Acyclovir (Generic Zovirax) - Product information and Uses
Acyclovir or Aciclovir is a guanosine analogue antiviral drug, marketed under trade names such as Zovirax, Cyclovir, Herpex, Acivir, Acivirax, and Zovir. Acyclovir is one of the most commonly used antiviral drugs and is primarily used for the treatment of herpes simplex virus infections, as well as in the treatment of varicella zoster (chickenpox) and herpes zoster (shingles).
Acyclovir - Availability And Packaging
Acyclovir is available as Generic Zovirax Tablets which is packaged in tablets of 200 mg, 400 mg and 800 mg. Each 200 mg, 400 mg and 800 mg tablet of Generic Zovirax contains 200 mg, 400 mg and 800 mg of acyclovir respectively.
Uses of Acyclovir (Generic Zovirax)
Aciclovir (Generic Zovirax) is indicated for the treatment of HSV and VZV infections, including:
Side Effects of Acyclovir (Generic Zovirax)
Common adverse drug reactions (occurring in 1% of patients or more) associated with systemic acyclovir therapy include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and/or headache. In high doses, hallucinations have been reported. Infrequent adverse effects (0.1-1% of patients) include: agitation, vertigo, confusion, dizziness, oedema, arthralgia, sore throat, constipation, abdominal pain, hair loss, rash and/or weakness. Rare adverse effects (<0.1% of patients) include: coma, seizures, neutropenia, leukopenia, crystalluria, anorexia, fatigue, hepatitis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis and/or anaphylaxis.
Acyclovir (Generic Zovirax - Dosage
Given below is the recommended dosage for adults for the treatment of various indications:
Acyclovir (Generic Zovirax - Contraindications
Generic Zovirax is contraindicated in patients who develop hypersensitivity to acyclovir or valacyclovir.
Additional Info: Prescribing Information
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