Vira Eye Ointment

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Vira Eye Ointment

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Acyclovir साल्ट से बनी दवाएं:

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Vira Information

Vira is a prescription drug, available for use as Ointment. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Herpes, Shingles, Cold Sores. Secondary and off-label uses of Vira have also been mentioned below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Vira. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Vira as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Vira 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.

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

Vira is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Kidney Disease are examples of such conditions. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Vira contraindications section.

Additionally, Vira may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Vira, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.

  1. Vira Benefits & Uses
  2. Vira Dosage & How to Take
  3. Vira Side Effects
  4. Vira Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Vira with Other Drugs
  6. Vira Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Vira
  8. Vira Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Vira Benefits & Uses

Vira is used to treat the following -

  1. Herpes Simplex Encephalitis
  2. Herpes Primary
  3. Genital Herpes
  4. Chickenpox
  5. Shingles Primary
  6. Cold Sores Primary
  7. Pain in penis
  8. Penile Inflammation
  9. Conjunctivitis
  10. Penis Disorders

Vira Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Vira

Acyclovir

Vira Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Vira is used -

  1. Stinging in the Eyes
  2. Nausea or vomiting
  3. Abdominal Pain Unknown
  4. Confusion
  5. Hallucinations
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Dizziness Unknown
  8. Drowsiness
  9. Fatigue Unknown
  10. Headache Mild
  11. Hepatitis
  12. Jaundice Unknown
  13. Skin Rash Mild
  14. Increased Liver Enzymes
  15. Erythema

Vira Related Warnings

Is the use of Vira safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women can take Vira safely.

Safe

Is the use of Vira safe during breastfeeding?

Side effects of Vira for breastfeeding are little to none, so you can take it without doctor's advice.

Mild

What is the effect of Vira on the Kidneys?

Vira may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Vira on the Liver?

Vira has very mild side effects on the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Vira on the Heart?

Vira has very mild side effects on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Vira with Other Drugs

Vira should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Vira Contraindications

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

  1. Kidney Disease
  2. Dehydration
  3. Liver Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Vira

Is this Vira habit forming or addictive?

No, you will not get addicted to Vira.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Vira will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

Safe

Is it safe?

Vira is safe as it does not bear any side effects.

Safe

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, the use of Vira in mental disorders is not effective.

No

Vira Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Vira

It is safe to take Vira with food.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Vira

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

Vira FAQs

Question over 1 year ago

Can Vira cause acne?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , General Physician

No, Vira 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 11 months ago

Can I take Vira with azithromycin?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Vira can be taken with azithromycin. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug then do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

Question almost 2 years ago

Is Vira safe to use?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Vira is safe to use, if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects have been observed at the regular dose such as dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Do not hesitate to inform your doctor if you are facing any of the above side effects.

Question almost 2 years ago

Can Vira cause headache?

Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

Rarely, Vira causes a headache. It is an uncommon side effect of this medicine. If you experience a severe headache after taking this drug, take a mild painkiller, apply balms and take rest, even if the pain does not subside then discuss it with your doctor.

Question over 1 year ago

Can Vira affect blood sugar levels?

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

No, Vira 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.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 798-800
  2. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Zovirax® (acyclovir)