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Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's

Manufacturer

Cipla Ltd

Composition

ACICLOVIR-400MG

Consume Type

ORAL

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's

Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's contains a class of antiviral medication, aciclovir, which is used to treat viral infections. It plays a vital role in treating cold sores (an inflamed blister in or near the mouth, caused by infection with the herpes simplex virus), genital herpes (a common sexually transmitted infection marked by genital pain and sores), and herpes zoster (a viral infection that causes a painful rash). In addition to this, it is also used to treat chickenpox. Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's does not cure herpes but does not allow the infection to spread and treat its symptoms.

Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's contains Aciclovir, which is an antiviral medication. Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's prevents the multiplication of viruses in human cells by acting on its DNA resulting in decreased viral overload.

Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition. In some cases, you may experience headaches, feeling dizzy, feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting), diarrhoea, rash, and skin sensitivity to sunlight. Most of these side effects of Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's are temporary, do not require medical attention, and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.

Take Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's only if the doctor prescribes you. Never encourage self-medication or suggest your medicine to someone else. Do not take Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's if you are allergic to Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's, aciclovir, or any of its ingredients. Check with your doctor if you're pregnant, currently breastfeeding, or taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medicines. Use protection while having sexual intercourse to avoid the transfer of genital herpes (a sexually transmitted disease) to your partner. If you have a weak immune system, please inform your doctor before taking Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's as a dose adjustment may be required.

Uses of Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's

Herpes zoster skin infection(shingles) and Chicken Pox.

Medicinal Benefits

Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's contains Aciclovir, which is an antiviral medication. Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's prevents the multiplication of viruses in human cells by acting on its DNA resulting in decreased viral overload.

Directions for Use

Tablet/Capsule: Swallow it as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.Syrup/Suspension: Shake the bottle well before use. Take the prescribed dose by mouth using the measuring cup/dosing syringe/dropper provided by the pack.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's

  • Headaches
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Rash
  • Skin sensitivity to sunlight

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's if you are allergic to Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's or any of its ingredients. Inform your doctor about all other OTC medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. If you are 65 years of age or have kidney disease or kidney transplant, heart problem or history of heart problem, have HIV/AIDS, are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant, Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's should be taken with caution and only if a doctor prescribes you. Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting when you get up too quickly from a lying position, especially when you start taking Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's so please get up gradually. Also, do not drive a car or operate any machinery which requires concentration as Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's may cause dizziness. Please do not take Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's if you have ever developed a rash due to fever. Use protection while having sexual intercourse to avoid the transfer of genital herpes (a sexually transmitted disease) to your partner. If you have a weak immune system, please inform your doctor before taking Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's as a dose adjustment may be required. Drink plenty of fluid as Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's can cause dehydration and kidney damage.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's may have an interaction with medication used to treat gout (probenecid), treat stomach ulcers (cimetidine), stop your body from rejecting transplanted organs (mycophenolate mofetil), treat asthma (aminophylline, theophylline).

Drug-Food Interaction: Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's interacts with non-prescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Inform your doctor if you have or had renal dysfunction or disease, hemodialysis (a procedure where a dialysis machine and a special filter called an artificial kidney, or a dialyzer, are used to clean your blood), and organ transplant, Immunodeficiency, bone marrow transplantation, and Neutropenia (lower-than-normal levels of neutrophils).

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Limit alcohol intake while using Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's to prevent any adverse effects.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's is a pregnancy Category B medicine. It is not known whether Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's will affect pregnant women or fetus or not. Hence, the intake of Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's should be only if prescribed and under medical supervision.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's is a pregnancy Category B medicine. It is not known whether Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's will pass through the milk in breastfeeding women or not. Hence, Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's should only be taken if prescribed by a doctor and under medical supervision.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's can affect alertness and coordination. So, operating machinery which requires concentration should be avoided.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's is safe if prescribed by a doctor. It is known not to interact with liver functioning.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Avoid alcoholic beverages with Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's as it can make you dehydrated and may affect your sleep.
  • Try to include heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acid containing food drinks in your daily diet. You can also use low-fat cooking oil like olive oil, soybean oil, canola oil, and coconut oil.
  • Include turmeric or yellow mustard in your diet to avoid constipation caused by antiviral drugs and increase the intake of fluids to stay hydrated.
  • Take enough of Vitamin D and fresh air as it is known to improve the symptoms of herpes infection.
  • Try to reduce emotional and physical stress by spending time with family or whatever makes you happy.
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet, and make sure you sleep at least 8 hours a day for a speedy recovery.
  • If you are going in strong sunlight, please wear a lip balm SPF 15 or higher, and Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's makes you sensitive to UV and sunlight.

Other Information (ACI0019)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-23

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Herpes zoster(shingles): It is a viral infection that causes a painful rash that causes red skin rashes and pain and burning. The virus lives in your nervous system for years before causing Herpes. It can appear on your face, neck, torso, and one side of the body. It can occur in and around the eyes, also known as ophthalmic herpes zoster. Antiviral medicines can help in the treatment of shingles (Herpes Zoster) Caused by the Varicella-Zoster virus.

Genital herpes infection: It is a common sexually transmitted infection; both men and women can be affected; in which the genitals are affected. Common symptoms include pain, irritation, itching, and sores in the genitals. Marked by genital pain and sores.

Herpes labialis: It is a kind of viral infection that affects the lip and is also known as cold sores. There is burning pain, and small blisters appear. In some patients, it can also lead to fever. Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's helps in the healing process of cold sores.

Chickenpox: It is a viral infection that is highly contagious. Common symptoms include rash, small painful blisters, fever, sore throat, and body pain. Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's tablet should be taken 24 or 48 hours after the onset of chickenpox (rash). Also, for a speedy recovery, avoid contact with other people who have chickenpox and maintain good hygiene.

FAQs

No, Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's should not be taken if you have HIV (Human Immuno Deficiency Syndrome). It can increase the risk of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (blood clot formation in small blood vessels).

No, Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. If you take it in more than the recommended dose, it might cause unpleasant side effects. If you think your symptoms are not improving, please consult your doctor.

If you miss a dose of Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it's almost time for the next dose, do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

No, Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's does not cure herpes infection. Instead, it reduces pain and itching caused due to it and prevents a new sore formation.

Do not stop taking Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's without talking to your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's, you may experience confusion, fever, mental state changes, or severe muscle stiffness. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually depending upon your disease condition.

No, Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's is not known to affect contraception (condoms). Also, to avoid transmission of herpes infection as it is a sexually transmitted disease; please use any form of contraception.

Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's works by preventing the multiplication of viruses in human cells. As a result, this stops the proliferation of viruses and produces new viruses, slowly leading to the viral infection clearing up. Take Acivir-400 DT Tablet 5's preferably first thing in the morning as generally it is taken after every 4 hours.

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Country Of Origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Cipla House, Peninsula Business Park, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai-400013

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