Generic Zovirax (Acyclovir)
Manufacturer: Maxcare / Cipla / Zenlabs
Generic Zovirax is a generic drug for treating different infections caused by a virus (herpes, chicken pox, shingles). The active ingredient is Acyclovir 200/400/800mg. Acyclovir is a synthetic substance (a white, crystalline powder) similar in structure to the guanine. This drug is sold in form of pills, capsules or...
Generic Zovirax is a generic drug which contains the active ingredient - Acyclovir 200mg, which is also available in dosage of 400/800mg. This drug is for treating different infections caused by a virus (herpes, chicken pox, shingles). The Manufacturer: Atlantic / Cipla / Maxcare / Zenlabs. It is sold under brand(s): Cyclorax / Acivir / Aclovir / Zenclovir.
Acyclovir is a synthetic substance (a white, crystalline powder) similar in structure to the guanine; by reacting with specific enzymes, acyclovir is transformed in a pharmacologically active substance. This drug is sold in form of pills. The capsule shell consists of FD&C Blue No. 2, gelatin and titanium dioxide. Generic Valtrex 0.5g is similar by its action to Generic Zovirax.
By long-term use of the drug, especially in patients with immune deficiency, is observed the development of viral resistance to preparations containing acyclovir. This drug may contain some inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reaction or health problems. Before you start to take it, discuss with doctor all your health history and things you are allergic to.
After oral ingestion, the active ingredient of the drug is partially absorbed into the bloodstream. Drink a lot of water while you are taking Generic Zovirax. This will help your kidney to work well. Generic Zovirax do not treat a viral infection such as a flu or a cold.
Before taking this drug pay attention to the medication it interacts with: probenecid, drugs for bowel disorders, injectable osteoporosis medication, antivirals, injected antibiotics, drugs to prevent organ transplant rejection, chemotherapy, and some arthritis or pain medicines.
Side effects of Generic Zovirax include:
- dark urine;
- chest pain;
- allergic reactions (itching, skin rash, swelling of the face);
- unusual bleeding;
- yellowing of the eyes;
- trouble passing urine;
- stomach upset;
This article does not contain the full information and can not be the reason for taking or refusing to use Acyclovir!