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  • Zovirax Suspension 200mg/5ml 125ml

Zovirax Suspension 200mg/5ml 125ml

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Description
Zovirax Suspension is indicated for the treatment of herpes simplex virus infections of the skin and mucous membranes including initial and recurrent genital herpes (excluding neonatal HSV and severe HSV infections in immunocompromised children). Zovirax Suspension is indicated for the suppression (prevention of recurrences) of recurrent herpes simplex infections in immunocompetent patients. Zovirax Suspension is indicated for the prophylaxis of herpes simplex infections in immunocompromised patients. Zovirax Suspension is indicated for the treatment of varicella (chickenpox) and herpes zoster (shingles) infections.
How to use
Dosage in Adults: Treatment of herpes simplex infections: 200 mg Zovirax should be taken five times daily at approximately four hourly intervals omitting the night time dose. Treatment should continue for 5 days, but in severe initial infections this may have to be extended. In severely immunocompromised patients (e.g. after marrow transplant) or in patients with impaired absorption from the gut the dose can be doubled to 400 mg Zovirax or alternatively intravenous dosing could be considered.
Dosing should begin as early as possible after the start of an infection; for recurrent episodes this should preferably be during the prodromal period or when lesions first appear.
Suppression of herpes simplex infections in immunocompetent patients: 200 mg Zovirax should be taken four times daily at approximately six-hourly intervals. Many patients may be conveniently managed on a regimen of 400 mg Zovirax twice daily at approximately twelve-hourly intervals.
Dosage titration down to 200 mg Zovirax taken thrice daily at approximately eight-hourly intervals or even twice daily at approximately twelve-hourly intervals, may prove effective. Some patients may experience break-through infection on total daily doses of 800 mg Zovirax.
Precautions
Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to aciclovir or valaciclovir, or to any of the excipients.