Tablets "Acyclovir" administered to children between the ages of 1 year, ointment, cream - children from 1 month.The drug is used for the treatment of varicella zoster, herpes simplex, and as a preventive agent for herpes and the general decline of immunity (HIV infection, chemotherapy, etc.)."Acyclovir" is used in children as follows.In infections caused by herpes simplex, children from 2 years appoint 0.2 g, 5 times a day for 5 days.Children from 2 years are half this dose.
To prevent a recurrence of herpes give 0.2 g of the drug 4 times or 0.4 g 2 times a day for a long time.Periodically, you need to take breaks for 6-12 months.When infectious diseases caused by the herpes zoster virus, varicella-zoster, a drug prescribed to children 6 years of age - at 0.8 g 2-6 years - 0.4 g, under 2 years - 0.2 g, the mu
ltiplicity of reception -4 times per day.The course of treatment "Acyclovir" - 5 days.In severe cases, therapy is extended up to 10 days.When shingles medication is recommended for another 3 days after recovery.In the period of treatment is necessary to increase fluid intake.
Ointment "Acyclovir" administered in an amount not greater than 80 mg per 1 kg of body weight of the child, or no more than 0.25 g per 25 square meters.See damaged skin.Children aged 12 years external preparation used in an amount not to exceed 125 mg per 25 square The ointment should be applied to damaged skin up to 5 times a day.The course of treatment is 5 days.If the rash does not disappear, the treatment period is extended for 5 days.Eye ointment "Acyclovir" is used in children for the purpose of treatment of viral eye diseases (herpetic keratitis).The drug lay in the conjunctival sac 5 times a day.Therapy - not less than 7 days.Once the symptoms continue to use the cream for another 3 days.
«Acyclovir" can cause a child the following side effects: vulvar itching, burning, skin rash.When applying eye ointment: conjunctivitis, blepharitis, superficial keratopathy, burning at the site of application.In case of overdose the following symptoms: neurological disorders, headache, shortness of breath, impaired renal function, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, convulsions, coma."Acyclovir" is not recommended for children varicella if the disease is mild.The drug is contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to its components.