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SIMPLOVIR 1.5MG GEL

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MRP: Rs. 55 for 1 tube(s) (5 GM gel each)
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Composition for SIMPLOVIR

Ganciclovir Topical(1.5mg)

food interaction for SIMPLOVIR

alcohol interaction for SIMPLOVIR

pregnancy interaction for SIMPLOVIR

lactation interaction for SIMPLOVIR

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alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Simplovir 1.5mg gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Simplovir 1.5mg gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for SIMPLOVIR

Ganciclovir Topical(1.5mg)

Uses

Simplovir 1.5mg gel is used in the treatment of eye infections by herpes simplex virus.

How it works

Ganciclovir belongs to a class of medications called as synthetic nucleoside analogues. It is an antiviral drug that works by blocking the viral DNA replication, a process essential for the virus to grow and multiply.

Common side effects

Blurred vision, Eye pain, Stinging sensation, Burning sensation

SUBSTITUTES for SIMPLOVIR

2 Substitutes
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  • VIRSON 1.5 MG GEL
    (5 GM gel in tube)
    Ajanta Pharma Ltd
    Rs. 18.55/GM of gel
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    Rs. 92.75
    pay 69% more per GM of gel
  • CLYGAN 1.5MG GEL
    (5 GM gel in tube)
    Indoco Remedies Ltd
    Rs. 15.60/GM of gel
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    Rs. 78
    pay 42% more per GM of gel

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Expert advice for SIMPLOVIR

  • Do not use ganciclovir topical in children <18 years of age unless prescribed by the doctor. 
  • Avoid use of contact lenses in eyes before and after instillation for 15 minutes.
  • Inform your doctor if you are using any other eye drops or ointment.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery if you experience visual disturbances due to instillation in eyes. 
  • Discontinue use and consult your doctor if irritation in eyes persists.
  • Ganciclovir topical is known to have an effect on fertility and hence contraception is advised in men and women of child-bearing age while on this therapy.
  • Ensure that the ganciclovir treatment does not exceed 21 days.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to ganciclovir, acyclovir or valganciclovir or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions for SIMPLOVIR

Ganciclovir Topical

Q.Is ganciclovir a protease inhibitor?
No, ganciclovir is not a protease inhibitor; it belongs to synthetic nucleoside analogues class of antivirals.

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Content on this page was last updated on 06 July, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)