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Acivir Eye Drop

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Overview

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. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Wash your hands before and after applying the medicine. Hold the tube close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the tube and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid.

It may cause stinging sensation and eye redness immediately following 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

Side effects of Acivir Eye Drop

Common
  • Eye redness

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.

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
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Brand(s): Adesera, Adheb, Adfovir
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Brand(s): Dinex EC, Dinosin, Virosine DR
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Brand(s): Entehep
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Patient Concerns

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dose of acivir 200 mg in chickenpox
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
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I am pregnant and have been taking susten 300 mg, duphaston twice a day, and fertigyn 5000 IU Injection for the past 6 weeks. But for the past 10 days, I have seen some sores around my upper lip. Can you please let me know if there is any treatment for the same?
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Acivir gel twice a day
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References
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