Zovirax 800 Tablet (Acyclovir 800mg)
$66.00 – $192.00
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Herpes simplex virus infections, Chickenpox
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
10 tablets in 1 strip
50 Tablet/s, 100 Tablet/s, 150 Tablet/s
|Zovirax 800 Tablet (Acyclovir 800mg)
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Zovirax 800 MG Tablet is an antiviral medicine. It is used in the treatment of viral infections such as genital herpes (an infection that causes sores around the genitals and rectum area), shingles (painful rashes that can occur due to the reactivation of the chickenpox virus in the body), and chickenpox (a highly contagious viral infection that causes blisters and itchy rash on the skin). Zovirax 800 MG Tablet works by preventing the multiplication of the viruses. Thus, it decreases the severity of the infection and reduces the symptoms.
Zovirax 800 MG Tablet may cause common side effects such as dizziness, headache, diarrhoea, stomach pain, indigestion, etc. Consult your doctor if these symptoms persist or become severe.
Zovirax 800 MG Tablet can be taken with or without food as advised by your doctor. Take it at the same time every day for the ease of remembering. Do not skip doses or discontinue the treatment without consulting your doctor, as it may worsen your condition.
Zovirax 800 MG Tablet should be avoided if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have kidney problems or any other health conditions. Also, inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines to avoid undesired effects. If you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before taking this medication.
List of substitutes for Zovirax 800 MG Tablet
Acivir 800 MG Tablet
Glenvirax 800 MG Tablet
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Herpex 800 MG Tablet
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Lovir 800 MG Tablet
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Major & minor side effects for Zovirax 800 MG Tablet
Unusual tiredness and weakness
Fever with chills
Nausea and vomiting
Uses of Zovirax 800 MG Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes virus. It is characterised by painful blisters (fluid-filled bumps) in the genitals and surrounding areas. Zovirax 800 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Genital herpes.
Chickenpox is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It is characterised by itchy skin rashes with red blisters all over the body. Zovirax 800 MG Tablet is used for the treatment of Chickenpox.
Shingles is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It can occur in any part of the body and is presented with symptoms like painful rashes, itching, blisters, tingling sensation, etc. Zovirax 800 MG Tablet is used for the treatment of Shingles.
When not to use?
Avoid taking Zovirax 800 MG Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population
Animal studies indicate that Zovirax 800 MG Tablet does not harm the developing foetus. However, due to the lack of human studies use this medicine during pregnancy only upon your doctor’s recommendation. Your doctor will consider the potential risks and benefits before prescribing it to you.
Zovirax 800 MG Tablet passes into the breastmilk in low amounts. Therefore, consult your doctor to understand the potential risks and benefits before taking this medicine if you are breastfeeding.
Zovirax 800 MG Tablet should be used with caution in the elderly population as the risk of kidney injury is high. Dose adjustments may be necessary for the elderly with kidney problems.
Vaccination for viral infections
Vaccination with varicella and zoster vaccine should be avoided during treatment with Zovirax 800 MG Tablet, as it may inactivate the vaccine before your body can develop immunity to the virus. Hence, inform your doctor about the use of this medicine before getting vaccinated. Your doctor may delay giving the vaccine until the medicine gets eliminated from your body.
Driving or operating machines
Zovirax 800 MG Tablet may cause drowsiness or dizziness. Hence, avoid driving vehicles or operating machines if you experience such symptoms during treatment with this medicine.
Take the missed dose of Zovirax 800 MG Tablet as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Never take more than the prescribed dose. Contact your doctor in case of an overdose ofZovirax 800 MG Tablet.
Zovirax 800 MG Tablet may be taken with or without food. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised.
Consult your doctor if you experience any undesirable effects that persist or worsen.
Drink plenty of water while taking this medicine to prevent dehydration.
Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines if you feel dizzy or drowsy after taking this medicine.