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Acyclovir Eye Ointment

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

Overview

Introduction

Acyclovir Eye Ointment 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.

Acyclovir Eye Ointment 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 Acyclovir Eye Ointment

Side effects of Acyclovir Eye Ointment

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 Acyclovir

  • Eye redness
  • Stinging sensation

How to use Acyclovir Eye Ointment

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 tube close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the tube and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid.

How Acyclovir Eye Ointment works

Acyclovir Eye Ointment 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
Acyclovir Eye Ointment 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
Acyclovir Eye Ointment 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
Acyclovir Eye Ointment does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Acyclovir Eye Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Acyclovir Eye Ointment, 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.
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Quick Tips

  • Acyclovir Eye Ointment 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 Acyclovir Eye Ointment.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nucleoside analog
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Acyclovir 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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treatment for herpes zoster,what care should i need for this ? and also suggest some medication if possible
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
You need to take oral medicine like acyclovir under supervision of skin specialist,
i m suffering from herpes labialis do i need to take any medicine except topical application of acyclovir
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Dermatology
Usually if it is not very severe, you may continue topical therapy
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FAQs

Q. Is Acyclovir effective?

Acyclovir 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 Acyclovir too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop using Acyclovir?

No, you should not stop using Acyclovir 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 Acyclovir avoided?

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

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Acyclovir?

Keep Acyclovir 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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References

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