Acivir 200 MG Tablet DT
Acivir 200 MG Tablet DT is an antiviral agent which is used in the treatment of infections caused by herpes virus such as chickenpox and herpes zoster. The effect of this medicine is higher if it is started as soon as symptoms appear.
Major & minor side effects for Acivir 200 MG Tablet DT
Swelling and redness at the injection
- Abdominal pain
- Increased thirst
- Loss of appetite
- Unusual tiredness and weakness
- Black or tarry stools RARE
- Fever with chills RARE
- SeizuresSEVERE RARE
- Unusual bleeding RARE
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Acivir 200 MG Tablet DT , and hence can be used as its substitute.
- Herpesafe 200 MG Tablet DT
- Ocuvir 200 MG Tablet DT
What is it prescribed for?
Herpes Zoster Infections
Acivir 200 MG Tablet DT is used in the treatment of herpes zoster infection which is a viral infection caused by varicella-zoster virus.
Acivir 200 MG Tablet DT is used in the treatment of genital herpes which is a sexually transmitted viral infection caused by herpes simplex virus.
When not to use?
If you have a known allergy to Acivir 200 MG Tablet DT or any other medicine belongs to the class anti-herpes virals.
Missed / Overdose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you’re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
Description – Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Instructions – Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
- General Instructions
Take Acivir 200 MG Tablet DT with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor. Drink adequate amount of water in order to reduce the risk of kidney injury.
Warnings for special population
Pregnancy –This medicine is recommended for pregnant women. Discuss with your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
Breast-feeding–This medicine is excreted through the breastmilk. Discuss with your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine. Monitoring of any undesired effects is necessary.
Hydration –Acivir 200 MG Tablet DT may increase the risk of kidney injury when taken with other medicines that cause kidney injury. Adequate water should be consumed to prevent the accumulation of the medicine.
Impaired kidney function–Acivir 200 MG Tablet DT is used with caution in the patients with the severe kidney injury. Suitable dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.
Elderly population–Acivir 200 MG Tablet DT is used with caution in the elderly population with kidney injury or liver injury due to increase in the risk of neurological problems. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.
Pediatric population–The safety and efficacy of the oral formulation of Acivir 200 MG Tablet DT has not been established in children less than 2 years of age.
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