Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet

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  • Contains / Salt: Acyclovir (200 mg)
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Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet Information

Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Herpes, Shingles, Cold Sores. Other than this, Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The optimal dosage of Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. 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 Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet have been listed ahead. Such side effects of Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Mild for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Kidney Disease must refrain from the use of Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet contraindications section.

Drug interactions for Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Ocuvir DT 200 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

Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Ocuvir is safe to take during pregnancy.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Side effects of Ocuvir on breastfeeding women are very mild.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Ocuvir on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet on the Liver?


    Side effects of Ocuvir rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet on the Heart?


    Ocuvir is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet

  • Is this Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet has not been reported.

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


    Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, the use of Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet is considered safe.

    Safe
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, the use of Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet


    Taking Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet with food is safe.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet


    Side effects of drinking alcohol and taking Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet at the same time are rare and minor. However, if you face any side effects, talk to your doctor immediately.

    Mild


Frequently asked Questions about Ocuvir DT 200 Tablet

Question over 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Ocuvir on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Tarun kumar MBBS , Other

No, Ocuvir should not be discontinued without doctors advice to ensure complete eradication of the infection. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

Question over 4 years ago

Is Ocuvir an antibiotic?

Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS , General Surgery

No, Ocuvir is not an antibiotic. It is an antiviral drug which is used to treat infections caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) such as genital herpes. It is also used in the treatment of chickenpox and herpes zoster (shingles) which are caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV).

Question over 5 years ago

How long can I safely take Ocuvir?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

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

Question about 4 years ago

Can I take Ocuvir with prednisone?

Dr. Vipin Khadse MBBS , General Physician

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

Question over 5 years ago

How does Ocuvir work?

Aakash Shah MBBS, MBBS , General Physician

Ocuvir contains acyclovir. It works by preventing the DNA synthesis and replication of the virus. It interferes with DNA polymerase enzyme which is essential for the virus to synthesize DNA that helps in replicating the virus. In this way Ocuvir ensures eradication of viral infection from the body.



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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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