Ocuvir SR Tablet

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  • Manufactured by: Fdc Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Acyclovir (1200 mg)
  • Seller: Apollo Pharmacy Limited
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    • Country of Origin: India
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    Ocuvir SR Tablet Information

    Ocuvir SR Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. Herpes, Shingles, Cold Sores are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Ocuvir SR Tablet have also been explained below.

    The optimal dosage of Ocuvir SR Tablet 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 Ocuvir SR Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Ocuvir SR Tablet go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

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

    Ocuvir SR Tablet is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Kidney Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Ocuvir SR Tablet contraindications section.

    Additionally, Ocuvir SR Tablet may also adversely react with other medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

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



    Ocuvir SR Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Ocuvir SR Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Ocuvir SR 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

    Ocuvir SR Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Ocuvir SR Tablet safe for pregnant women?


      Ocuvir is safe to take during pregnancy.

      Safe
    • Is the use of Ocuvir SR Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Side effects of Ocuvir on breastfeeding women are very mild.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Ocuvir SR Tablet on the Kidneys?


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

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Ocuvir SR Tablet on the Liver?


      Side effects of Ocuvir rarely affect the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Ocuvir SR Tablet on the Heart?


      Ocuvir is rarely harmful for the heart.

      Mild


    Ocuvir SR Tablet Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Ocuvir SR Tablet

    • Is this Ocuvir SR Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Forming a habit of Ocuvir SR Tablet has not been reported.

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


      Ocuvir SR Tablet will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, the use of Ocuvir SR Tablet is considered safe.

      Safe
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, the use of Ocuvir SR Tablet in mental disorders is not effective.

      No

    Ocuvir SR Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Ocuvir SR Tablet


      Taking Ocuvir SR Tablet with food is safe.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Ocuvir SR Tablet


      Side effects of drinking alcohol and taking Ocuvir SR Tablet 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 Ocuvir SR Tablet

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can I discontinue Ocuvir on my own without doctors advice?

    Dr. Tarun kumar MBBS , Other

    No, Ocuvir should not be discontinued without doctors advice to ensure complete eradication of the infection. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

    Question about 4 years ago

    Is Ocuvir an antibiotic?

    Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS , General Surgery

    No, Ocuvir is not an antibiotic. It is an antiviral drug which is used to treat infections caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) such as genital herpes. It is also used in the treatment of chickenpox and herpes zoster (shingles) which are caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV).

    Question about 5 years ago

    How long can I safely take Ocuvir?

    Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

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

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Can I take Ocuvir with prednisone?

    Dr. Vipin Khadse MBBS , General Physician

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

    Question about 5 years ago

    How does Ocuvir work?

    Aakash Shah MBBS, MBBS , General Physician

    Ocuvir contains acyclovir. It works by preventing the DNA synthesis and replication of the virus. It interferes with DNA polymerase enzyme which is essential for the virus to synthesize DNA that helps in replicating the virus. In this way Ocuvir ensures eradication of viral infection from the body.



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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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