Aciclovir

Looking for an effective medication to ease the symptoms of your genital herpes, shingles, and other viral problems? Try Aciclovir.

Aciclovir is an antiviral medicine used to treat varicella or chickenpox, herpes zoster or shingles, and first-time or repeat outbreaks of genital herpes. It contains the active ingredient aciclovir that stops the spread of the herpes virus in the body.

What is Aciclovir? 

Aciclovir is an antiviral medicine used to treat varicella or chickenpox, herpes zoster or shingles, and first-time or repeat outbreaks of genital herpes. It contains the active ingredient aciclovir that stops the spread of the herpes virus in the body.

Aciclovir is a class of antiviral medications called synthetic nucleoside analogues. It reduces the pain and heals the blisters of genital herpes, cold sores, and other herpes simplex infections. It also prevents the return of these problems once you’ve had them and works for those with a weaker immune system that is less able to fight off infections.

What are the ingredients of Aciclovir?

The active substance of Aciclovir is Aciclovir. Each tablet contains 400 mg of Aciclovir.

Other ingredients are magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycollate, pregelatinised starch, and colloidal anhydrous silica.

Aciclovir 400 mg tablets come in the form of capsule-shaped biconvex uncoated white to off-white tablets with “400” debossed on one side and “ACV” on the other side.

How does Aciclovir work? 

Aciclovir contains the active ingredient aciclovir, which stops the spread of the herpes virus in the body. It works by inhibiting the production of the enzyme needed by the virus to grow. However, it does not cure genital herpes or stop the transmission of the virus to other people.

What are the benefits of taking Aciclovir?

Aciclovir is a helpful treatment for the pain and blisters or cold sores experienced by people with chickenpox, shingles, or outbreaks of genital herpes.

Who should not use Aciclovir? 

Aciclovir should not be used if you have an allergy to aciclovir or valaciclovir or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (check product leaflet).

Consult with your doctor before taking Aciclovir tablets if you have kidney problems or if you are over 65 years old.

If you are taking or have recently taken any other medications, inform your doctor before the use of this product, particularly medicines like probenecid used to treat gout, cimetidine used to treat stomach ulcers, and mycophenolate mofetil used to stop your body rejecting transplanted organs.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult first with their doctor before using Aciclovir.

Driving or operating machinery is prohibited when under this medication. It may have an effect on your ability to drive.