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ACICLOVIR Xyclovirax 200 milligrams

ACICLOVIR

Xyclovirax

Generic Name: ACICLOVIR
Brand Name: Xyclovirax
Dosage Strength: 200 milligrams
Dosage Form: Tablet

WHAT IS THE MEDICINE USED FOR?
(Indication)Systemic treatment of varicella-zoster (chickenpox, shingles), systemic & topical treatment of herpes simplex infections of the skin & mucous membranes.

HOW MUCH AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE THIS MEDICINE?
(Dosage)
Oral
Suppression of recurrent herpes simplex
Adult: 800 mg daily in 2-4 divided doses, may reduce to 400-600 mg daily. Treatment is interrupted every 6-12 mth to re-assess condition. Episodic treatment for mild or infrequent recurrences: 200 mg 5 times daily for 5 days, preferably begun during the prodromal period.

Oral
Primary herpes simplex infections
Adult: 200 mg 5 times daily, usually 4 hrly while awake for 5-10 days. Severely immunocompromised patients: 400 mg 5 times daily for 5 days.
Child: <2 yr Half usual adult dose; ≥2 yr Same as adult dose.

Oral
Prophylaxis of herpes simplex in immunocompromised patients
Adult: 200-400 mg 4 times daily.
Child: <2 yr Half usual adult dose; ≥2 yr Same as adult dose.

Oral
Herpes zoster (shingles)
Adult: 800 mg 5 times daily for 7-10 days.

Oral
Varicella zoster
Adult: 800 mg 4 or 5 times daily for 5-7 days.
Child: >2 yr 20 mg/kg (up to max of 800 mg), 4 times daily for 5 days.

(Precautions) Dehydration and renal impairment.
(Side Effects) Rashes, Rarely, hair loss.

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