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Zovirax (Acyclovir) is used to treat herpes and the pain associated with herpes. It can also be used to treat the symptoms of other herpes-related illnesses, such as chicken pox and shingles. Purchase today and start feeling better!
Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline Brand Name: Zovirax
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Reduces healing time and painful symptoms of herpes
Effects noticeable within 24 hours
Can reduce intensity and frequency of herpes outbreaks
Also effective for other herpes-related illnesses, such as shingles and chicken pox
Minimizes the risk of transmission to an uninfected person
How to use Zovirax (Acyclovir) should be taken orally as soon as symptoms appear. Take this medication as directed. Try to take the medication at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night. This will ensure a constant level of medication in your blood at all times and will increase the efficacity of Zovirax (Acyclovir). Skipping or changing your dose without approval from your doctor may decrease the effectiveness of the drug. If you stop using Zovirax (Acyclovir) too early, this may result in a return of the outbreak.
Overdose In case of an overdose, contact your local poison control center. If the patient has collapsed or stopped breathing, contact your emergency authorities.
Missed dose If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
Notes Do not share this medication with others, since they may have a problem that is not effectively treated by this drug. Avoid sexual activity while signs and symptoms of genital herpes are present to prevent infecting your partner. Inform your doctor if this medication does not appear to decrease the frequency or severity of recurrent infections
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C ) and keep away from light and moisture. KEEP THIS AND ALL MEDICATIONS OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed that the taking of this medication is safe, appropriate or effective for you.
Before taking Zovirax (Acyclovir), tell your doctor about any allergies you have.
Before using Zovirax (Acyclovir), also inform your doctor of your medical history, especially of:
Immune system problems
Zovirax (Acyclovir) is expelled from the body by the kidneys and kidney function declines as you grow older. Therefore, the elderly should be especially cautious when using this drug as they may be more sensitive to some of its side effects, such as dizziness, confusion, and sleepiness.
Before using Zovirax (Acyclovir), inform your doctor of all medications you use, especially of:
There may be other drugs that can affect Zovirax (Acyclovir). Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Side effects of Zovirax (Acyclovir) may include:
Loss of appetite
Notify your doctor if you experience:
Numbness or tingling of the hands or feet
Change in the amount of urine
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
How does Zovirax (Acyclovir) work?
The herpes virus needs an enzyme called DNA polymerase to copy its genetic material from RNA to DNA. This process is necessary for the virus to multiply and continue to survive. When Zovirax (Acyclovir) is applied, its active ingredient Acyclovir is converted to a more active form inside those cells of the body that are infected with herpes simplex. Acyclovir then works by blocking the action of the DNA polymerase. This way it prevents the herpes virus from reproducing and infecting more cells. This controls the infection and helps the immune system to deal with it.
Can women who are pregnant or breastfeeding use this medication?
There isn’t enough information available about the effects of Zovirax (Acyclovir) on pregnant women. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor first before using this medication. Breastfeeding women are advised not to use Zovirax (Acyclovir) as this medication passes into breast-milk and may harm a nursing infant.