Acivir Eye Drop

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Acivir Eye Drop is an antiviral medicine which treats eye infections caused by Herpes simplex virus. It works by preventing the multiplication of the virus on the surface of your eyeball (cornea). This stops the production of new viruses and clears up your eye infection.

Acivir Eye Drop is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Wash your hands before and after applying the medicine. Use it as long as your doctor has prescribed and do not stop using the medicine even if you get better.

It may cause a stinging sensation and eye redness immediately following the application. However, these side effects are temporary and usually subside on their own. Inform your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. Do not wear contact lenses while using it.

Uses of Acivir Eye Drop

Benefits of Acivir Eye Drop

In Treatment of Eye infections by Herpes simplex virus

Acivir Eye Drop helps relieve symptoms of eye infections caused by Herpes simplex virus such as redness, swelling, itching and watering of eyes. This medicine kills the infection causing virus and prevents the further multiplication of the virus too. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. Use it as prescribed to get the most benefit. If you see no improvement even after a week, talk to your doctor.

Side effects of Acivir Eye Drop

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Acivir

  • Eye redness
  • Stinging sensation

How to use Acivir Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Acivir Eye Drop works

Acivir Eye Drop is an antiviral medication which treats eye infections caused by Herpes simplex virus. It works by preventing the multiplication of the virus on the surface of your eyeball (cornea). This stops the production of new viruses and clears up your eye infection.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acivir Eye Drop is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acivir Eye Drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Acivir Eye Drop does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Acivir Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Acivir Eye Drop, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Acivir Eye Drop helps treat eye infections caused by Herpes simplex virus.
  • Place it inside the lower eyelid five times a day. Do not apply at nighttime.
  • Continue the tretment for at least 3 days after healing is complete.
  • It may temporarily cause itching and stinging sensation immediately following application. Inform your doctor if this persists.
  • Do not wear contact lenses while using Acivir Eye Drop.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nucleoside analog
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Acivir with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Adesera, Adheb, Adfovir
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Dinex EC, Dinosin, Virosine DR
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Entehep
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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I have some kind of recurring infection above my lips , not painful but oozes. Thus time painful too.(Herpes???) What medicine should I take?
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
It could be herpesAcivir gel at night
sir i have afflicted with theh what i do sir after blisters occures there is pain iritation itching sir i afflicted with herpes virus since 8-9 year
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Acivir gel twice a day over blisters, meanwhile you should visit skin specialist for proper examination and treatment
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FAQs

Q. Is Acivir Eye Drop effective?

Acivir Eye Drop is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Acivir Eye Drop too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop using Acivir Eye Drop?

No, you should not stop using Acivir Eye Drop suddenly without talking to your doctor. This is because your symptoms may worsen and your infection may return. Remember, your symptoms may improve and you may feel better before the infection is completely cleared. Stopping the medication too early could allow the spread of the infection and hence, prevent complete healing.

Q. In which conditions is the use of Acivir Eye Drop avoided?

Use of Acivir Eye Drop should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Acivir Eye Drop or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy, or if you are using Acivir Eye Drop for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Acivir Eye Drop?

Keep Acivir Eye Drop in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose off the unused medicine. Keep it away from children and other people to avoid any misuse.

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Cipla House, Peninsula Business Park, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai-400013
Country of Origin: India

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