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Acivir Cream 10gm

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  • Manufactured by: Cipla Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Acyclovir (5 % w/w)
  • Seller: Apollo Pharmacy Limited
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    Acivir Cream 10gm Information

    Acivir Cream 10gm, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Cream. It is typically used for the treatment of Herpes, Shingles, Cold Sores. The alternative uses of Acivir Cream 10gm have also been explained below.

    The right dosage of Acivir Cream 10gm depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    Some other side effects of Acivir Cream 10gm have been listed ahead. Such side effects of Acivir Cream 10gm normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

    Acivir Cream 10gm's effect during pregnancy is Safe and Mild while nursing. It is important to know if Acivir Cream 10gm has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Acivir Cream 10gm related warnings section.

    Acivir Cream 10gm can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Acivir Cream 10gm in conditions like Kidney Disease. Some other conditions that can be affected by Acivir Cream 10gm are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Drug reaction of Acivir Cream 10gm with other medicines has been reported. Refer to the list below for further details.

    You should also be aware that Acivir Cream 10gm is safe while driving, and is addiction.



    Acivir Cream 10gm Benefits & Uses

    Acivir Cream 10gm is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Acivir Cream 10gm Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Herpes
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
    • Dosage Form: Cream
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 5 daily
    • Course Duration: 4 days
    • Special Instructions: used in herpes simplex labialis, apply to the affected area on face or lips 5
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Herpes
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
    • Dosage Form: Cream
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 5 daily
    • Course Duration: 4 days
    • Special Instructions: used in herpes simplex labialis, apply to the affected area on face or lips 5
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Herpes
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
    • Dosage Form: Cream
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 5 daily
    • Course Duration: 4 days
    • Special Instructions: used in herpes simplex labialis, apply to the affected area on face or lips 5

    Acivir Cream 10gm Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Acivir Cream 10gm safe for pregnant women?


      Acivir is safe to take during pregnancy.

      Safe
    • Is the use of Acivir Cream 10gm safe during breastfeeding?


      Acivir may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Acivir Cream 10gm on the Kidneys?


      Acivir may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Acivir Cream 10gm on the Liver?


      Side effects of Acivir rarely affect the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Acivir Cream 10gm on the Heart?


      Side effects of Acivir rarely affect the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Acivir Cream 10gm with Other Drugs

    Acivir Cream 10gm should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe

    Moderate



    Acivir Cream 10gm Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Acivir Cream 10gm unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Acivir Cream 10gm

    • Is this Acivir Cream 10gm habit forming or addictive?


      Acivir Cream 10gm does not cause addiction.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Acivir Cream 10gm as it does not make you drowsy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Acivir Cream 10gm does not show any kind of adverse effect.

      Safe
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      Acivir Cream 10gm is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

      No

    Acivir Cream 10gm Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Acivir Cream 10gm


      Taking Acivir Cream 10gm with food does not harm your health.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Acivir Cream 10gm


      Taking [medicine] and alcohol at the same time may lead to mild side effects. Contact your doctor right away if you observe any side effects.

      Mild


    Frequently asked Questions about Acivir Cream 10gm

    Question about 4 years ago

    How long can I safely take Acivir?

    Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

    Take Acivir as directed by your doctor. Do not take this medicine longer than prescribed to avoid unpleasant side effects.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Can Acivir cause acne?

    Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

    No, Acivir does not cause acne. It has not been reported by the patient who is taking this medicine. However, if you are experiencing acne after taking this drug, this might be due to other medical conditions. You are advised to use some over the counter creams such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide cream.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Can Acivir affect blood sugar levels?

    Dr. Faisal Mukhtar MBBS, PG Dip, DNB , Ophthalmology

    No, Acivir does not affect blood sugar levels. It has not been reported to lower the blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). So, if you have diabetes keep a check on your blood sugar levels and in case if you feel lightheadedness, shaking or increased heartbeat after taking this drug then drink a glass of fruit juice, eat candies to restore your blood sugar levels and report to your doctor.

    Question about 3 years ago

    Can I take Acivir with paracetamol?

    Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

    Yes Acivir can be taken with paracetamol. Paracetamol does not interfere with the efficacy of Acivir. Hence, it is alright to take them together. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

    Question about 4 years ago

    Can Acivir cause fatigue?

    Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

    Rarely, Acivir causes fatigue. It is a known side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause of fatigue is not known. If you experience tiredness after taking this drug, then try to take some rest even after that if you feel excessive tiredness then do discuss it with your doctor.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



    References

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 798-800

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Zovirax® (acyclovir)



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