Indications for use Aciclovir.
The drug is used to treat various diseases caused by herpes simplex virus, including genital herpes, herpes keratitis, etc.
In addition, the tool is effective for the treatment of primary and recurrent viral infections, the causative agent of which is Varicella zoster (shingles, chickenpox).
It prevents the appearance of new elements of the rash, reduces the likelihood of their spread to the skin and defeat the virus of internal organs. The use of the drug accelerates the formation of crusts and the healing process of the skin, as well as reduces discomfort in severe stages of the disease.
Aciclovir has immunomodulatory properties and activates the protective properties of the body with a weakened immune system, so it is used as part of complex treatment in patients with immunodeficiency and those who underwent bone marrow transplantation.
How to use and dosage of Aciclovir.
- The first infection with herpes type 1 or 2: five times a day for 200 mg.it is Possible to increase the dosage to 400 mg. Five days.
- Relapse or re-eruption: 4 times a day or 200 mg 2 R/d 400 mg. for Five days.
- Varicella-zoster, aka chicken pox aka herpes zoster type 3: 800 mg five times a day. Equal intervals of time. Within 7 days.
Children, with no age can be:
- From 2 years and older-the same dosage as adults.
- Under 2 years-half of the adult dosage. The duration is the same.
For elderly patients and patients with renal insufficiency, the dosage is prescribed by the doctor individually, based on the overall picture.
The drug is taken orally, regardless of the meal, with water.
The main contraindication to using Aciclovir is individual hypersensitivity to the components of the drug.
Pregnancy and lactation.
The effect of using the product during pregnancy and breast-feeding has not been studied enough, but research results show that it is able to penetrate the placental barrier and breast milk.
On this basis, it can be used only for the appointment of a specialist in cases where the expected benefit for the health of the mother exceeds the possible risk for the child.
Aciclovir passes through the placenta. In women taking acyclovir tablets in the first trimester of pregnancy, no increase in the number of defects in children compared to the total population. But at the moment the insufficient number of women is examined. Therefore, the attending physician prescribes this drug when the benefit to the mother exceeds the risk to the fetus.
Overdose Of Aciclovir.
In cases of overdose, possible disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), nervous system (headaches, lack of coordination, confusion), allergic manifestations. Treatment-gastric lavage, hemodialysis, maintenance of vital functions.
Aciclovir side effects.
Usually “Aciclovir” is well tolerated by patients, but in some cases skin rashes, itching, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, headaches, fatigue are possible. In such cases, the drug should be stopped and immediately consult a doctor.
Reviews about Aciclovir.
The drug Aciclovir is a cheap and effective tool that gives small herpes to develop into a huge sore. But from my own experience I can say that it should be used in the early stages, as soon as herpes makes itself felt itching and burning, so these magic pills I always carry with me.
Herpes is one of my most serious problems, as it appears on the lips even after a small cold. They act better than ointment, as immediately after the use of the sore begins to dry up, and after two or three days it is not visible at all.
I did not encounter the herpes virus until my one and a half-year-old child was diagnosed with herpes sore throat. The doctor prescribed the drug “Aciclovir” for a quarter of the tablet 3 times a day. The fever, which lasted for two days, fell 12 hours after the start of the treatment, and the child quickly recovered. Thank You “Aciclovir”!