is an antiviral medication used for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza in patients 12 years and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours.
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Drug
Where to get
Available by prescription at pharmacies.
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Prepared by Shruti Sahoo, reviewed by Dr. Eugene Smith

Baloxavir Marboxil FAQ


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How does Baloxavir marboxil work?

It works by stopping the spread of the flu virus in the body. Baloxavir marboxil helps to shorten the time that flu symptoms such as a stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, cough, muscle or joint aches, tiredness, headache, fever, and chills last. Baloxavir marboxil will not prevent bacterial infections, which may occur as a complication of the flu.

Who should take Baloxavir marboxil?

It is used in patients 5 years of age and older who are healthy or in patients 12 years of age and older who are at high risk of developing flu-related complications. Baloxavir marboxil is also used to prevent flu in patients 5 years of age and older who have been exposed with the virus (post-exposure prophylaxis).

Does Baloxavir marboxil treat the common cold?

Baloxavir marboxil will not treat the common cold. Baloxavir marboxil is also used to prevent flu symptoms in people who have been in contact with someone who has the flu. Baloxavir marboxil is for adults and children at least 12 years old and weighing at least 88 pounds (40 kilograms).

Does Baloxavir marboxil affect pharmacokinetics?

single 80 mg dose of baloxavir marboxil did not affect the pharmacokinetics of digoxin, a substrate of P-gp, suggesting that baloxavir marboxil or baloxavir is not expected to affect the pharmacokinetics of co-administered drugs that are substrates of P-gp.

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