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Zovirax (Acyclovir)

Acyclovir is a prescription drug that comes in tablet, capsule, cream, suspension and injectable solution forms. It is also known under the generic drug name Acyclovir. It is prescribed by most doctors in treating conditions such as:

  • Treatment of acute varicella (chickenpox) and herpes zoster (shingles).
  • Treatment of cold sores or herpes labialis.
  • Treatment of initial episodes of herpes genitals.
  • Suppression of frequent recurrences of herpes genitals with 6 or more episodes each year.
  • It is sometimes used by doctors to treat herpes infections in people with HIV.

These infections are due to herpes zoster and herpes simplex viruses. Zovirax can only decrease the length and severity of the outbreak. It will not cure infections. The viruses that cause the infections will continue to live in the body.

Why Buy Zovirax?

Acyclovir is the oldest antiviral drug available in the market for the treatment of herpes simplex virus. Until now, it has remained as first-line treatment for these types of infections. Zovirax has been approved by the U.S FDA since the 1980s.

How to Take Zovirax?

Take Zovirax according to your doctor prescription. Take it exactly as directed. Your dose is based on your condition, age and the severity of your condition. Common dosages are:

Treatment of Genital Herpes

Take 200mg of Zovirax five times a day for 10 days. For suspension form, take 5ml every 4 hours for 10 days.

Prevention of recurrences of genital herpes

The recommended dose is one teaspoon or 5ml of liquid suspension three times a day. Take 400mg of Zovirax every 12 hours for 12 months or 5ml of liquid suspension five times a day.

Treatment of Chickenpox

Patients weighing more than 40 pounds must take 800 mg of this drug four times a day for 5 days. The maximum dose must not exceed 800mg day.

Treatment of Shingles

Take 800 mg of Zovirax five times a day for 7 to 10 days.

Things to Remember

  • Patients with reduced renal function must take this drug with caution.
  • Take this medication at the first sign of the outbreak. It may not work well if you delay treatment.
  • Take this medication at an evenly spaced time. Finish the entire course of the treatment.
  • Children younger than 2 years of age should not use this medication.
  • Drink plenty of fluid when you take Zovirax.
  • Tell your doctor of your medical history especially if you have a weakened immune system, kidney problems, HIV and bone marrow transplant.

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