Vitir

Vitir

aciclovir

Manufacturer:

Unison

Distributor:

Health Alliance
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Firma Welfare Instrument
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Acyclovir (aciclovir)
Indications/Uses
Treatment of HSV infections of the skin including initial & recurrent genital herpes & herpes labialis.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult & childn Apply 5 times daily at approx 4 hrly intervals, omitting the night time application. Apply to the lesions or impending lesions as soon as possible, preferably during the early stages (prodrome or erythema). Can also be started during the later (papule or blister) stages. Continue treatment for at least 4 days for herpes labialis & for 5 days for genital herpes. If healing has not occurred, treatment may be continued for up to an additional 5 days.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to acyclovir (aciclovir), valaciclovir.
Special Precautions
Not recommended for application to mucous membranes eg, in the mouth, eye or vagina, as it may be irritant. Particular care should be taken to avoid accidental introduction into the eye. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Very rare: Immediate hypersensitivity reactions including angioedema & urticaria. Uncommon: Transient burning or stinging following application of acyclovir (aciclovir) cream, mild drying or flaking of the skin, itching. Rare: Erythema, contact dermatitis following application.
MIMS Class
Topical Antivirals
ATC Classification
D06BB03 - aciclovir ; Belongs to the class of topical antivirals used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Vitir cream 5 g (5% w/w)
Packing/Price
1's
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