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It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Acivir. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acivir is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there ... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acivir is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not har... View More
Acivir does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Acivir should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Acivir may be needed. Please consult your doctor. It is advisable... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acivir is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Acivir may not be needed in these... View More
Acivir is an antiviral medicine. It helps in treating viral infections like herpes labialis, herpes simplex virus infections, shingles, genital herpes i... View More
Uses of Acivir
- Herpes simplex virus infections
- Herpes labialis
- Genital herpes infection
Side effects of Acivir
- Stomach pain
- Skin rash
How to use Acivir
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Acivir may be taken with o... View More
How Acivir works
Acivir is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up... View More
What if you forget to take Acivir?
If you miss a dose of Acivir, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your re... View More
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
- Drink plenty of water while on treatment with this medicine. This helps to prevent dehydration and kidney damage.
- If you have genital herpes, use barrier methods (condoms) for contraception and avoid sexual contact while the sores are present.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Oral Primary herpes simplex infections Adult: 200 mg 5 times daily every 4 hr for 5-10 days; for severely immuno compromised patients and those with i... View More
Probenecid, cimetidine and mycophenolate mofetil may increase the plasma concentration of aciclovir. Increased nephrotoxic effects w/ drugs that affect ... View More
Renal impairment. Pregnancy, lactation. Neurological abnormalities with significant hypoxia, serious hepatic or electrolyte abnormalities. Maintain adeq... View More
Activity against HSV types I and II and varicella-zoster virus is due to intracellular conversion of aciclovir to the monophosphate by viral thymidine k... View More
Child: PO 900 mg/m2/day q8h 60–80 mg/kg/day (max 4 g/day) q6–8h Varicella Zoster (Chickenpox) >2 years and <40 kg: 20 mg/kg/dose PO q6hr for 5 days... View More
Mode of Action
May be taken with or without food. May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort. Reconstitution: Add 10 mL or 20 mL of sterile water for inj to a vi... View More
Herpes simplex infections, Varicella zoster (chickenpox), Herpes zoster (shingles), Genital herpes
Pregnancy Category Note
>10% Oral Malaise (<12%) 1-10% Parenteral Inflammation or phlebitis at injection site (9%),Nausea (7%),Vomiting (7%),Rash or hives (2%),Elevated ... View More
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More