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VIROVIR 500MG TABLET

Manufacturer

Fdc Ltd

Pack Of

3 TABLETS

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About VIROVIR 500MG TABLET

VIROVIR 500MG TABLET belongs to a class of drugs known as antivirals 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). VIROVIR 500MG TABLET does not cure herpes but does not allow the infection to spread and treat its symptoms.

VIROVIR 500MG TABLET contains famciclovir, which is an antiviral medication. It is used in treating viral infection by preventing the multiplication of viruses in human cells. As a result, this stops the proliferation of viruses, slowly leading to the viral infection clearing up.

VIROVIR 500MG TABLET 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 and how you respond to VIROVIR 500MG TABLET. In some cases, you may experience headaches, feeling dizzy, feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting), diarrhoea, and itching. Most of these side effects of VIROVIR 500MG TABLET 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 VIROVIR 500MG TABLET only if the doctor prescribes you. Never encourage self-medication or suggest your medicine to someone else. Do not take VIROVIR 500MG TABLET if you are allergic to VIROVIR 500MG TABLET, famciclovir, or any of its ingredients. Inform your doctor before taking VIROVIR 500MG TABLET if you have kidney/liver problems or have problems with your immune system. Check with your doctor if you're pregnant, 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 VIROVIR 500MG TABLET as a dose adjustment may be required.

Uses of VIROVIR 500MG TABLET

Herpes zoster skin infection(shingles) and genital herpes.

Directions for Use

VIROVIR 500MG TABLET should be used as advised by the doctor. Preferably take it at the same time every day.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of VIROVIR 500MG TABLET

Like all medicines, VIROVIR 500MG TABLET can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The most common side-effects are headaches, feeling dizzy, feeling, or being sick (nausea or vomiting), diarrhoea, abnormal tests of liver function, itching and abdominal pain. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

Do not take VIROVIR 500MG TABLET if you are allergic to VIROVIR 500MG TABLET or any of its ingredients. Inform your doctor about all other OTC medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products that you are already taking. Take VIROVIR 500MG TABLET with caution if you have kidney disease or liver disease. Do not drive a car or operate any machinery which requires concentration as VIROVIR 500MG TABLET may cause dizziness. 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 VIROVIR 500MG TABLET as a dose adjustment may be required. Inform your doctor before taking VIROVIR 500MG TABLET if you have a known intolerance to some sugars, e.g. lactose.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Consumption of alcohol with VIROVIR 500MG TABLET may increase the risk of side-effects.

  • Pregnancy

    VIROVIR 500MG TABLET is a pregnancy Category B medicine. It is not known whether VIROVIR 500MG TABLET will affect pregnant women or fetus or not. Hence, the intake of VIROVIR 500MG TABLET should be only if prescribed and under medical supervision.

  • Breast Feeding

    VIROVIR 500MG TABLET is a pregnancy Category B medicine. It is not known whether VIROVIR 500MG TABLET will pass through the milk in breastfeeding women or not. Hence, VIROVIR 500MG TABLET should only be taken if prescribed by a doctor and under medical supervision.

  • Driving

    Consult Your Doctor

    VIROVIR 500MG TABLET can cause dizziness, drowsiness or confusion. So, operating machinery which requires concentration should be avoided.

  • Liver

    VIROVIR 500MG TABLET to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

  • Kidney

    VIROVIR 500MG TABLET 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.

Other Information (VIR0005)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

If you miss a dose of VIROVIR 500MG TABLET, 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, VIROVIR 500MG TABLET does not cure herpes infection. Instead, it reduces pain and itching caused due to it and prevents a new sore formation.

VIROVIR 500MG TABLET should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Abrupt stopping of this medicine may lead to resistance to other medications making the infection difficult to treat.

The overdose of VIROVIR 500MG TABLET leads to an increased risk of side-effects that can be fatal sometimes. In people with kidney problems, it rarely leads to kidney failure on overdose. So, consult a doctor immediately if you accidentally overdose on this medicine.

VIROVIR 500MG TABLET may cause dizziness. So, it would be best if you refrained from driving or operating heavy machinery that requires you to stay alert.

Famciclovir belongs to a class of drugs called antivirals. It works by preventing the replication of viral DNA that is necessary for viruses to multiply, thereby stops spreading of herpes virus in the body. Famciclovir is a 'prodrug,' that is converted to penciclovir in the body. Famciclovir does not cure or stop the spread of herpes. Famciclovir only relieves pain, itching, and also heals and prevents sores associated with herpes virus infections.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

VIROVIR 500MG TABLET

Manufacturer/Marketer address

FDC LIMITED, B-8, MIDC Area, Waluj - 431 136, Dist. Aurangabad, Maharashtra

VIROVIR 500MG TABLET

VIROVIR 500MG TABLET

MRP: 290.00

Strip
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3 Tablet in 1 Strip