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Zovirax 30 MG Eye Ointment

Manufactured byGlaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsAciclovir
Description

Zovirax 30 MG Eye Ointment is an antiviral medicine used in the treatment of acute herpetic keratitis, an eye viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Zovirax 30 MG Eye Ointment

  • Eye redness
  • Eye irritation and discomfort
  • Itching eyes
  • Eye pain

Uses of Zovirax 30 MG Eye Ointment

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acute herpetic keratitis
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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 using 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 using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you are known allergic 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 using 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 using this medicine.
General warnings

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 2 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed one.

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
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use this medicine exactly as prescribed. Do not apply in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not 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

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antiviral agents

Schedule

Schedule H

Zovirax Eye Ointment - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (emc) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2020 [cited 13 January 2020]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/5469

Acyclovir Ophthalmic: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 13 January 2020]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a619029.html

Acyclovir - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 13 January 2020]. Available from:

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

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2020 [cited 13 January 2020]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2019/0202408s000lbl.pdf
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Information on this page was last updated on 21 Jan 2020

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