"Zovirax" - this is an antiviral drug that is used for simple and herpes zoster, cytomegalovirus, varicella.
The active drug ingredient - acyclovir.
on the application of "Zovirax" Instructions
"Zovirax" is used in the treatment of skin infections andmucous membranes, which were caused by the herpes simplex and herpes zoster, varicella. It is administered as a prophylactic agent in patients with immunodeficiency or normal immune status. Newborn drug prescribed for the treatment of herpes infections. "Zovirax" is used in bone marrow transplantation for the prevention of cytomegalovirus infection. Eye ointment "Zovirax" is indicated for inflammation of the cornea, prompted by the herpes simplex virus.
"Zovirax" is produced in the form of tablets, capsules, soluble tablets, intravenous solution, creams and ointments.
Tablets "Zovirax" should be taken orally,drinking plenty of water. When herpes simplex usually prescribed 200 milligrams of the drug five times a day, every four hours. Patients with severe immunodeficiency or intestinal absorption, increase the dose twice. Duration of treatment "Zovirax" - five days. Patients with herpes zoster and varicella drug tablets should be taken within a week to five times a day 800 mg.
For the prevention of relapse of herpes patients,having normal immune status, administered 800 mg of the drug per day: 200 mg every 6 hours. Single dose can be increased by half and thus, the time between doses. Under the same scheme take medication for the prevention of herpes simplex in immunocompromised patients. Reception "Zovirax" should continue as long as the threat of infection does not disappear. To cheap to conduct a course of treatment, you can use the analogy of the drug, for example, "Acyclovir", "Atsigerpin".
"Zovirax": contraindications and side effects
"Zovirax" not suitable for highsensitivity to acyclovir. With careful preparation is prescribed for neurological disorders, dehydration, kidney failure. Pregnant and nursing women should take "Zovirax" only with the permission of the attending physician.
Eye "Zovirax" ointment can cause swelling of the skin, subcutaneous tissue, mucous membranes, burning, inflammation of the edges of the eyelids, inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eye.
Tablets "Zovirax" User can causeThe following side effects: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, disorders stool, jaundice, acute renal failure, fatigue, confusion, dizziness, headache, disorientation in space, anemia, elevated urea and creatinine in the blood, shortness of breath, allergic reactions on the skin.
Cream "Zovirax" can cause itching, irritation,burning and peeling of the skin, acne, contact dermatitis. Side effects often cause cheaper analogues of the drug, so they replaced the drug is recommended only after consulting your doctor.