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OPTHOVIR 3% OINTMENT

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MRP: Rs. 46.66 for 1 tube(s) (5 GM ointment each)
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Composition for OPTHOVIR

Acyclovir Topical(3%)

food interaction for OPTHOVIR

alcohol interaction for OPTHOVIR

pregnancy interaction for OPTHOVIR

lactation interaction for OPTHOVIR

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Opthovir 3% ointment is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Opthovir 3% ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for OPTHOVIR

Acyclovir Topical(3%)

Uses

Opthovir 3% ointment is used in the treatment of eye infections by herpes simplex virus.

How it works

Opthovir 3% ointment belongs to the class of medications called as antivirals. It prevents the synthesis of viral DNA and thereby slows down the growth and spread of the virus.

Common side effects

Application site burning, Application site pain, Application site tingling, Irritation, Skin inflammation

SUBSTITUTES for OPTHOVIR

No substitutes found

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Expert advice for OPTHOVIR

  • Wash your hands before and after using acyclovir cream. Wash and dry the affected area before applying the cream/ointment. 
  • Avoid direct contact of cream with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Inform your doctor before using acyclovir topical, if you have conditions that can make your immune system weak such as HIV, AIDS or bone marrow transplantation.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not use if you are allergic to acyclovir or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions for OPTHOVIR

Acyclovir Topical

Q.Is acyclovir topical effective?
Acyclovir topical is an antiviral drug used to treat infections caused by herpes simplex virus. It is effective if used as advised by your doctor. The effectiveness of acyclovir may vary upon individual response

Q.Is Acivir cream same as acyclovir cream?
Acivir is a trade name for active drug acyclovir

Q.Is Zovirax a steroid?
Zovirax is a trade name for active drug acyclovir. It is not a steroid.

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Content on this page was last updated on 20 February, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)