Manufacturer: Glaxo Smithkline pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Trade name: Zovirax
Strength: 800 mg
Active ingredient: Acyclovir
Category: Antiviral drug
Pregnancy category: Acyclovir belongs to FDA pregnancy category B.
Uses: Zovirax 800 mg tablet is used to treat infections caused by herpes virus such as genital herpes, cold sores (caused by herpes simplex), shingles(caused by herpes zoster), and chicken pox. It does not cure the infections. It decreases the symptoms.
How to use: Take Zovirax 800 mg tablet with plenty of water. Continue taking this medication for full prescribed length of time.
Side Effects: Nausea, diarrhea, tiredness, headache, confusion, vomiting
Dosage: The dose is dependant on the infection to be treated. For herpes simplex the dose is 200 mg every four hours.
Written by: : healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: July 30th, 2015
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