Acivir Cream 5gm

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  • Contains / Salt: Acyclovir (5 % w/w)
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    Acivir Cream 5gm Information

    Acivir Cream 5gm, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Cream. It is primarily used for the treatment of Herpes, Shingles, Cold Sores. Acivir Cream 5gm also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The optimal dosage of Acivir Cream 5gm is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    While these are the most often observed Acivir Cream 5gm side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Acivir Cream 5gm normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

    It is also important to note that Acivir Cream 5gm has a Safe effect for pregnant women and Mild effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Acivir Cream 5gm's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Acivir Cream 5gm related warnings section.

    Acivir Cream 5gm is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Kidney Disease as it can result in adverse effects. The section on Acivir Cream 5gm contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Drug reaction of Acivir Cream 5gm with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

    In addition to the above precautions for Acivir Cream 5gm, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



    Acivir Cream 5gm Benefits & Uses

    Acivir Cream 5gm is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Acivir Cream 5gm 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: Herpes
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
    • Dosage Form: Cream
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 5 daily
    • Course Duration: 4 days
    • Special Instructions: used in herpes simplex labialis, apply to the affected area on face or lips 5
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Herpes
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
    • Dosage Form: Cream
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 5 daily
    • Course Duration: 4 days
    • Special Instructions: used in herpes simplex labialis, apply to the affected area on face or lips 5
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Herpes
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
    • Dosage Form: Cream
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 5 daily
    • Course Duration: 4 days
    • Special Instructions: used in herpes simplex labialis, apply to the affected area on face or lips 5

    Acivir Cream 5gm Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Acivir Cream 5gm safe for pregnant women?


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

      Safe
    • Is the use of Acivir Cream 5gm safe during breastfeeding?


      Side effects of Acivir on breastfeeding women are very mild.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Acivir Cream 5gm on the Kidneys?


      Acivir rarely harms the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Acivir Cream 5gm on the Liver?


      Side effects of Acivir rarely affect the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Acivir Cream 5gm on the Heart?


      Side effects of Acivir rarely affect the heart.

      Mild


    Acivir Cream 5gm Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Acivir Cream 5gm unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Acivir Cream 5gm

    • Is this Acivir Cream 5gm habit forming or addictive?


      Acivir Cream 5gm 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 Cream 5gm since it will not make you feel sleepy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Acivir Cream 5gm does not show any kind of adverse effect.

      Safe
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, Acivir Cream 5gm is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

    Acivir Cream 5gm Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Acivir Cream 5gm


      Taking Acivir Cream 5gm with food does not cause any problems.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Acivir Cream 5gm


      Side effects of drinking alcohol and taking Acivir Cream 5gm 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 Cream 5gm

    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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