Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet

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  • Manufactured by: Fdc Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Acyclovir (400 mg)
  • Seller: Apollo Pharmacy Limited
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    • Country of Origin: India

    Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet Information

    Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Herpes, Shingles, Cold Sores. Secondary and off-label uses of Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet have also been mentioned below.

    The optimal dosage of Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

    Some other side effects of Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet have been listed ahead. Such side effects of Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

    It is also important to note that Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet has a Safe effect for pregnant women and Mild effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet related warnings section.

    Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Kidney Disease are examples of such conditions. Some other conditions that can be affected by Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Drug reaction of Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet with other medicines has been reported. Refer to the list below for further details.

    You should also be aware that Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet is safe while driving, and is addiction.



    Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Ocuvir DT 400 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 400 Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


      Ocuvir is safe to take during pregnancy.

      Safe
    • Is the use of Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Side effects of Ocuvir on breastfeeding women are very mild.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Ocuvir DT 400 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 400 Tablet on the Liver?


      Side effects of Ocuvir rarely affect the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet on the Heart?


      Ocuvir is rarely harmful for the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet with Other Drugs

    Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe

    Moderate



    Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet

    • Is this Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Forming a habit of Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet has not been reported.

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


      Ocuvir DT 400 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 400 Tablet is considered safe.

      Safe
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, the use of Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet in mental disorders is not effective.

      No

    Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet


      Taking Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet with food is safe.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Ocuvir DT 400 Tablet


      Side effects of drinking alcohol and taking Ocuvir DT 400 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 400 Tablet

    Question over 4 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 3 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 4 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 over 3 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 4 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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