Valcivir 1000mg Tablet
Valcivir 1000Mg Tablet falls under a category of drugs known as antiviral. This medication is used to treat infections such as genital herpes, cold sores in children at least 12 years of age and shingles in adults. It also treats chickenpox in children who are 2 years of age.
On using this medication you may experience side effects such as headache, stomach pain, dizziness, drowsiness, hallucinations, mental and mood disorders such as agitation, seizures, skin rash, difficulty with speech, kidney disorders and nausea. Seek medical help on experiencing any reaction. Discontinue usage if you have fever, weakness, skin paleness, bloody diarrhoea, swelling of body parts and abnormal bleeding.
Before using this medication tell your doctor if; you are allergic to any ingredient contained within Valcivir 1000Mg Tablet, you are allergic to any food or medicine or substance, you are taking any medications, you have kidney disorders, you have HIV or weak immune system, you are pregnant or are nursing a baby.
The dosage is fixed by the doctor taking into consideration your previous medical records and the current condition. The usual dose in adults for treating herpes simplex labialis is 2 g orally every 12 hours in doses of 2.
How is Valcivir-1000 used?
Valcivir should be taken orally 2 to 3 times per day at the first sign of an outbreak or as directed by a doctor. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with plenty of water for the duration of the treatment. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the condition being treated and the patient’s response to the medication.
How Valcivir Tablet works
Valcivir 1000mg tablet is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of the virus in human cells. Thus stops the virus from producing new viruses.
Side effects of Valcivir Tablet
Expert advice for Valcivir Tablet
Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
Drink plenty of water while on treatment with Valcivir. This helps to prevent kidney stone and kidney damage.
Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems. A dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
You should not have sex if you have genital sores or blisters. If you're taking Valcivir for herpes, you should use barrier methods (condoms) when you're having sex since you can still pass it on to other people, even if you're taking the medication.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
If you miss a dose of Valacyclovir, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions for Valacyclovir
Q. Can I use Valcivir to prevent transmission?
Yes. Valcivir can be used to prevent transmission. It causes reduction of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) transmission from patient with recurrent infection to uninfected individuals.
Q. Is Valcivir a penicillin?
No. Valcivir is not a penicillin. Penicillins are a group of antibiotics used against many bacterial infections. Valcivir, on the other hand, is an anti-viral agent.
Q. Can I use Valcivir for acne?
No. Valcivir is not approved for acne. It is used in the treatment of herpes labialis, genital herpes infection and herpes zoster.
Q. What if Valcivir is taken with guaifenesin?
Valcivir has no known interaction with guaifenesin.
Q. Is Valcivir a corticosteroid?
No. Valcivir is not a corticosteroid. It belongs to the anti-viral class of medicines.
Q. Can I use Valcivir for the cold?
No. Valcivir should not be used for cold. It is used in the treatment of herpes labialis, genital herpes infection and herpes zoster.
Q. When Valcivir doesn't work?
Valcivir has the highest efficacy against Herpes Simplex Virus infections and to some extent Varicella Zoster Virus infections. It may also have activity against CMV and EBV. However, it will not work against other viral infections (HIV, HPV, Influenza), bacterial or fungal infections.
Q. Can I use Valcivir for eye herpes?
Yes. Valcivir can be used for the treatment of Herpetic Eye.It has been shown to be as effective as acyclovir in reducing the recurrence of an ocular herpetic disease.