Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5)

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  • Contains / Salt: Acyclovir (400 mg)
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    Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) Information

    Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. Herpes, Shingles, Cold Sores are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) have also been explained below.

    Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5). 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 Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

    Furthermore, you should know that effect of Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) is Safe for pregnant women and Mild for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) related warnings section.

    Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Kidney Disease must refrain from the use of Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) contraindications section.

    Besides this, Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



    Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) Benefits & Uses

    Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) 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

    Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) safe for pregnant women?


      Pregnant women can take Acivir without worrying about any side effects.

      Safe
    • Is the use of Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) safe during breastfeeding?


      Side effects of Acivir on breastfeeding women are very mild.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) on the Kidneys?


      Acivir rarely harms the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) on the Liver?


      Side effects of Acivir rarely affect the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) on the Heart?


      Side effects of Acivir rarely affect the heart.

      Mild


    Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5)

    • Is this Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) habit forming or addictive?


      Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) 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 Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) since it will not make you feel sleepy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) does not show any kind of adverse effect.

      Safe
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

    Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5)


      Taking Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) with food does not cause any problems.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5)


      Side effects of drinking alcohol and taking Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5) at the same time are rare and minor. However, if you face any side effects, talk to your doctor immediately.

      Mild


    Frequently asked Questions about Acivir 400 DT Tablet (5)

    Question almost 5 years ago

    How long can I safely take Acivir?

    Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

    Take Acivir as directed by your doctor. Do not take this medicine longer than prescribed to avoid unpleasant side effects.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Acivir cause acne?

    Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

    No, Acivir does not cause acne. It has not been reported by the patient who is taking this medicine. However, if you are experiencing acne after taking this drug, this might be due to other medical conditions. You are advised to use some over the counter creams such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide cream.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Acivir affect blood sugar levels?

    Dr. Faisal Mukhtar MBBS, PG Dip, DNB , Ophthalmology

    No, Acivir does not affect blood sugar levels. It has not been reported to lower the blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). So, if you have diabetes keep a check on your blood sugar levels and in case if you feel lightheadedness, shaking or increased heartbeat after taking this drug then drink a glass of fruit juice, eat candies to restore your blood sugar levels and report to your doctor.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Can I take Acivir with paracetamol?

    Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

    Yes Acivir can be taken with paracetamol. Paracetamol does not interfere with the efficacy of Acivir. Hence, it is alright to take them together. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Acivir cause fatigue?

    Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

    Rarely, Acivir 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.



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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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