Ocuvir Skin Cream

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Ocuvir Skin Cream Information

Ocuvir Skin Cream, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Cream. It is primarily used for the treatment of Herpes, Shingles, Cold Sores. Ocuvir Skin Cream also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The optimal dosage of Ocuvir Skin Cream 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. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Some other side effects of Ocuvir Skin Cream have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Ocuvir Skin Cream are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

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

Ocuvir Skin Cream 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 Skin Cream are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug reaction of Ocuvir Skin Cream with other medicines has been reported. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Ocuvir Skin Cream is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Ocuvir Skin Cream Benefits & Uses

Ocuvir Skin Cream is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Ocuvir Skin Cream 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

Ocuvir Skin Cream Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Ocuvir Skin Cream safe for pregnant women?


    Ocuvir is safe to take during pregnancy.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Ocuvir Skin Cream safe during breastfeeding?


    Side effects of Ocuvir on breastfeeding women are very mild.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Ocuvir Skin Cream on the Kidneys?


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

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Ocuvir Skin Cream on the Liver?


    Side effects of Ocuvir rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Ocuvir Skin Cream on the Heart?


    Ocuvir is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Ocuvir Skin Cream Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Ocuvir Skin Cream

  • Is this Ocuvir Skin Cream habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Ocuvir Skin Cream has not been reported.

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


    Ocuvir Skin Cream will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, the use of Ocuvir Skin Cream is considered safe.

    Safe
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, the use of Ocuvir Skin Cream in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Ocuvir Skin Cream Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Ocuvir Skin Cream


    Taking Ocuvir Skin Cream with food is safe.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Ocuvir Skin Cream


    Side effects of drinking alcohol and taking Ocuvir Skin Cream 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 Skin Cream

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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