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Drug information on VIROXIT 5%W/W CREAM (Acyclovir) from Carise Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

VIROXIT 5%W/W CREAM

  Cream
Carise Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Generic : Acyclovir
 42.00
100mg
5 GM
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc Biotechnology | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Sep 26, 2013
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Medical Condition(s) for which VIROXIT 5%W/W CREAM may be prescribed


Side effects of VIROXIT 5%W/W CREAM

   General : Severe allergic reactions, fever, headache, pain, difficulty sleeping, angioedema and swelling in your hands or feet.

   Central Nervous System : Aggressive behavior, agitation, unsteadiness, coma, confusion, decreased consciousness, confusion, dizziness, hallucinations, numbness, burning, or tingling in the arms or legs, epilepsy, drowsiness and tremors.

   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, gastrointestinal distress, vomiting and nausea.

   Blood : Anemia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.

   Liver Elevated liver function tests, liver inflammation and jaundice.

   Musculoskeletal : Muscle pain, temporary inability to move parts of your body.

   Skin : Hair loss, redness, itching, pale skin, rash or blisters and hives.

   Eye : Visual abnormalities.

   Genitourinary : Kidney failure, elevated blood urea nitrogen levels, blood in urine and urinating less than usual or not at all.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Acute Treatment of Herpes Zoster: 800 mg every 4 hours orally, 5 times daily for 7 to 10 days.
Genital Herpes: Treatment of Initial Genital Herpes: 200 mg every 4 hours, 5 times daily for 10 days.
Chronic Suppressive Therapy for Recurrent Disease: 400 mg 2 times daily for up to 12 months, followed by re-evaluation.
Treatment of Chickenpox: Children (2 years of age and older): 20 mg/kg per dose orally 4 times daily (80 mg/kg/day) for 5 days.
Adults and Children over 40 kg: 800 mg 4 times daily for 5 days.

How to use VIROXIT 5%W/W CREAM?

It comes as a tablet, suspension to take by mouth, with or without food. It comes as cream, ointment to apply over the affected area. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

When is VIROXIT 5%W/W CREAM not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for VIROXIT 5%W/W CREAM

It may cause sunburn easily, avoid exposure to sunlight or wear proper clothes.

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney disease, any allergy, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

• It may lead to dehydration, drink adequate water or liquid.

• It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• After applying this medication wash your hands thoroughly to prevent passage of infection to others.

• Avoid intercourse or use condom to prevent the spread of virus.

Other Precautions for VIROXIT 5%W/W CREAM

Avoid contact with eyes and excess dosage.
Avoid alcohol consumption.

Storage Conditions for VIROXIT 5%W/W CREAM

Store it at room temperature (15° to 25°C) and protect from moisture.


Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.



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