ZOVIRAX 4.5 g
ZOVIRAX 4.5 g
Name of the medicinal
The name of the drug is Zovirax
Zovirax ointment for eyes is intended for the treatment of infections caused by a virus which is called herpes simplex virus , including primary and recurrent (repeated ) herpes keratit.Predstavlyava transparent white ointment containing 3 % aciclovir ( acyclovir ) in sterile bezvodnaparafinova osnova.Vsyaka tube contains 4,5 g eye ointment .
Things to Remember
The information presented in this leaflet is shortened : if you need additional information , contact the doctor.
BEFORE THE APPLICATION OF ZOVIRAX
Answer the following questions :
• Do they tell you that you have an allergy to aciclovir, valaciclovir or wax ?
• Are you pregnant ? Are you planning to become pregnant ?
• Are you breast feeding ?
• Are you wearing contact lenses ?
If the answer to any of these questions is "YES" , please consult with your doctor before applying Zovirax eye ointment .
EFFECTS ON THE ABILITY TO DRIVE AND USE MACHINES
Not described . It is possible blurred vision immediately after application.
HOW TO USE YOUR MEDICINE
Zovirax should be administered five times a day at 4 -hourly intervals , omitting the night time dose . The application consists in the pressing of ten millimeter strip of the eye ointment in the lower sac konyuktivalen background already manifested herpes or its first simptomi.Zovirax should be administered as soon as possible at the earliest after the initiation of the infection before its outer appearance - sores on the cornea representing himself herpes. Treatment should be continued for 5 days. If no recovery until the fifth day of treatment, may be extended to 10 days.
It is especially important to start treatment of herpes during the prodromal period ( the period in which no external manifestation of herpes , but there is itching , burning or itching sensation in the eyes ). Zovirax ointment eye is only suitable for administration to the eye .
1. Wash your hands before and after administration of the drug.
2 . Apply ten millimeter strip of eye ointment in the lower konyuktivalen bag on a background of herpes or showed his first symptoms.
3 . If it is difficult to apply the medicine in your eye , use a mirror to facilitate or aid of another person.
4 . Make sure the tip of the tube should not touch any part of the eye.
5 . After application , close your eye for 30 seconds. Repeat application five times daily at approximately four hourly intervals omitting the night dose.
6 . Your vision may be blurred for a short time ( 5-10 min ) and therefore have to wait again until you start to see clearly before you drive or operate machinery.
7 . If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then continue on the previous regimen
8 . It is important to follow the instructions described in this leaflet. Do not worry if in certain circumstances accidentally apply more than the recommended amount .
9. Normal treatment should be continued for at least three days after complete recovery.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines , Zovirax eye ointment can cause side effects .
Some patients have experienced the following side effects while applying Zovirax:
With more than 1 in 10 people:
- Superficial punctate keratopathy . It does not require discontinuation of treatment and resolves without sequelae.
In between 1 in 10 and 1 in 100 patients:
- Transient mild burning of the eyes, immediately following application , conjunctivitis (inflammation of the surface of the eye).
At between 1 in 1000 and 1 in 10, 000 patients
- Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid ) .
In less than 1 in 10, 000 patients
- Hypersensitivity reactions , including angioedema .
Tell your doctor if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet.
HOW TO STORE YOUR MEDICINE
Drug store at temperatures below 25 ° C out of reach of children.
Do not use after the expiry date shown on the packaging.
Keep the tube tightly closed when not using Zovirax.Ne use the medicine if it is more than one month after first opening of the tube .