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ACIVIR 3% W/V EYE DROP

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Composition FOR ACIVIR

Acyclovir Topical(3% w/v)

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No interaction found
No interaction found
Acivir 3% w/v eye drop is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Acivir 3% w/v eye drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR ACIVIR

Acyclovir Topical(3% w/v)

Uses

Acivir 3% w/v eye drop is used in the treatment of herpes labialis, genital herpes infection and eye infections by herpes simplex virus.

How it works

Acivir 3% w/v eye drop is an antiviral drug. It prevents the multiplication of the virus in human cells. Thus stops the virus from producing new viruses.

Common side effects

Stinging in the eyes

SUBSTITUTES FOR ACIVIR

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR ACIVIR

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Drink plenty of water while on treatment with Acyclovir Topical. This helps to prevent kidney stone and kidney damage.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems. A dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
  • You should not have sex if you have genital sores or blisters. If you're taking Acyclovir Topical for herpes, you should use barrier methods (condoms) when you're having sex since you can still pass it on to other people, even if you're taking the medication.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
     

Frequently asked questions FOR ACIVIR

Acyclovir Topical

Q.

Is Acivir cream same as acyclovir cream?
Acivir is a trade name for active drug acyclovir

Q.

Is acyclovir topical effective?
Acyclovir topical is an antiviral drug used to treat infections caused by herpes simplex virus. It is effective if used as advised by your doctor. The effectiveness of acyclovir may vary upon individual response

Q.

Is Zovirax a steroid?
Zovirax is a trade name for active drug acyclovir. It is not a steroid.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)