Valaciclovir Arpedex

Valaciclovir Arpedex

valaciclovir

Manufacturer:

Tecnimede

Distributor:

Firma Welfare Instrument
/
T-BOMA
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Valaciclovir HCl
Indications/Uses
Treatment of herpes zoster & herpes simplex infection.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Treatment of herpes zoster 1 g tds for 7 days. Immunocompromised patient 1 g tds for 7 days & for 2 days following crushing of lesions. Treatment of herpes simplex 500 mg bd; recurrent episodes: 3-5 days, initial episodes: 10 days. Immunocompromised patient 1 g bd for 5 days. Treatment of cold sores 2 g bd for 1 day, 2nd dose in the 12 hr (no sooner than 6 hr) after 1st dose.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity.
Special Precautions
Ensure adequate fluid intake. Renal or hepatic impairment. Elderly. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Headache, nausea, dyspnoea, rash including photosensitivity.
Drug Interactions
Mycophenolate mofetil, cyclosporin, tacrolimus.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
J05AB11 - valaciclovir ; Belongs to the class of nucleosides and nucleotides excluding reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Used in the systemic treatment of viral infections.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Valaciclovir Arpedex tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
3 × 8's
Form
Valaciclovir Arpedex tab 1000 mg
Packing/Price
3 × 7's
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