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Aciv 800 mg Tablet

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Overview

Aciv Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rash
  • Photophobia

How to use Aciv Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Aciv 800 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Aciv Tablet works

Aciv 800 mg Tablet is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

Aciv Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Aciv 800 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Aciv 800 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Aciv 800 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Aciv 800 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Aciv 800 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Aciv 800 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
It is advisable to drink plenty of water while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
Aciv 800 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Aciv 800 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Aciv Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Aciv 800 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Interaction with Drugs

Taking Aciv with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Cinus
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Xylomet, Xylojeev, Cirovin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Sucor
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Zidohope
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Tenvir AF
LIFE-THREATENING
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Acigo, Rin, Ranis
MINOR
Brand(s): Femo
MINOR
Brand(s): Lafter, Lafudac, Lafty
MINOR

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Will I get cured after taking Aciv for shingles?

Aciv is an antiviral medicine effective against herpes simplex and varicella zoster viruses. It does not cure infections caused by these viruses but helps to minimize the symptoms and shorten the duration of infection. It does not remove the viruses from the body but prevents the viruses from dividing and spreading.

Q. Does Aciv prevent transmission of infection to others?

No, you can infect other people, even while you are being treated with Aciv. Herpes infections are contagious, so avoid letting infected areas come into contact with other people. Avoid touching your eyes after touching an infected area. Wash your hands frequently to prevent transmitting the infection to others. You should practice safe sex by using condoms. You should not have sex if you have genital sores or blisters.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Aciv?

Serious side effects are rare, but if you experience them, you should seek medical advice right away. These rare side effects include hives, blistering or peeling rash, yellow skin or eyes, unusual bruising or bleeding, loss of consciousness, fits, difficulty in breathing, hallucinations and swelling of the face, tongue, lips or throat.

Q. Do elderly patients need to be more careful while taking Aciv?

Older adults (over age 65 years) tend to experience more side effects when taking Aciv. The reason being, their kidneys do not flush the drug out of their system as quickly as a younger person’s kidneys would do. Elderly patients should drink plenty of water while taking Aciv, and their kidney function should be monitored. These patients should be given a lower dose and should be monitored for neurological problems.

Q. What can happen if somebody takes more than the recommended dose of Aciv accidentally?

Accidental, repeated overdoses of oral Aciv over several days have resulted in nausea, vomiting, confusion and headache. Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

Q. Can I get resistant to Aciv treatment?

Patients with advanced HIV disease or patients with an impaired immunity have reported resistance to Aciv. If you are not responding to Aciv, possibility of drug resistance should be checked.

Q. Is hair loss caused due to Aciv permanent?

Hair loss is an uncommon side effect of Aciv. It stops when the medicine is discontinued.

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