Composition: Each film-coated tablet contains: Acyclovir IP 200 Mg
Packing: 10 x 10 Tablet
Ekovir 200 MG Tablet is an antiviral agent which is used in the treatment of infections caused by herpes viruses such as chicken pox and shingles. The effect of this medicine is greatest if it is started as soon as symptoms appear.
Collateral effect :
- Swelling and redness at the injection site
- Abdominal pain
- Increased thirst
- Loss of appetite
- Unusual tiredness and weakness
- Black or tarry stools
- Fever with chills
- Unusual bleeding
What is Zovirax?
Zovirax (acyclovir) is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus in the body. Laciclovir does not cure herpes, but it can reduce the symptoms of the infection.
Zovirax is used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses, such as genital herpes, cold sores, herpes zoster, and chicken pox.
Zovirax can also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Take Zovirax 200 mg tablets for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Symptoms may improve before the infection is fully cured.
Treatment with Zovirax should be started as soon as possible after the first appearance of symptoms (such as tingling, burning, blistering).
Herpes infections are contagious, and you can infect other people, even while you are treating Zovirax. Prevent infected areas from coming into contact with other people. Avoid touching an infected area and then touching the eyes. Wash your hands often to avoid passing the infection to others.
Before taking this medicine
You should not take Zovirax if you are allergic to aciclovir or valaciclovir (Valtrex).
To make sure Zovirax is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
kidney disease, or
a weak immune system (caused by a disease or the use of certain drugs).
FDA pregnancy category B. Zovirax is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during treatment.
Herpes can be passed on to your baby during childbirth if you have a genital injury when the baby was born. If you have genital herpes, it is very important to prevent herpes lesions during pregnancy. Take the medication as directed to best control the infection.
Laciclovir passes into breast milk and can harm a nursing infant. Do not take this drug without telling your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby.
What is it for?
Chickenpox (varicella zoster infection).
Herpes zoster (herpes zoster).
Genital herpes (herpes simplex infection).
Herpes simplex infections of the skin, eg. Cold sores.
Prevent recurrence of herpes simplex infections, eg. Recurrent cold sores or genital herpes.
Preventing herpes simplex infections in people with an underdeveloped immune system, for example due to illness or treatment.