Clovir Eye Gel

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

Introduction

Clovir Eye Gel is an antiviral medicine used to treat viral infections caused by cytomegalovirus in immunocompromised people who have undergone an organ or bone marrow transplantation. It also reduces the risk of blindness in a serious eye infection caused by CMV, known as CMV retinitis.

Clovir Eye Gel 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 eye irritation immediately following application. However, this side effect is temporary and usually subsides on its own. Inform your doctor if it persists for a longer duration. Do not wear contact lenses while using this medicine.

Uses of Clovir Eye Gel

  • Cytomegalovirus Infection

Benefits of Clovir Eye Gel

In Cytomegalovirus Infection

Cytomegalovirus infection is a common virus infection that may affect people who are immunocompromised or those who have undergone any transplant. Clovir Eye Gel helps treat cytomegalovirus infection in the eyes by preventing multiplication of the infection-causing virus. Keep using the medicine as advised by the doctor to get maximum benefit.

Side effects of Clovir Eye Gel

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 Clovir

  • Eye irritation

How to use Clovir Eye Gel

This medicine is for external use only. Use 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 Clovir Eye Gel works

Clovir Eye Gel is an antiviral medication which treats viral infections of the eye. 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clovir Eye Gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clovir Eye Gel is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Clovir Eye Gel may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
You may feel sleepy, dizzy, confused or shaky, or you may lose your balance or have fits while using Clovir Eye Gel.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Clovir Eye Gel?

If you miss a dose of Clovir Eye Gel, 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

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nucleoside analog
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL
Action Class
Antiviral (Non-HIV) drugs

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Clovir 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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Dr. Shyam Gupta
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hello PATIENT to 1mg. There is some medicine for prophylactic but you need to see physician for prescription and better you check HIV status of both partner
hello, one of my frnd suffering with hiv infection from last 2yrs her cd4 is more than 470 and viral load is zero undetectable now she is using art medicines i have doubt that can we have to use art medicine in the whole life or can we stop it once we get viral load zero
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
You still need to be on ART even if the viral load is undetectable
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FAQs

Q. Is Clovir Eye Gel effective?

Clovir Eye Gel 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 Clovir Eye Gel too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop using Clovir Eye Gel?

No, you should not stop using Clovir Eye Gel 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 Clovir Eye Gel avoided?

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

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Clovir Eye Gel?

Keep Clovir Eye Gel 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.

Q. Is Clovir Eye Gel safe?

Clovir Eye Gel is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Use it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

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References

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Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: July, 2021

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