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ACIVIR 5% W/W CREAM

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Composition FOR ACIVIR

Acyclovir Topical(5% w/w)

food interaction for ACIVIR

alcohol interaction for ACIVIR

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lactation interaction for ACIVIR

medicine interaction for ACIVIR

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alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
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No interaction found
No interaction found
Acivir 5% w/w cream 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 5% w/w cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR ACIVIR

Acyclovir Topical(5% w/w)

Uses

Acivir 5% w/w cream is used in the treatment of eye infections by herpes simplex virus

How it works

Acivir 5% w/w cream prevents the multiplication of the virus in human cells. Thus stops the virus from producing new viruses.

Common side effects

Dry skin, Skin flakes

COMMON DOSAGE FOR ACIVIR 5% W/W CREAM

Patients taking ACIVIR 5% W/W CREAM

  • 55%
    Once A Day
  • 27%
    Twice A Day
  • 12%
    Thrice A Day
  • 6%
    Four Times A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR ACIVIR

3 Substitutes
3 Substitutes
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  • HERPEX - 5% CREAM
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    Rs. 11.29/GM of cream
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  • OCUVIR SKIN 5% CREAM
    (5 GM cream in tube)
    FDC Ltd
    Rs. 9.96/GM of cream
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    Rs. 49.80
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  • ZOSTER 5%W/W CREAM
    (5 GM cream in tube)
    Leeford Healthcare Ltd
    Rs. 3/GM of cream
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Expert advice FOR ACIVIR

  • Wash your hands before and after using acyclovir cream. Wash and dry the affected area before applying the cream/ointment. 
  • Avoid direct contact of cream with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Inform your doctor before using acyclovir topical, if you have conditions that can make your immune system weak such as HIV, AIDS or bone marrow transplantation.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not use if you are allergic to acyclovir or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions FOR ACIVIR

Acyclovir Topical

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

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 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)