ACICLOVIR

Product: 
ACICLOVIR
Formulary: 
Generic Formulary
Category: 
Infections & Infestations
Sub Group: 
ANTIVIRALS
International Brand Name: 
Acyclovir
Dosages: 
200MG /400 mg/800 mg
Unit of Packing: 
Tablet -Distab
In treatment of: 
Treatment of Primary Herpes simplex infections including Genital Herpes
Adverse Effects: 
1.Nausea 2.Vomiting 3.Burning 4.Stinging 5.Tremor 6.Hallucinations 7.Lethargy 8.Phlebitis 9.Malaise
Contraiindication: 
Hypersensitivity to Acyclovir
Special Precaution: 
1.Renal impairment 2.Psychiatric problems 3.Depression 4.Patients taking nephrotoxic drugs
Interaction: 
Probenecid: Increases efficacy by decreasing urinary excretion and increasing half-life. Zidovudine: Causes severe drowsiness and lethargy.
Servings: 
Adult: Herpes zoster infection: 1 - 4 g / day in 5 divided doses (take every 4 hour while awake) for 7 - 10 days dose is depend upon the severity, duration and type of infection HSV in immunocompromised patient: 1 - 4 g / day in 5 divided doses (take every 4 hour while awake): dose is depend upon the severity, duration and type of infection Genital herpes: 1g / day in 5 divided dose (take every 4 hour while awake) for 10 days Genital herpes in immunocompromised patient: 1 - 2 g / day in 3 - 5 divided dose Chicken pox: 3. 2g / day in 4 divided dose for 5 days Herpes zoster ophthalmicus: 3 g / day in 5 divided dose (take every 4 hour while awake) for 10 days Children: Herpes zoster / Herpes simplex: 15 mg / kg body weight / day in 3 divided dose Chicken pox: 80 mg / kg body weight / day in 4 divided dose for 5 days

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