Zovirax 200 Tablet (5)

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Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) Information

Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Herpes, Shingles, Cold Sores. Other than this, Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Zovirax 200 Tablet (5). Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

It is also important to note that Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) has a Safe effect for pregnant women and Mild effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Zovirax 200 Tablet (5)'s effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Kidney Disease must refrain from the use of Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) contraindications section.

Besides this, Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) Benefits & Uses

Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Zovirax 200 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

Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) safe for pregnant women?


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

    Safe
  • Is the use of Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) safe during breastfeeding?


    Side effects of Zovirax on breastfeeding women are very mild.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) on the Kidneys?


    Zovirax rarely affects the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) on the Liver?


    Side effects of Zovirax rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) on the Heart?


    Zovirax is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Zovirax 200 Tablet (5)

  • Is this Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Zovirax 200 Tablet (5).

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


    Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) does not show any kind of adverse effect.

    Safe
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Zovirax 200 Tablet (5)


    Taking Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Zovirax 200 Tablet (5)


    Drinking alcohol while taking Zovirax 200 Tablet (5) may lead to slight side effects. If you experience any side effects, contact your doctor.

    Mild


Frequently asked Questions about Zovirax 200 Tablet (5)

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Zovirax cause headache?

Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

Rarely, Zovirax 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 almost 5 years ago

Can Zovirax cause fatigue?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Rarely, Zovirax 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 5 years ago

What is Zovirax?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Zovirax is a brand name of acyclovir and it comes in different dosage forms such as a tablet, injection, and topical cream. It belongs to the class of drug known as antivirals. It is a prescription drug that is used in the treatment of infections caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) such as genital herpes and herpes labialis (cold sores). It is also used in the treatment of chickenpox and herpes zoster (shingles) which are caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV).

Question almost 4 years ago

Can I take Zovirax with paracetamol?

Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

Yes Zovirax can be taken with paracetamol. Paracetamol does not interfere with the efficacy of Zovirax. 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

Does Zovirax cause hair loss?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Yes, Zovirax 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.



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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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