Acyclovir 200/400/800 Stada

Acyclovir 200/400/800 Stada

aciclovir

Manufacturer:

Stada

Distributor:

DCH Auriga
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Acyclovir
Indications/Uses
200 mg: HSV infections, genital herpes of the skin & mucous membranes (ie, primary & frequently recurring genital herpes). Recurrence prevention for adults w/ very severe forms of very frequently recurring genital HSV infection. 400 mg: Prevention of severe cases of herpes simplex infection in severely immunocompromised adults exposed to an elevated risk of infection (eg, following organ transplants). 400 mg & 800 mg: Shingles (herpes zoster).
Dosage/Direction for Use
200 mg HSV infections Adult & childn >2 yr 1 tab 5 times daily (every 4 hr) during the day. Childn <2 yr ½ adult dose. Patient w/ renal impairment (CrCl <10 mL/min/1.73 m2) 1 tab bd (every 12 hr). Prophylaxis of severe forms & very frequently recurring genital HSV infections Immunocompetent adult patient 1 tab qds (every 6 hr); or 1 tab tds (every 8 hr) or 1 tab bd (every 12 hr). Immunocompromised adult patient 1 tab qds (every 6 hr). 200 mg & 400 mg Prophylaxis of severe forms & very frequently recurring genital HSV infections or HSV infection prevention Severely immunocompromised patient (eg, following organ transplant) 400 mg (two 200-mg tab or one 400-mg tab) qds (every 6 hr). 400 mg & 800 mg Shingles Adult 800 mg (two 400-mg tab or one 800-mg tab) 5 times daily (every 4 hr) during the day. Patient w/ renal impairment: CrCl 10-25 mL/min/1.73 m2 800 mg tds (every 8 hr), <10 mL/min/1.73 m2 800 mg bd (every 12 hr).
Administration
Should be taken with food: Take after meals. Swallow whole w/ a glass of water. Ensure adequate fluid intake.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Renal impairment; reduced urinary output <100 mL/24 hr (for 200 mg & 400 mg only).
Special Precautions
Pregnancy. Breastfeeding is discouraged. Check kidney function & ensure adequate fluid intake among elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Skin rash; GI symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea & abdominal pain; dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, drowsiness; transient convulsions & psychoses.
Drug Interactions
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.
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