Aciclovir (Zovirax, Acyclovir) is an antiviral product that is used to reduce the symptoms of herpes simplex virus infections, chickenpox and shingles. It is often applied for topical treatment of cold sores and blisters on the lips and face. It is prescribed to treat genital herpes and the sores of patients with the weak immune system. The medication was patented in 1974 and approved 7 years later in 1981. The WHO included it to the list of the drugs with the highest efficacy required in a health system. The medication was initially marketed as Zovirax but then the patent expired in the 90-s of the last century since then it can be acquired throughout the world undere various brands.
– Alleviates redness and itching.
– Helps come with symptoms of herpes virus, chickenpox and shingles.
Aciclovir does not treat the herpes virus but helps to cope with its symptoms. It works by inhibiting and inactivating the enzymes thus preventing viral DNA synthesis without affecting the usual work of cells.
PACKAGING & DOSAGE
Take this medicine by mouth. Dissolve the tablet in a glass of water and stir before drinking. If you prefer, the tablet can also be swallowed whole with a little water. Start to take Aciclovir 800 mg Tablets as soon as possible.
The dose that you should take will depend on what you have been given Aciclovir 800 mg Tablets for. Your doctor will discuss this with you.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.