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US Brand Name Zovirax
Generic Name Acyclovir
Other Brand Name Acivir
Packing 5g
Manufacturer Cipla
Form Eye Ointment
Strength 3%
Country India

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Details

Introduction

Acyclovir as described by the name is an eye ointment and Acyclovir is one of the most popular antiviral medicines. Acyclovir drug is used for combating the infection into the human eye, and it is used to reduce the growth of herpes virus. Acyclovir is not a drug which cures the herpes but it definitely helps to reduce the symptoms of infection. It is the primary prescribed drug for viral infections.


Use

Well Acyclovir is used for treating the infection in eye. Acyclovir is also used for genital herpes simplex. If you get redness in eyes, itching or irritation this ointments is readily used for treating the eyes. The eye ointments are prescribed for herpes simplex keratitis. The patient is required to use Acyclovir ointment when he/she feels blister, burning and tingling. Acyclovir is basically used for the inflation of the front eye cornea caused by infection.


Side effects

The medicines do affect differently on patients who are using Acyclovir. Some of the side effects of using this Acyclovir are as follows: eye irritation, stinging of eye on application of the drug, inflammation of the lining of the eye, pain and redness. Another side effect is the inflammation of the eyelids. These side effects of Acyclovir are found with different percentage in people like some are very common, the others are common and rare.


Contraindication

Acyclovir is contradicted to people who are allergic to Acyclovir. You need to inform the doctor if you are allergic to it. Acyclovir drug should not be used by hypersensitive people.


storage

Store Acyclovir in cool and dry place.


Composition

Acyclovir is composed of numerous ingredients. Acyclovir is a mixture of chemicals and drugs which are used for treating the infection.


Important Precautions

There are some precautionary measures which you must follow for using Acyclovir ointment. This medicine only should be used for eye purposes and not for ear purposes. When you are going to put Acyclovir in the eye, the lenses should not be worn. After putting the ointment, your vision would blurred for some time but during this time, you are not required to operate machinery until it has worn off. If you are using two ointments for treatment, then you must use both of the eye drops for at least five minutes gap. You need to buy the sealed eye drops and this Acyclovir. Acyclovir is sterile until opened. You can use this ointment with in four weeks after it gets opened.


Dosage and administration

Dosage of Acyclovir depends on the condition of the patient. The doctor can prescribe you better about the dosage but usually it is 2 to 3 times in a day with 2 drops in each eye. In children, the dosage can be reduced to one drop per eye and two times a day.