ZOVIRAX 400 mg 10 Tablet

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About

Prescription status:

Prescription required

 

Manufacturer Name:

GLAXOSMITHKLINE PHARMACEUTICALS LTD.


 

Drug classification:

Antivirals- Nucleoside analogues

 

What is this used for:

  • Genital Herpes
  • Herpes Simplex Virus Encephalitis
  • Herpes zoster infections (Shingles)
  • Varicella-Zoster Infections (Chickenpox)

 

When to not take this medicine:

  • Hypersensitivity/Known Allergy towards this medicine or ingredients present along with it.
  • Immune compromised patients
  • Patients receiving nephrotoxic drugs
  • Liver disease or impairment
  • Renal impairment

 

How should i take the medicine:

Take this medicine as directed by the physician. Do not take this medicine in small or larger amounts than recommended.

 

How this medicine works:

This medicine decreases the spread of viral infection by interfering with the DNA replication and proliferation of viral antigens

 

Side effects

  • Stomach pain (Common)
  • Nausea (Less common)
  • Dizziness (Rare)
  • Fever (Less common)
  • Arrhythmias (Less common)
  • Hypomagnesemia (Less common)
  • Hypophosphatemia (Less common)
  • Hypotension (Less common)
  • Nausea (Less common)
  • Pruritus (rare)
  • Weakness (Less common)

 

Pregnancy warning: Pregnancy category (Not assigned)/ unknown)

Use of this medicine is not recommended for individuals who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant unless absolutely necessary as the safety and efficacy of this medicine is not well established. Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

 

Lactation warning:

Use of this medicine is not recommended for lactating and breastfeeding mothers unless absolutely necessary. Inform your doctor about the use of this medicine. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

 

Renal dose adjustments:

Care must be taken for individuals with kidney disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative on the basis of creatinine clearance values.

 

Hepatic dose adjustments:

Care must be taken for individuals with liver disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative.

 

Drug interactions:

  • Amphotericin B-Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken together it may lead to unintended effects of the medicine. Inform the doctor on priority appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.

 

  • Cidofovir-Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken together it may lead to unintended effects of the medicine. Inform the doctor on priority appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.

 

  • Amikacin-Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken together it may lead to unintended effects of the medicine. Inform the doctor on priority appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.

 

  • Gentamicin-Minor

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken together it may lead to unintended effects of the medicine. Inform the doctor on priority appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.

 

Alcohol interactions:

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving/taking this medicine as it may cause interactions and lead to serious adverse effects and may worsen the health condition.

 

Food interactions: N/A.

 

Expert Advice:

  • Take this medicine with or without food.
  • Seek emergency medical help if you experience any of the side effects like Unusual bleeding or bruising, Unusual tiredness or weakness, etc.
  • Take this medicine preferably at a fixed time.
  • This medicine is not recommended to use in children. The safety and efficacy is not clinically established. But based on clinical condition, your doctor may recommend this medicine for the best suitable treatment.

 

Missed dose instructions:

Take this medicine as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose skip the dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose to make up for the missed dose.

 

Overdose Instructions:

Seek emergency treatment or contact your physician in case if you experience any unusual signs and symptoms during the treatment with this medicine.

 

Storage Instructions:

  • Store the medicine in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
  • Keep away from the reach of children
  • Discard the unused medicine safely after use

 

References:

  1. Aciclovir Tablets BP 400mg - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (emc) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2020 [cited 15 December 2020]. Available from: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/5692/smpc#gref

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Caution

Keep away from direct sunlight

Store in a dry place

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