Acylex 200Mg Tablets 25S (Pack Size 5 X 5S)
Brand : ferozsons laboratories
How it works
It contain a medicine called aciclovir. This belongs to a group of medicines called antivirals. It works by killing or stopping the growth of viruses.
ACYLEX TAB 200 MG 5X5'S
Requires Prescription (YES/NO)
Aciclovir can be used to • Treat chickenpox and shingles • Treat cold sores, genital herpes and other herpes simplex infections • Stop these problems returning after you have had them • Stop these problems in people whose immune system works less well, which means their bodies are less able to fight infections.
Anaphylaxis, fever, headache, pain, peripheral edema; Diarrhea, elevated liver function tests, gastrointestinal distress, nausea , Hypotension, disseminated intravascular coagulation, hemolysis, leukopenia, lymphadenopathy , Myalgia , Agitation, coma, confusion, delerium, dizziness, hallucinations, obtundation, psychosis, seizures, somnolence (these symptoms may be marked, particularly in older adults , alopecia, erythema multiforme, pruritis, rash, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, urticaria.
When not to Use
Do not take Aciclovir : • If you are allergic to aciclovir or valaciclovir or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
Herpes simplex treatment : Adults : 200mg ( 400mg in the immunocompromised or if absorption impaired ) 5 times daily, usually for 5 days. Children : Under 2 yr, half adult dose; over 2 yr, same as adult dose. Herpes simplex , prevention of recurrence : Adults : 200mg 4 times daily or 400mg twice daily possibly reduced to 200mg 2 or 3 times daily and interrupted every 6-12 mnth. OR As directed by your physician.
Storage yes or /no
Store this medicine at room temperature, away from direct light and heat.
Elderly patients are likely to have reduced renal function and therefore the need for dose adjustment must be considered in this group of patients. Both elderly patients and patients with renal impairment are at increased risk of developing neurological side effects and should be closely monitored for evidence of these effects. In the reported cases, these reactions were generally reversible on discontinuation of treatment .
Aciclovir is eliminated by renal clearance, therefore the dose must be adjusted in patients with renal impairment .
Some side effects such as feeling drowsy or sleepy may impair your ability to concentrate and react. Make sure you are not affected before you drive or operate machinery .
Hydration status: Care should be taken to maintain adequate hydration in patients receiving high oral doses of aciclovir.
Always consult your physician before using any medicine.
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