Other dosage forms: ointment .
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Instructions for use
"Acyclovir" is an effective antiviral agent that is successfully used to combat viral diseases. Especially effective against herpes simplex, depriving and chickenpox.
The drug is used to treat various diseases caused by the Herpes simplex type of virus, including genital herpes, herpetic keratitis, etc.
In addition, the tool is effective for the treatment of primary and recurrent viral infections, the causative agent of which is Varicella zoster (shingles, chicken pox).
It prevents the appearance of new elements of the rash, reduces the likelihood of their spreading on the skin and the defeat of the internal organs by the virus. The use of the drug accelerates the formation of crusts and the healing process of the skin, as well as reduces the discomfort during severe stages of the disease.
"Acyclovir" has immunomodulatory properties and activates the protective properties of the body with a weakened immune system, so it is used as part of complex treatment in patients with immunodeficiency and those who have undergone bone marrow transplantation.
Dosing and Administration
For diseases that have been caused by the herpes simplex virus, adult patients should take a pill five times a day, and for the treatment of shingles, 2-4 pills five times a day. For prophylactic purposes, patients are prescribed a 0.5-1 tablet 2-4 times a day.
Children from the age of 2 years are prescribed an adult dose, and babies under 2 years old - half the adult dose.
The duration of treatment is usually 5 days, and with herpes zoster, treatment is continued for 3 days after the symptoms of the disease disappear.
The drug is taken orally, regardless of the meal, squeezed with a large amount of liquid.
The main contraindication for the use of "Acyclovir" is an individual hypersensitivity to the components of the drug.
Pregnancy and lactation
The effect of using the drug during pregnancy and lactation has not been studied enough, but research results show that it is able to penetrate the placental barrier and into breast milk.
On this basis, it can be used exclusively by a specialist’s prescription in cases where the expected health benefits of the mother outweigh the possible risks to the child.
In the case of treatment of herpes in pregnant women, you must consult a doctor!
In cases of overdose, violations of the gastrointestinal tract (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), the nervous system (headaches, incoordination, confusion), and allergic manifestations are possible. Treatment - gastric lavage, hemodialysis, maintenance of vital functions of the body.
Typically, "Acyclovir" is well tolerated by patients, but in some cases, skin rashes, itching, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, headaches, and increased fatigue are possible. In such cases, the drug should be discontinued and immediately consult a doctor.
Composition and pharmacokinetics
The main active ingredient of the drug is acyclovir, which has an effect on the DNA of the virus and prevents its reproduction. The agent is absorbed into the intestinal tract only partially in an amount of about 20% of the dose taken.
The maximum concentration in the blood is reached in 1.5-2 hours. Most of the drug (approximately 85-90%) is excreted by the kidneys unchanged, and a small amount in the form of a metabolite.
Simultaneous use of "Acyclovir" with other drugs does not affect the absorption, but can increase its concentration in the urine and slow down the time of excretion.
In elderly patients, the rate of excretion of acyclovir can be significantly reduced, therefore, when using the drug, it is necessary to ensure sufficient fluid intake into the body. In case of impaired renal function, the decision on the use of the drug and the required dosage should be made exclusively by the doctor.
For sale by prescription. Store in a dry, protected from light, out of reach of children, at a temperature not exceeding 25 ° C. Shelf life 3 years.
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