Flu Treatment and Prevention
Doc will help you have the best treatment readily available if you develop symptoms of the flu. Treatment needs to start within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms to be effective. The sooner treatment can be started the more effective it will be and the quicker you will recover. Doc will prescribe Tamiflu or Xofluza so you can initiate treatment as soon as symptoms develop and avoid having to seek health care along with everyone else who is sick. Having medication available now may also prevent you from paying more if there is a drug shortage during the height of flu season.
Unfortunately, Doc can not provide flu treatment for patients under the age of 13 for Tamiflu and under the age of 12 for Xofluza.
If you have never taken Tamiflu or Xofluza before, you must read the flowing information:
Tamiflu 75 mg, 10 capsules. The recommended oral dose for adults and adolescents 13 years and older; one capsule twice daily for 5 days. Please read the side effect profile before ordering. Tamiflu Package insert. If you have decreased kidney function please provide the creatinine clearance lab values in the comment section with your order and Doc will modify the dosing.
o Creatinine clearance 31-60: 30 mg twice daily for 5 days
o Creatinine clearance 11-30: 30 mg daily for 5 days
o Creatinine clearance <11: not recommended
Xofluza 20 mg or 40 mg tablets. What really sets Xofluza apart from Tamiflu is that it is a single dose on one day. For adults and adolescents 12 and over who weigh between 88 and 175 pounds the dose of Xofluza is 40 mg. Patients that weigh more than 175 pounds the dose is 80 mg. Please read the side effect profile prior to ordering. Xofluza Package insert