Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet

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Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet Information

Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Herpes, Shingles, Cold Sores. Secondary and off-label uses of Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet have also been mentioned below.

The right dosage of Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet 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 Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

In addition, Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Mild for lactating mothers. In addition, Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet related warnings section.

Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet in conditions like Kidney Disease. Other contraindications of Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Besides this, Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet Benefits & Uses

Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet 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: Chickenpox
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 800 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 5 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Herpes Simplex Encephalitis (HSE)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 400 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Chickenpox
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 800 mcg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: 5 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Chickenpox
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: 5 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Chickenpox
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: 5 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    There are no side effects of Herpikind in pregnant women.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Herpikind may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Herpikind rarely affects the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet on the Liver?


    Herpikind may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet on the Heart?


    Herpikind may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet

  • Is this Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet.

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


    Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet as it does not make you drowsy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet is safe as it does not bear any side effects.

    Safe
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet


    Taking Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet


    Drinking alcohol while taking Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet may lead to slight side effects. If you experience any side effects, contact your doctor.

    Mild


Frequently asked Questions about Herpikind 200 Mg Tablet

Question over 4 years ago

Does Herpikind affect fertility?

Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS, MD , Cardiology

No, Herpikind does not affect fertility. Animal studies have shown that Herpikind does not impair fertility. Also Herpikind induced infertility has not been reported by the patients who are taking Herpikind.

Question over 4 years ago

Can Herpikind cause anemia?

Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Herpikind may cause anemia as well as thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) but it occurs in a few cases only. It is a rare side effect of this drug. If you are experiencing tiredness or shortness of breath or bleeding then discuss it with your doctor without further delay.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Herpikind affect blood sugar levels?

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

No, Herpikind 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 almost 5 years ago

Does Herpikind cause low blood pressure?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

No, Herpikind does not cause low blood pressure (hypotension). It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. If you are experiencing lightheadedness or blurry vision which are symptoms of low blood pressure after taking this drug then try to sit down and rest for a while till restored normal blood pressure.

Question over 5 years ago

What is Herpikind?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Herpikind is a brand name of acyclovir and it comes in different dosage forms such as a tablet, injection, and topical cream. It belongs to the class of drug known as antivirals. It is a prescription drug that is used in the treatment of infections caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) such as genital herpes and herpes labialis (cold sores). It is also used in the treatment of chickenpox and herpes zoster (shingles) which are caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV).



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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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