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      Brand Name: ACIVIR

      Generic Name: Acyclovir

      Generic for Acivir* (Acyclovir) is an antiviral drug prescribed to treat infections caused by herpes viruses, which include chickenpox, genital herpes, shingles, and cold sores. It decreases the growth and spread of herpes virus in the body and helps faster healing of sores. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Read More>>

       
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    What is Generic for Acivir* used for?

    Generic for Acivir* (Acyclovir) is an antiviral drug prescribed to treat infections caused by herpes viruses, which include chickenpox, genital herpes, shingles, and cold sores. It decreases the growth and spread of herpes virus in the body and helps faster healing of sores. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Acivir*?

    The dosage of Generic for Acivir* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

    Take Generic for Acivir* pill with a full glass of water. It can be taken with or without food. Drink plenty of fluids while you are taking this medication.

    What if you miss a dose of Generic for Acivir*?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Generic for Acivir* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

    What if you overdose on Generic for Acivir*?

    Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Acivir*, seek medical attention immediately.

    What other drugs could interact with Generic for Acivir*?

    • Ibuprofen
    • Naproxen
    • Probenecid

    It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Acivir*

    Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Acivir*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Generic for Acivir* can interact with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

    Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    What are the side effects of Generic for Acivir*?

    Like other medicines, Generic for Acivir* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Acivir* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

    It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Acivir* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Acivir* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

    Generic for Acivir* can cause side effects such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and swelling in your hands or feet. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Acivir*

    What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Acivir*?

    Is it possible for me to use Generic for Acivir* with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Generic for Acivir*?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Acivir*?
    How will Generic for Acivir* work in my body?
    How should Generic for Acivir* be used?
    How to reduce the risk of Generic for Acivir* drug interactions and side effects?

    Note

    The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Acivir* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

     

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