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What is Ocuvir-DT used for?
Ocuvir-DT 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 Ocuvir-DT?
The dosage of Ocuvir-DT prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician?s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Ocuvir-DT 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 Ocuvir-DT?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Ocuvir-DT 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 Ocuvir-DT?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Ocuvir-DT, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Ocuvir-DT?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Ocuvir-DT.
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 Ocuvir-DT, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Ocuvir-DT 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 Ocuvir-DT?
Like other medicines, Ocuvir-DT can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Ocuvir-DT 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 Ocuvir-DT cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Ocuvir-DT develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Ocuvir-DT 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 Ocuvir-DT.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Ocuvir-DT?
Is it possible for me to use Ocuvir-DT with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Ocuvir-DT?
What are the possible drug interactions of Ocuvir-DT?
How will Ocuvir-DT work in my body?
How should Ocuvir-DT be used?
How to reduce the risk of Ocuvir-DT 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 Ocuvir-DT is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.