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Acivex 200 MG Tablet DT

Manufactured byVeritaz Healthcare Ltd.
ContainsAciclovir
Description

Acivex 200 MG Tablet DT is an antiviral agent that is used in the treatment of viral infections such as herpes labialis, genital herpes, shingles, chickenpox, etc. caused by herpes zoster and varicella-zoster.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Acivex 200 MG Tablet DT

  • Abdominal pain
  • Increased thirst
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Fever with chills
  • Seizures
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Rashes

Uses of Acivex 200 MG Tablet DT

What is it prescribed for?

  • Herpes labialis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Chickenpox
  • Herpes Zoster Infection (Shingles)
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies have been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to aciclovir, or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Hydration

This medicine 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 medicine.

Kidney diseases

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the risk of worsening of the condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Elderly population

This medicine should be used with caution in the elderly population with kidney injury or liver injury due to an increase in the risk of neurological problems. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Vaccination for viral infections

Vaccination with varicella and zoster vaccines along with this medicine may reduce the response to vaccines or may cause an infection. It is advised to receive the vaccine at least 24 hours after the acyclovir treatment.

Missed Dose

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.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
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

Phenytoin

Tacrolimus

Sulfasalazine

Tizanidine

Zoster vaccine live

Varicella virus vaccine

Disease interactions

Impaired kidney function

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the risk of worsening of the condition. Report the doctor if you experience unusual symptoms such as sudden weight gain, changes in the frequency of urination, etc. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as advised by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor. Drink an adequate amount of water in order to reduce the risk of kidney injury.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by inhibiting the multiplication of the virus and thereby reducing the severity of the infection.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antiviral agents

Schedule

Schedule H

Acyclovir - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 6 December 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00787

Acivir DT Tablets [Internet]. CiplaMed. 2020 [cited 20 January 2020]. Available from:

https://www.ciplamed.com/content/acivir-dt-tablets

Acyclovir [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 20 January 2020]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Acyclovir
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Information on this page was last updated on 21 Jan 2020

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