Acyclovir 200/400/800 Stada

Acyclovir 200/400/800 Stada

aciclovir

Manufacturer:

Stada

Distributor:

HK Medical Supplies
/
Health Express
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Acyclovir
Indications/Uses
Acyclovir 200 HSV infections, genital herpes of the skin & mucous membranes (primary & frequently recurring genital herpes). Recurrence prevention for adults w/ very severe forms of very frequently recurring genital HSV infection. Acyclovir 400 Shingles (herpes zoster). Prevention of severe cases of herpes simplex infection in severely immunocompromised adult patients exposed to an elevated risk of infection eg, following organ transplant. Acyclovir 800 Shingles (herpes zoster).
Dosage/Direction for Use
Acyclovir 200 HSV infections Adult & childn >2 yr 1 tab 5 times daily every 4 hr. Childn <2 yr ½ of adult dosage. Renal impairment, CrCl <10 mL/min/1.73 m2 1 tab bd every 12 hr. Prophylaxis of severe forms & very frequently recurring genital HSV infection Immunocompetent patient 1 tab qds every 6 hr. Alternatively, 1 tab tds every 8 hr, or 1 tab bd every 12 hr. Immunocompromised patient 1 tab qds every 6 hr. Severely immunocompromised patient (eg, following organ transplant) 2 tab qds every 6 hr. Acyclovir 400 Shingles Adult 2 tab 5 times daily every 4 hr. Renal impairment, CrCl 10-25 mL/min/1.73 m2 2 tab tds every 8 hr. CrCl <10 mL/min/1.73 m2 2 tab bd every 12 hr. Prevention of HSV infection Severely immunocompromised patient exposed to an elevated risk of infection 1 tab qds every 6 hr. Acyclovir 800 Shingles Adult 1 tab 5 times daily every 4 hr. Renal impairment, CrCl 10-25 mL/min/1.73 m2 1 tab tds every 8 hr. CrCl <10 mL/min/1.73 m2 1 tab bd every 12 hr.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Acyclovir 200/400 Impaired kidney function. Urinary output <100 mL/24 hr.
Special Precautions
Adverse Reactions
Skin rashes; GI symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea & abdominal pain; neurological side effects mainly dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, drowsiness.
Drug Interactions
MIMS Class
Antivirals
ATC Classification
J05AB01 - aciclovir ; Belongs to the class of nucleosides and nucleotides excluding reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Used in the systemic treatment of viral infections.
Presentation/Packing
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Acyclovir 200 Stada tab 200 mg
Packing/Price
25's
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Acyclovir 400 Stada tab 400 mg
Packing/Price
35's
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Acyclovir 800 Stada tab 800 mg
Packing/Price
35's
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