Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet

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Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet Information

Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Herpes, Shingles, Cold Sores. Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

In addition, Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Mild for lactating mothers. In addition, Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet related warnings section.

Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Kidney Disease as it can result in adverse effects. The section on Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

Besides this, Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet Benefits & Uses

Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Chickenpox
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 800 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 5 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Herpes Simplex Encephalitis (HSE)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 400 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Chickenpox
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 800 mcg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: 5 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Chickenpox
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: 5 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Chickenpox
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: 5 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Aciherpin is safe to take during pregnancy.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Side effects of Aciherpin on breastfeeding women are very mild.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Aciherpin on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet on the Liver?


    Aciherpin may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet on the Heart?


    Aciherpin is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet

  • Is this Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet since it will not make you feel sleepy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet is safe as it does not bear any side effects.

    Safe
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet


    It is safe to take Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet


    Taking Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet and alcohol together may cause some problems. If you notice any of these side effects, it is best to go to your doctor.

    Mild


Frequently asked Questions about Aciherpin 800 Mg Tablet

Question over 4 years ago

Does Aciherpin prevent transmission of herpes?

Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

No, Aciherpin does not prevent the transmission of herpes simplex virus type-2 (HSV-2) in patients who are immunocompromised (weak immune system). Clinical studies have shown that it is not effective in preventing the transmission of herpes. Hence, you are recommended to use barrier methods such as a condom during intercourse to prevent the transmission of herpes.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Aciherpin cause hair loss?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Yes, Aciherpin might cause hair loss (alopecia) but it occurs very rarely. This problem goes away after discontinuation of this drug. For partial hair loss, you are advised to use hair tonic and discuss with the doctor for best possible treatment to hair loss.

Question about 5 years ago

Can Aciherpin cause headache?

Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

Rarely, Aciherpin causes a headache. It is an uncommon side effect of this medicine. If you experience a severe headache after taking this drug, take a mild painkiller, apply balms and take rest, even if the pain does not subside then discuss it with your doctor.

Question about 5 years ago

Can Aciherpin cause fatigue?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Rarely, Aciherpin causes fatigue. It is a known side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause of fatigue is not known. If you experience tiredness after taking this drug, then try to take some rest even after that if you feel excessive tiredness then do discuss it with your doctor.

Question over 4 years ago

Can Aciherpin cause anemia?

Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Aciherpin may cause anemia as well as thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) but it occurs in a few cases only. It is a rare side effect of this drug. If you are experiencing tiredness or shortness of breath or bleeding then discuss it with your doctor without further delay.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 798-800

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Zovirax® (acyclovir)



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