What is Acyclovir 400mg?
Acyclovir 400mg is a member of the class of drugs known as antivirals, which is used to treat viral infections. These medications typically only work for a single type or class of viral infections. Acyclovir 400 mg is a drug used to control and treat herpes simplex virus infections (HSV). It is used to treat HSV encephalitis and genital herpes. It is also used in the treatment of chickenpox, shingles, and cold sores. Acyclovir comes in the form of tablet, capsule, suspension, and solution.
Common side effects:
- Stomach Pain
- Loss of appetite
- Increase thirst
Serious side effects:
- Sore throat
- Tarry stool
- blood in stool or urine
Keep the shingles, chickenpox, or herpes-affected areas as dry and clean as you can. Additionally, put on loose-fitting clothing to prevent rubbing the sores. Even while taking acyclovir for your herpes infection, you can still spread the disease to others. Do not allow contaminated areas to come into contact with other people. Do not touch your eyes after touching an infected area. In order to stop spreading the infection to others, wash your hands frequently.
Consult your doctor if you are allergic to its active ingredient before taking acivir 400mg.
Preventing herpes lesions while pregnant is crucial if you have genital herpes. To best control your infection, take your medication as prescribed.
While taking acivir 400 mg, breastfeeding might not be safe. Consult your doctor about any risks.
As soon as the first symptoms appear (such as tingling, burning, blisters), start taking acyclovir.
Acyclovir tablet should not be given to children.
Tell your doctor if you have any other medical issues, particularly dehydration, kidney disease, or a nervous system problem.
Even if your symptoms improve quickly, continue to take this medication for the full duration prescribed. By skipping doses, you run a higher risk of your virus developing drug resistance.