Instructions for use of "Zovirax"
"Zovirax" is used in the treatment of infections of the skin and mucous membranes, which were caused by the herpes simplex and herpes zoster, varicella. It is administered as a prophylactic agent for patients with immunodeficiency, or a normal immune status. Newborn drug prescribed for the treatment of herpes infections. "Zovirax" is used in bone marrow transplantation to prevent cytomegalovirus infection. Eye ointment "Zovirax" is assigned when inflammation of the cornea of the eye triggered by the herpes simplex virus.
"Zovirax" is available in the form of tablets, capsules, soluble tablets, intravenous solution, cream and ointment.
Tablets "Zovirax" need to be taken orally, drinking plenty of water. When the herpes simplex is usually prescribed 200 milligrams of the drug five times a day, every four hours. Patients with severe immunodeficiency or intestinal absorption dose increased twice. The duration of treatment "Zovirax" - five days. Patients with herpes zoster and chicken pox drug pills you need to take during the week, five times a day 800 mg.
For the prevention of exacerbations of herpes in patients with normal immune status, prescribed 800 mg of the drug per day: 200 milligrams every 6 hours. You can increase the dose by half and, accordingly, the time between doses. In the same way the drug is taken for the prevention of herpes simplex virus in patients with immunodeficiency. The reception of "Zovirax" should continue as long as the threat of infection will not disappear. To cheap to a course of treatment, it is possible to use analogues of the drug, for example, "Acyclovir", "Aciherpin".
"Zovirax": contraindications and side effects
"Zovirax" is contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to acyclovir. With caution the drug is prescribed for neurological disorders, dehydration, renal failure. Pregnant and lactating women should be "Zovirax" only with the permission of the attending physician.
Eye ointment "Zovirax" can provoke swelling of the skin, subcutaneous tissue, mucous membranes, burning sensation, inflammation of the eyelids, inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eye.
Tablets "Zovirax" for reviews can cause the following side effects: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, disorders of stool, jaundice, acute renal failure, fatigue, confusion, dizziness, headache, disorientation in space, anaemia, elevated urea and creatinine in the blood, shortness of breath, allergic reactions on the skin.
Cream "Zovirax" may cause itching, irritation, burning and peeling of the skin, acne, contact dermatitis. Side effects are more likely to cause cheap analogues of the drug, so they can replace the drug is recommended only after consulting a doctor.