Pills "Acyclovir" is prescribed to children aged 1 year, ointment, cream children from 1 month. The drug is used for the treatment of chickenpox, herpes zoster, herpes simplex, and also as a preventive treatment for herpes, and General low immunity (HIV infection, chemotherapy, etc.). "Acyclovir" in children used as follows. In infections caused by herpes simplex children over 2 years appoint 0.2 g 5 times a day for 5 days. Children aged 2 years give half of this dose.
Prevention of relapse of herpes give 0.2 g of the medication 4 times or 0.4 g, 2 times a day for a long time. Periodically, you need to take a break for 6-12 months. Infectious diseases caused by viruses herpes zoster, chicken pox, the drug is prescribed to children 6 years - 0.8 g, 2-6 years - 0.4 g, under 2 years – 0.2 g, the multiplicity of reception - 4 times a day. The course of treatment of "Acyclovir" - 5 days. In severe cases, the treatment prolong up to 10 days. If shingles cure recommended to use for 3 days after recovery. During treatment it is necessary to increase fluid intake.
Ointment "Acyclovir" appoint not more than 80 mg per 1 kg of weight of the child or not more than 0.25 grams per 25 sq cm of damaged skin. Children aged 12 years outdoor product used in an amount not to exceed 125 mg per 25 sq cm of Ointment should be applied on damaged skin up to 5 times a day. The therapy is 5 days. If the rash has not disappeared, the treatment period extended for another 5 days. Eye ointment "Acyclovir" in children used to the treatment of viral eye disease (herpetic keratitis). The drug lay in the conjunctival SAC 5 times a day. Therapy - at least 7 days. After the disappearance of symptoms continue to use the ointment for 3 more days.
"Acyclovir" may cause the following side effects: vulvitis, itching, burning, skin rash. When applying eye ointment: conjunctivitis, blepharitis, superficial keratopathy, burning at the site of application. In case of overdose the following symptoms: neurological disorder, headache, shortness of breath, impaired renal function, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, convulsions, coma. "Acyclovir" is not recommended to assign children chickenpox if the disease occurs in mild form. The drug is contraindicated in hypersensitivity to its components.