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Brand Name Zovirax
Generic Name Acyclovir
Category Bacterial Infection
Medication 200, 400 and 800 mg

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What is Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) and what are its uses ?
How does Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) Works (Mechanism) ?
Dosage: How should you take Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) ?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Acyclovir (generic Zovirax)
Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) Warnings and Precautions.
Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) Side effects.

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What is Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) and what are its uses ?

Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) treats certain types of viral infections, specifically herpes infections.

Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) does not cure herpes infections; it will help the sores heal faster and help to relieve the pain or discomfort. Sometimes Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) is given to help prevent the infection from coming back.

Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) also treats shingles and chickenpox infections.

How does Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) Works (Mechanism) ?

Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) tablets contain the active ingredient Acyclovir, which is an antiviral medicine used to treat infections with herpes viruses.

The herpes viruses include the viruses that cause cold sores and genital herpes (herpes simplex 1 and 2) and the virus that causes chickenpox and shingles (varicella zoster or herpes varicellae). Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) works by stopping these herpes viruses from reproducing and infecting more cells in the body.

Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) is converted to a more active form inside cells of the body that are infected with herpes viruses. The activated Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) then works by blocking the action of a viral enzyme called DNA polymerase.

The herpes viruses need the DNA polymerase enzyme to copy their genetic material from RNA to DNA. This process is necessary for the viruses to multiply and continue to survive. By blocking the action of DNA polymerase, Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) prevents the herpes viruses from multiplying. This controls the infection and helps the immune system to deal with it.

Dosage: How should you take Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) ?

Take Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) tablets orally.

Swallow Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) tablets whole with a full glass of water. You can take Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) with or without food. Take your Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) doses at regular intervals. Do not take Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) more often than directed.

Finish the full course of Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) prescribed by your prescriber or health care professional even if you think your condition is better.

For Genital Herpes
The usual dose of Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) is one 200-milligram tablet 5 times daily for 10 days. If the herpes is recurrent, the usual adult dose of Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) is 400 milligrams tablet 2 times daily for up to 12 months.

If genital herpes is intermittent, the usual adult dose of Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) is one 200-milligram tablet 5 times a day for 5 days. Therapy should be started at the earliest sign or symptom.

For Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
The usual adult dose of Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) is one 800 milligrams tablet every 4 hours, 5 times daily for 7 to 10 days.

For Chickenpox
The usual adult dose of Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) is 800 milligrams 4 times a day for 5 days.

If you have a kidney disorder, the dose of Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) will need to be adjusted by your doctor.

The safety and effectiveness of oral Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) have not been established completely in children. However, your doctor may decide that the benefits of Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) outweigh the potential risks.

Older adults
Your doctor will start you at the low end of the Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) dosage range, since older adults are more apt to have kidney problems or other disease, or to be taking other medications.

Have you skipped your Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) dose?
If you miss a dose of Acyclovir (generic Zovirax), take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses of Acyclovir (generic Zovirax).

If you take too much of Acyclovir (generic Zovirax)?
Incase of an overdose with Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) seek medical emergency immediately.

Symptoms of Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) overdose include

  • seizures,
  • hallucinations, and
  • kidney damage

Where should you store Acyclovir (generic Zovirax)?
Store Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

Store Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) at room temperature between 15° and 25°C (59° and 77°F). Protect from light and moisture. Throw away any unused amount of Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) after the expiration date.

Available strengths of Acyclovir (generic Zovirax)
Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) tablets are available in the strengths of 200 mg, 400 mg and 800 mg.


Possible food and drug interactions when taking Acyclovir (generic Zovirax)

Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) may interact with the following drugs. They may increase or decrease the activity of Acyclovir (generic Zovirax)

  • fosphenytoin
  • phenytoin
  • probenecid
  • zidovudine, AZT

Inform your health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.  

Who should not take Acyclovir (generic Zovirax)?
Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) seems relatively safe during pregnancy. Nevertheless, Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) should be used only if its benefits outweigh the potential risk to the baby. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) appears in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. If Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding your baby until your treatment with Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) is finished.

If you are being treated for a kidney disorder, consult your doctor before taking Acyclovir (generic Zovirax). The drug has been known to cause kidney failure.

If you develop unusual bruising or bleeding under the skin, be sure to alert your doctor. It could signal a dangerous blood disorder.

If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) or similar drugs, you should not take Acyclovir (generic Zovirax). Make sure that your doctor is aware of any drug reactions that you have experienced.


Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) Warnings and Precautions.

Inform your prescriber or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve after 1 week.

Make sure to drink plenty of water or fluids while taking Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) to help prevent side effects.

Even though you are taking Acyclovir (generic Zovirax), you can still pass herpes or chickenpox to another person.

Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) works best when taken very early in the course of an infection. Begin treatment at the first signs of infection (such as tingling, itching, or pain in the affected area).

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease. Taking Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) will not stop your sexual partner from getting the infection. Do not have sex if you have an active herpes infection; you can use a condom during sex, but this is not foolproof.

Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) Side effects.

The side effects of Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) you may notice depend upon the dose you are taking and the infection being treated; not all side effects occur in every patient.

Side effects of Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • confusion or hallucinations (i.e., seeing things that are not there)
  • increased thirst
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • reduced amount of urine passed
  • seizures
  • skin rash or hives
  • stomach pain
  • tremor
  • unusual weakness or tiredness

Side effects of Acyclovir (generic Zovirax) that usually do not require medical attention:

  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • increased sensitivity to the sun
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea, vomiting