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Instructions for use
The herpes virus delivers a lot of concern to its owners - an unaesthetic appearance, constant itching, regular treatment.
One of the last generation drugs for the treatment of herpes infection is Valcicon.
Valcicone is used for:
- treatment of herpes virus infections ( shingles , genital , labial, and herpes simplex);
- prevention of herpes infections of the skin and their recurrence;
- preventing infection of the herpes virus (for example, sexual partner);
- treatment and prevention of cytomegalovirus infection;
- prevention of transplant rejection.
Mode of application
Valcicon tablets are intended to be ingested at any time, regardless of the food. They must be swallowed without chewing, and washed down with water.
For treating herpes, 1000 mg of Valcicon is taken three times a day during the week
With the herpes simplex virus, Valcicon is administered 1 tablet 2 times a day. Treatment lasts 5 days.
The drug is better to start as soon as possible, with the first symptoms, then its effectiveness increases significantly.
For the prevention of recurrent infections of the herpes simplex virus, Valcicon is taken 500 mg daily. Patients with immunodeficiency doubled the daily dose.
To prevent the transmission of herpes to a partner with infected patients, the drug is prescribed in 500 mg daily for a year.
In cases of infection prevention after surgery, Valcicon is prescribed in an increased dose of 2 g 4 times a day. Usually the treatment is about 3 months.
Children under 12 years old are not prescribed the drug.
Valtsikon cannot be applied at:
- hypersensitivity to the active substance or additional components;
- under the age of 12;
- HIV infection with low CD4 + lymphocyte counts.
Relative contraindications are:
- disruption of the liver or kidneys;
- elderly age;
The drug is not recommended for pregnant women. However, in cases of extreme necessity, if the benefit to the patient exceeds the risk to the fetus, administration of the drug is possible.
недостаточно . Clinical studies have shown the absence of a negative effect of the drug on the fetus, but the data from the studies performed are not enough .
Valcicon penetrates into breast milk, therefore it is not used during lactation.
Overdose of the drug is possible, especially with prolonged use. There may be acute renal failure or neurological symptoms - impaired consciousness, hallucinations, vomiting. These patients show hemodialysis and close observation by a physician.
Side effects can occur from all organs and systems, especially with a long course of treatment. Patients were observed such manifestations:
- headache, confusion, loss of mental performance;
- epigastric discomfort, elevated liver enzymes;
- anemia, low platelet count and hemoglobin;
- skin rashes, redness, hair loss;
- itching, allergic reactions;
- pain or colic in the kidney area;
- blurred vision.
1 tablet contains 500 mg of valaciclovir as an active ingredient. Cellulose, hyprolose, magnesium stearate and crospovidone are added as excipients.
The active ingredient of Valcicon has an antiviral effect due to the blocking of the virus reproduction process. Valacyclovir is metabolized in the human body to acyclovir, which has a selective effect on the group of Herpesviruses.
Valaciclovir is well absorbed when taken orally. At the same time, it completely and quickly turns into its active metabolite - acyclovir. Bioavailability is about 55% and does not change with food intake.
After suction in the blood, acyclovir penetrates well into the fluid of herpetic vesicles, as well as the kidneys, lungs, tear fluid, semen, uterus, mucous membranes. Excreted in the urine.
Pharmacokinetics do not change when taking Valcicon with digoxin, antacids and thiazide diuretics.
The drug is available by prescription and is stored at a temperature not higher than 25 degrees. Shelf life - 2 years.
Valcicon is carefully combined with drugs that suppress kidney function.
At the risk of dehydration, especially in elderly patients, it is necessary to ensure sufficient fluid intake into the body.
In case of renal impairment, the dose should be adjusted.
When treating with Waltzikon, mechanical contraceptives should be used, since the possibility of transmitting genital herpes is not completely excluded.
In severe immunodeficiency, taking the drug in high doses for a long time is very dangerous and can have lethal consequences.
The drug should be canceled when the side effects of the nervous system - hallucinations, convulsions, delirium.
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