|| Acivir 400
What is Acivir 400?
Acivir 400 works by slowing the growth and spread of the herpes virus to allow the immune system to treat the infection. The active ingredient acyclovir belongs to a class of antiviral medications called synthetic nucleoside analogues. The medication can be used to treat chickenpox, shingles (herpes zoster) and cold sores around the mouth (herpes simplex). Some people may also use it to prevent future episodes and treat outbreaks of genital herpes.
How is Acivir 400 used?
Acivir 400 should be taken as directed by a doctor, usually 2 to 5 times per day for 5 to 10 days as soon as symptoms begin. To prevent an upset stomach, the tablets should be taken with some food along with plenty of fluids throughout the treatment. Contact a doctor for the correct length of treatment and dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the treatment. The medication can be used to treat herpes related conditions but cannot be used to cure the herpes virus.
Acivir 400 may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Speech difficulty
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Vision problems
- Irregular heartbeat
- Mental or mood changes
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Acivir 400 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.