ZOVIRAX. 200 mg. 25 tablets

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ZOVIRAX. 200 mg. 25 tablets
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Zovirax is in the form of tablets. The active substance is aciclovir (acyclovir) and belongs to a group of antiviral medicines.
Each tablet contains 200 mg aciclovir. 

ZOVIRAX. 200 mg. 25 tablets

 
 
What is Zovirax
Zovirax is in the form of tablets. The active substance is aciclovir ( acyclovir ) and belongs to a group of antiviral medicines.
Each tablet contains 200 mg aciclovir.
In the composition of the tablet ingredients and excipients necessary for the manufacture of the dosage form : lactose , microcrystalline cellulose , sodium starch glycolate, povidone, magnesium stearate. In a pack containing 25 tablets.

 
What is meant drug Zovirax
Zovirax is an antiviral drug. It is used to treat infections caused by herpes simplex virus , including primary and recurrent genital herpes . Sometimes doctors prescribe this medication for other purposes or in dosages other than as described below (see Further information)
 
Who can take Zovirax tablets
Before you start taking tablets Zovirax, ask yourself the following questions:
• Are you pregnant or trying to get pregnant ?
• Are you breast feeding ?
• Have you previously allergic to aciclovir or any of the other ingredients listed above?
• Do you suffer from kidney or liver disease ?
• Are you taking any medication at the time probenecid ( probenecid ) ?
If the answer to any of these questions is "Yes" (or are not sure if they apply to you ) and if you have not discussed with your physician , tell your doctor before taking the drug.
 
How to take Zovirax tablets
It is important to take your medicine at the right time. Should take it in the manner indicated by the physician.
• The usual dose for adults is one tablet five times daily at approximately four hourly intervals , but your doctor may change the dosage .
Take the tablets at least five days.
Dissolve the tablet in water in an amount sufficient to cover the whole tablet and stir before drinking .
• If you prefer, you can swallow the tablet whole with some water.
• If you forget to take a dose, do not worry. Take the tablet as soon as you remember and continue with the next dose at the right time.
• If you take too much medicine , or if anyone else had been swallowed by mistake , contact your doctor immediately .
While taking this medication necessarily drink plenty of fluids .
 
Use Zovirax during pregnancy and lactation
pregnancy:
The doctor may prescribe taking Zovirax during pregnancy only if it is considered that the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the fetus. Caution should be exercised when administered to pregnant women.
lactation
It was found that the active ingredient aciclovir passes into breast milk . It is the doctor to decide whether to prescribe Zovirax of nursing and whether in this case having to stop breastfeeding.
 
Effects on ability to drive and use machines
Such effects are not described . No studies investigated the effects of ZOVIRAX on ability to drive and use machines.
 
Zovirax cause an adverse
As with all medications , Zovirax may cause side effects .
Some patients have experienced the following side effects while taking Zovirax:
In between 1 in 10 and 1 in 100 patients:
- Headache, dizziness, nausea , vomiting , diarrhea and abdominal pain,
- Itching, rashes ( including photosensitivity )
- Fatigue , fever .
At between 1 in 100 and 1 in 1000 patients:
- Hives, hair loss. This type of hair loss is associated with a wide range of disease processes and medications , his relationship with aciclovir therapy is uncertain .
At between 1 in 1000 and 1 in 10, 000 patients:
- Allergic reaction
- Difficulty breathing,
- Elevations of bilirubin and liver enzymes
- Angioedema
- Increasing levels of urea and creatinine in the blood.
 
In less than 1 in 10, 000 patients:
- Anemia (decreased numbers of red blood cells and ( or ) of hemoglobin ) , leukopenia ( reduction in the number of white blood cells) , thrombocytopenia ( decrease in the number of platelets in the blood cells )
- Agitation, confusion , tremor ( shaking), ataxia ( impaired coordination , dysarthria ( impaired speech ) , hallucinations, seizures , drowsiness , coma ( unconsciousness )
- Hepatitis ( liver inflammation ) , jaundice ( yellowing of the skin - whites of the eyes )
- Acute renal failure.
Tell your doctor if you notice any side effects not mentioned tuk.Upotrebata of Zovirax can provide reflections on the research results of your blood and urine . If you need to perform such studies , tell your doctor that you are taking Zovirax.
How to store Zovirax tablets
• Keep medicines out of the reach of children.
• Keep Zovirax in a dry place at a temperature below 25 ° C and keep out of direct sunlight.
• Do not take the medicine after the expiry date stated on the packaging.
 
Additional information
Zovirax tablets of 200 mg can be used in these cases, at the discretion of the physician :
• for suppressing recurrence of infections caused by Herpes simplex virus , patients with normal immunity . The usual dosage for adults is one tablet four times daily at approximately six - hour intervals , but your doctor may change the dosage .
• For the treatment of Varicella and Herpes zoster, caused by Varicella zoster virus . The usual dose for adults is 4 tablets five times daily at 4 hour intervals for 7 days. For the treatment of Varicella in children 6 years and may be administered a dose of 4 tablets , 4 times daily , for children between 2 and 6 - 2 tablets 4 times per day, and in children under 2 years - 1 tablet 4 times a day .
• Treatment of severe immune deficiency are recommended dose of 4 tablets four times a day for about 6- hour intervals .
 
 
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