Covir

Covir

aciclovir

Manufacturer:

Community Pharm PCL

Distributor:

Community Pharm PCL
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Acyclovir.
Description
Each tablet contains Acyclovir 200, 400 mg.
Action
Acyclovir interferes with HSV and VZV DNA polymerase ad inhibits viral DNA replication.
Indications/Uses
For the treatment and prophylaxis of Herpes genitalis and Herpes simplex, including initial and recurrent infection.
For the treatment and prophylaxis of Herpes zoster.
For the treatment of Varicella.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Usual adult and adolescent dose: Genital Herpes infections.
Initial therapy: Oral, 200 mg every four hours while awake, five times a day, for ten days.
Recurrent infections, intermittent therapy: Oral, 200 every four hours while awake, five times a day, for five days.
Recurrent infections, chronic suppressive therapy: Oral, 400 mg twice a day; or 200 mg three to five times a day.
Herpes zoster: Oral, 800 mg every four hours while awake, five times a day, for seven to ten days.
Varicella: Oral, 20 mg per kg of body weight, up to 800 mg per dose, four times a day for five days.
Treatment should be initiated at the earliest sign or symptom of chicken pox.
Herpes simplex, mucocutaneous (treatment): Oral, 200 to 400 mg five times a day for ten days in immunocompromised patients.
Herpes simplex, mucocutaneous (prophylaxis): Oral, 400 mg every twelve hours.
Usual pediatric dose: Children up to 2 years of age.
Dosage has not been established. However, no unusual toxicity or pediatrics' specific problems have been observed in studies done in children using doses of up to 3,000 mg per square meter of body surface area per day and 80 mg per kg of body weight per day.
Children of up to 2 to 12 years of age: Varicella: Oral, 20 mg per kg of body weight, up to 800 mg per dose, four times a day for five days.
Treatment should be initiate at the earliest sign or symptom of chickenpox.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to Acyclovir.
Storage
Store at room temperature 23-32°C.
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
Tab 200 mg x 5 x 5's. 400 mg x 5 x 5's.
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