- Stock: In Stock
- Product Code: PR10756
- JAN: HERNOVIR
What is this drug?
Zovirax pills is used in a specific type of viral infections, namely those caused by Herpes zoster, Herpes simplex, and Varicella-zoster virus. It is used to treat the outbreaks of shingles, genital herpes, cold sores and chicken pox.
Classification and Mechanism of Action
Zovirax pills contains Acyclovir as the active drug. It is an antiviral, a nucleoside analogue. It inhibits the growth of the virus by blocking its DNA replication. This is accomplished by inhibiting and inactivating DNA polymerase enzyme and termination of the DNA chain. This causes irreversible damage to the DNA strand of the viral cell. It limits the growth of the virus in the blood.
Looking after your drug
Store it in a cool and dry place away from the reach of children.
How to take the Zovirax pills?
Take it orally with or without food and as directed by your physician. Drink plenty of fluids with Zovirax.
It depends on the type and severity of the infection. Consult your doctor to know your correct dose.
Consult your doctor right away.
If it is time for your next dose then skip the missed dose or else take it as soon as you remember. Do not double dose.
Warnings and Precautions
It can pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor if you are breast-feeding. Complete the full course as directed. Avoid contact with others in the infective stage.
Possible Side Effects
· GI upset
· General discomfort
· Abdominal pain
· Increased thirst
· Decreased urine output.
When Zovirax should not be used?
Kidney problems, immune depression, allergy to the medicine
How long should you take Zovirax Pills?
As long as prescribed. No longer than 14 days.