What does acyclovir do to the virus?
Acyclovir is also sometimes used to prevent outbreaks of genital herpes in people who are infected with the virus. Acyclovir is in a class of antiviral medications called synthetic nucleoside analogues. It works by stopping the spread of the herpes virus in the body.
Do antivirals weaken the immune system?
The inhibitory effects of antivirals on immune cells may contribute to the immune deterioration observed in patients following prolonged use of the drugs.
What painkillers can I take with acyclovir?
Paracetamol is safe to take with aciclovir if you need a painkiller. Speak to your doctor if this does not help or your headaches are severe.
How often can you take medovir 800 mg?
Treatment of herpes zoster 800 mg 5 times daily at 4-hrly intervals for 7 days. Childn >2 yr Adult dose, <2 yr ½ adult dose. View Medovir overdosage for action to be taken in the event of an overdose. May be taken with or without food: May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort. Elderly (adequate hydration on high doses).
What do you need to know about medovir?
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How long is the shelf life of medovir?
Medovir in the form of a cream or lyophilizate can be used within 36 months from the date of manufacture of the drug. Shelf life of the tablets is 5 years. Analogues of the drug are medicines Acyclovir, Virollex with Biocyclic and Acyclomax, and in addition Geviran, Acyclovad, Zovirax and Gerpevir.
How is medovir used to treat herpes simplex?
It is prescribed to prevent the appearance of infections provoked by herpes simplex, in people with immunodeficiency. In addition, the drug is used for infections that occur due to the action of varicella-zoster, and with encephalitis of herpetic origin.