Herzovir Infusion

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Introduction

Herzovir Infusion is an antiviral medicine. It helps in treating viral infections like herpes labialis, herpes simplex virus infections, shingles, genital herpes infection, and chickenpox. It prevents the multiplication of viruses in human cells and therefore helps in clearing the infection.

Herzovir Infusion is administered as an injection by a healthcare professional. Kindly do not self-administer. It is given by slow intravenous (I.V.) infusion over a 1-hour period to avoid damage to kidneys. You should drink plenty of water while on treatment with this medicine as it helps to prevent dehydration and kidney damage.

Some side effects include vomiting, nausea, and increased liver enzymes. You may also notice some injection site reactions like pain, swelling, or redness. Inform your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Benefits of Herzovir Infusion

In Herpes simplex virus infections

Herzovir Infusion is an antiviral medicine. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus in the body. It will not cure herpes and neither it prevents passing on the infection to others. However, it can speed up healing of the sores and decrease the symptoms such as tingling, pain, burning, itching. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit.

In Chickenpox

Herzovir Infusion is used for the treatment of chickenpox. It is most effective if it is started within 24 to 48 hours after the onset of the rash. It is given by a doctor or a nurse and should not be self-administered. However, chickenpox is highly contagious. You can help prevent the spread of chickenpox by practicing good hygiene and washing your hands frequently. Reduce your exposure to people who have chickenpox. If you already have chickenpox, stay at home until all of your blisters have dried and crusted over.

In Shingles

Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Herzovir Infusion can shorten the length and severity of shingles. It is most effective if you start taking it as soon as possible after the rash appears. Keeping the immune system healthy is the best way to prevent shingles. Maintaining good hygiene is another way of preventing shingles.

In Herpes labialis

Herpes labialis, commonly known as cold sores, is a viral infection that primarily affects the lip. Symptoms typically include a burning pain followed by small blisters or sores. The first attack may also be accompanied by fever, sore throat, and enlarged lymph nodes. Herzovir Infusion can speed up healing of herpes labialis and also prevent recurrence of the sores.

In Genital herpes infection

Genital herpes infection is a common sexually transmitted infection marked by genital pain and sores. It can affect both men and women. Symptoms include pain, itching and irritation. Herzovir Infusion helps in treating the symptoms effectively and also prevents multiplication of the infection causing virus.

Side effects of Herzovir Infusion

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 Herzovir

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Injection site reaction
  • Increased liver enzymes

How to use Herzovir Infusion

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.

How Herzovir Infusion works

Herzovir Infusion is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Herzovir Infusion. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Herzovir Infusion 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Herzovir Infusion is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Herzovir Infusion does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Herzovir Infusion should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Herzovir Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
It is advisable to drink plenty of water while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Herzovir Infusion should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Herzovir Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Herzovir Infusion?

If you miss a dose of Herzovir Infusion, consult your doctor.

Alternate brands

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

Quick tips

  • It is given by slow intravenous (I.V.) infusion over a 1-hour period to avoid damage to kidneys.
  • Drink plenty of water while on treatment with this medicine. This helps to prevent dehydration and kidney damage.
  • If you have genital herpes, use barrier methods (condoms) for contraception and avoid sexual contact while the sores are present.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

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

Interaction with drugs

Taking Herzovir with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Brand(s): Entehep
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Patient concerns

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How to treat Herpes treatment sir?? Its came to me on sonta right side only, please help me sir
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Hello PATIENT a picture.Herpes simplex and herpes zoster r different and have different dosage
Treatment of Herpes and precautions
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Herpes is of two types Herpes Simplex and Herpes Zooster. Treatment requires correct diagnosis. Let me know your symptoms and if you can send me the clinical findings of your Doctor
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FAQs

Q. Will I get cured after taking Herzovir Infusion for shingles?

Herzovir Infusion is an antiviral medicine effective against herpes simplex and varicella zoster viruses. It does not cure infections caused by these viruses but helps to minimize the symptoms and shorten the duration of infection. It does not remove the viruses from the body but prevents the viruses from dividing and spreading.

Q. How is Herzovir Infusion administered?

Herzovir Infusion should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. It is given by slow intravenous (I.V) infusion over a one hour period to avoid damage to kidneys. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Herzovir Infusion.

Q. Does Herzovir Infusion prevent transmission of infection to others?

No, you can infect other people, even while you are being treated with Herzovir Infusion. Herpes infections are contagious, so avoid letting infected areas come into contact with other people. Avoid touching your eyes after touching an infected area. Wash your hands frequently to prevent transmitting the infection to others. You should practice safe sex by using condoms. You should not have sex if you have genital sores or blisters.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Herzovir Infusion?

Serious side effects are rare, but if you experience them, you should seek medical advice right away. These rare side effects include hives, blistering or peeling rash, yellow skin or eyes, unusual bruising or bleeding, loss of consciousness, fits, difficulty in breathing, hallucinations and swelling of the face, tongue, lips or throat.

Q. Do elderly patients need to be more careful while taking Herzovir Infusion?

Older adults (over age 65 years) tend to experience more side effects when taking Herzovir Infusion. The reason being, their kidneys do not flush the drug out of their system as quickly as a younger person’s kidneys would do. Elderly patients should drink plenty of water while taking Herzovir Infusion, and their kidney function should be monitored. These patients should be given a lower dose and should be monitored for neurological problems.

Q. What can happen if somebody takes more than the recommended dose of Herzovir Infusion accidentally?

Accidental, repeated overdoses of oral Herzovir Infusion over several days have resulted in nausea, vomiting, confusion and headache. Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

Q. Can I get resistant to Herzovir Infusion treatment?

Patients with advanced HIV disease or patients with an impaired immunity have reported resistance to Herzovir Infusion. If you are not responding to Herzovir Infusion, the possibility of drug resistance should be checked.

Q. Is hair loss caused due to Herzovir Infusion permanent?

Hair loss is an uncommon side effect of Herzovir Infusion. It stops when the medicine is discontinued.

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