Generic Name - Acyclovir
Category - Antiviral drug
Generic for Zovirax* is indicated to treat Herpes simplex virus and other types of herpesvirus infections. Zovirax* (Generic for Zovirax*) belongs to the family of medicines called antivirals. Virally infected cells absorb more Generic for Zovirax* than normal cells. This helps to relieve the pain and discomfort and may help the sores (if any) to heal faster.
Generic for Zovirax* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Zovirax* is contraindicated for patients, who develop hypersensitivity or chemical intolerance to the components of this formulation.
Generic for Zovirax* should not be taken by patients who have medical problems related to
Problems with immune sysstem
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Nervous system problems
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Zovirax*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Generic for Zovirax* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericZovirax*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Zovirax* for Genital Herpes is one 200-milligram capsule or 1 teaspoonful of liquid every 4 hours, 5 times daily for 10 days. In case of Herpes Cold Sores one should apply Generic for Zovirax* cream to the affected area 5 times a day for 4 days.
Generic for Zovirax* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Zovirax* side Effects include aggressive behavior, agitation, allergic reactions, blood in the urine, coma, confusion, decreased consciousness, delirium, dizziness, fever, hair loss, hallucinations, headache, hives, itching, kidney failure, lack of coordination and pain.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Zovirax*.
Generic for Zovirax* and Pregnancy
Studies related to Generic for Zovirax* used by pregnant women show no birth defects or other related problems. However, It is recommended to consult your doctor about using Generic for Zovirax* if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Generic for Zovirax* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Zovirax* may pass into breast milk. Breast feeding should be avoided while taking any oral form of the durg. No problems are expected with the topical form.
Generic for Zovirax* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Zovirax* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Zovirax* and Geriatric
Generic for Zovirax* is known to be substantially excreted by the kidney, and the risk of toxic reactions to this dug may be greater in patients with impaired renal function. Because elderly patients are more likely to have decreased renal function, care should be taken in dose selection, and it may be useful to monitor renal function.
The above information about Generic for Zovirax* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.