«Acyclovir" prescribed for the treatment of primary and retsediviruyuschee herpes infection of the mucous membranes and skin, as well as to deal with shingles and chickenpox.Active drug and against genital herpes, and herpes keratitis, including those in immunocompromised patients. There are several formulations "Acyclovir".Better not to choose a suitable method of trial and error and with the help of a doctor who sees a picture of illness and is aware of the possible complications.

Instructions for Use "Acyclovir" in tablets

Children older than two years and zroslym for the treatment of primary herpes infection is usually prescribed one pill "Acyclovir" 4-5 times a day.Standard therapeutic course takes 5 days, but when indicated or as recommended by your doctor, it can be extended.In the presence of immunodeficie
ncy, arising, for example, as a result of chemotherapy or bone marrow transplantation, dosage "Acyclovir" can be doubled. In severe cases (if immunodeficiency infection or running) instead of pills and ointments doctor may suggest intravenous "Acyclovir".

In the event of recurrence of the disease for people with normal immunity prescribed 2 tablets "Acyclovir" to receive twice daily.In patients with impaired immunity dosing frequency can be increased to 3-4 times.Children under two years of age, "adult" dose "Acyclovir" halved.

chickenpox and shingles "Acyclovir" should be taken every 4 hours 4 tablets (800 mg) for children up to 2 years old - one.The duration of treatment is a week.

Elderly people and persons with disorders in the kidney during treatment "Acyclovir" need to consume plenty of fluids.Also, in order to avoid complications in these patients sometimes it makes sense to reconsider the dosage of any medicine. The earlier treatment is started, "Acyclovir", the higher the efficiency.

Instructions for use ointment "Acyclovir»

Apply 5% ointment "Acyclovir" should be on the affected areas of skin herpes to 5 times a day for 5-10 days.For the procedure is better to use a cotton swab.Ointments layer must be thin.Discontinue therapy can be when all the bubbles on the body covered with crust.

for the treatment of herpetic keratitis, use 3% ophthalmic ointment.To achieve the effect should be to lay a small amount of drug in the lower eyelid.During treatment should stop wearing the lenses.Ointment can be applied to other mucous membranes.

Side effects and contraindications

As described in the instructions, the drug should not be used only if you are hypersensitive.During pregnancy and breastfeeding medicine can be used with caution, only when there is evidence of life.

During treatment, you may experience the following side effects:
- abdominal pain;
- nausea;
- diarrhea;
- dizziness;
- drowsiness;
- anemia;
- fever;
- skin rash;
- burning (for external use of the drug).

In most cases, these side effects do not require the abolition of the drug, but all complications must be reported to your doctor so that he, if necessary, revised dosage.