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- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Zyclir* used for?
Generic for Zyclir* (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 Zyclir*?
The dosage of Generic for Zyclir* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician?s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Zyclir* 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 Zyclir*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Generic for Zyclir* 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 Zyclir*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Zyclir*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Zyclir*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Zyclir*.
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 Zyclir*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Zyclir* can interact with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Also, tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks containing caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
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 Zyclir*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Zyclir* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Zyclir* 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 Zyclir* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Zyclir* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Zyclir* 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 Zyclir*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Zyclir*?
Is it possible for me to use Generic for Zyclir* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Generic for Zyclir*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Zyclir*?
How will Generic for Zyclir* work in my body?
How should Generic for Zyclir* be used?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Zyclir* drug interactions and side effects?
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 Zyclir* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.