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Vir 250 MG Injection

Manufactured byTroikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsAciclovir
Description

Vir 250 MG Injection is an antiviral agent that is used in the treatment of viral infections such as genital herpes, shingles, chickenpox, encephalitis, etc. caused by herpes zoster and varicella-zoster.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Vir 250 MG Injection

Acivir 10 ml Injection
Cipla Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Vir 250 MG Injection

  • Swelling and redness at the injection site
  • Abdominal pain
  • Increased thirst
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Fever with chills
  • Seizures
  • Unusual bleeding
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Rashes

Uses of Vir 250 MG Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Herpes Simplex Encephalitis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Chickenpox
  • Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus infection
  • 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 receiving 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 receiving 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 receiving 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 receiving 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 vaccine 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

Since this medicine is administered by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of a missed dose is very less.

Overdose

Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
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.

Neurological disorder

The use of high intravenous dose may increase the risk of neurotoxicity, especially in the elderly population with a neurological disorder, kidney or liver injury. Report to your doctor if you experience any symptoms of tremors, confusion, and seizures. Suitable alternative or appropriate dose adjustments might be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine should be administered by a qualified healthcare professional. Inform the doctor if you have a known history of allergy to this medicine. Report to the doctor all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions before receiving this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

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

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antiviral agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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