Dosage and Administration

Tablets "Acyclovir" is to be taken orally with water.

medication regimen for treatment of adult patients with primary or recurrent herpes - 1 tablet (200 mg) a day for 5 days.In severe cases, your doctor may prescribe a longer period of treatment.Patients with insufficient intestinal absorption or severely weakened immune systems a single dose increased to 400 mg.

to suppress the recurrence of herpes in patients with normal immune systems appoint 1 tablet "Acyclovir" 4 times a day or 2 tablets, 2 times a day.For prevention of herpes infection in patients with weakened immune systems prescribed 1 tablet 4 times a day.In some cases, a single dose may be increased to 400 mg.

Children over 2 years appoint the same dose "Acyclovir" as adults
.Children under 2 years of age receive half the adult dose.
The period of application of the drug to the patient is necessary to ensure drinking regime, in which the body receives adequate amounts of fluids.Also during the reception, "Acyclovir" is necessary to measure the level of urea and creatinine in the blood plasma to monitor renal function.

Contraindications and side effects

Application "Acyclovir" is contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to the components and during breastfeeding.The drug is prescribed with caution to pregnant women, children and elderly patients, as well as kidney function and neurological disorders.

Side Effects "Acyclovir" is most often manifested in the form of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, itching, rash, hives, fever and fatigue.

In rare cases, the drug causes hyperbilirubinemia, elevated liver enzymes, an increase in the concentration of urea and creatinine, as well as shortness of breath, hair loss, blurred vision and discomfort.There are peripheral edema, myalgia and lymphadenopathy.

In very rare cases, receiving "Acyclovir" can trigger the development of jaundice, hepatitis, anemia, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia erythropenia.Also, the patient may experience the state of excitation and confusion, drowsiness, dysarthria, ataxia, tremor, encephalopathy, hallucinations, convulsions and other psychotic symptoms.