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What is Herpex used for?
Herpex is an antiviral drug prescribed to treat infections such as chickenpox, genital herpes, shingles and cold sores, which are caused by herpes viruses. It decreases the growth and spread of herpes virus in the body and helps faster healing of sores. Herpex eye ointment is used to treat viral eye infections caused by herpes simplex viruses. Herpex is available as tablet, topical cream and eye ointment forms. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Herpex?
The dosage of Herpex prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Herpex tablet with a full glass of water. It can be taken with or without food. Drink plenty of fluids while you are taking this medication.
Apply Herpex cream liberally onto the affected area. Do not use this medication in the eyes.
Apply a thin line of Herpex eye ointment along the inside of the lower eye lid. Wash your hands before and after use.
What if you miss a dose of Herpex?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Herpex 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 Herpex?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Herpex, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Herpex?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Herpex.
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 Herpex, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Herpex 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 Herpex?
Like other medicines, Herpex can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Herpex 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 Herpex cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Herpex develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Herpex tablet can cause side effects such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and swelling in your hands or feet.
Herpex cream can cause side effects such as cracked/dry lips, burning, and stinging.
Herpex eye ointment can cause side effects such as stinging, increased sensitivity to light, and blurred vision. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Herpex.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Herpex?
Is it possible for me to use Herpex with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Herpex?
What are the possible drug interactions of Herpex?
How will Herpex work in my body?
How should Herpex be used?
How to reduce the risk of Herpex 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 Herpex is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.