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The FDA Approves New Medicine For Flu Treatment

Posted on December 14 2018

We are well into cold and flu season, and the FDA now has some interesting news to share with us. The FDA has approved a brand new flu medication to fight the nasty seasonal illness, called Xofluza. Mountainside Medical Equipment is proud to be one of the few medical suppliers that have this new medication in stock right now!

Xofluza was approved by the FDA in late October, and was first tested in Japan during the last flu season. Xofluza are flu treatment tablets that are indicated for the treatment of acute, uncomplicated influenza in patients who are 12 years of age and older, who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours.

Since 2008, Tamiflu has been the most common flu medication on the market, and similar to Xofluza, Tamiflu is prescribed for people who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours. Doctors say that Tamiflu will still be available, as Xofluza has only been tested on those age 12 and older.

What makes Xofluza different from Tamiflu is that some doctors say that the results are the quickest they have seen yet. This medication is set to make landfall immediately. 

Still, even with a new medication on the market, doctors stress that preventing yourself from getting the flu should always be your first priority. Prevention is key, and a way to do that is through the flu vaccination

Please consult with a medical professional to see if Xofluza is right for you. For more information on the new medication, please visit our website at www.mountainside-medical.com or call 1-888-687-4334 to speak with one of our friendly representatives. 

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