Zovirax Tablet

Zovirax Tablet

aciclovir

Manufacturer:

GlaxoSmithKline Indonesia
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Aciclovir
Dosage/Direction for Use
Tab Adult Herpes simplex virus infections 200 mg 5 times daily 4 hrly w/o night dose. Continue treatment for 5 days, but may be extended in severe initial infections. Immune-compromised & impaired gut absorption Increase dose to 400 mg. Suppression of herpes simplex in immune-compromised patient 200 mg 4 times daily 6 hrly or 400 mg twice daily 12 hrly. Prophylaxis of herpes simplex 200 mg 4 times daily 6 hrly. Varicella & herpes zoster 800 mg 5 times daily 4 hrly, w/o night dose. Continue treatment for 7 days. Childn Treatment & prophylaxis of herpes simplex in immune-compromised patient, >2 yr same as adult dose, <2 yr half the adult dose. Varicella infections 20 mg/kg, not exceeding 800 mg 4 times daily, >6 yr 800 mg 4 times daily, 2-6 yr 400 mg 4 times daily, <2 yr 200 mg 4 times daily. Continue treatment for 5 days.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to aciclovir or valaciclovir.
Special Precautions
Ensure to maintain adequate hydration in high doses. Renal impairment. Pregnancy & lactation. Elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Headache, dizziness; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain; pruritus, rash including photosensitivity; fatigue, fever.
Drug Interactions
Increased plasma conc w/ probenecid & cimetidine.
MIMS Class
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
Form
Zovirax Tablet 200 mg
Packing/Price
5 × 5's
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