- Adefovir Dipivoxil
- Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate
- 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 Zovirax* used for?
Generic for Zovirax* (Acyclovir) 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. Generic for Zovirax* eye ointment is used to treat viral eye infections caused by herpes simplex viruses. Generic for Zovirax* 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 Generic for Zovirax*?
The dosage of Generic for Zovirax* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Zovirax* 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 Generic for Zovirax* cream liberally onto the affected area. Do not use this medication in the eyes.
Apply a thin line of Generic for Zovirax* eye ointment along the inside of the lower eye lid. Wash your hands before and after use.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Zovirax*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Generic for Zovirax* 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 Zovirax*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Zovirax*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Zovirax*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Zovirax*.
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 Zovirax*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Zovirax* 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 Zovirax*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Zovirax* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Zovirax* 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 Zovirax* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Zovirax* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Zovirax* tablet can cause side effects such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and swelling in your hands or feet.
Generic for Zovirax* cream can cause side effects such as cracked/dry lips, burning, and stinging.
Generic for Zovirax* 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 Generic for Zovirax*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Zovirax*?
Is it possible for me to use Generic for Zovirax* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Generic for Zovirax*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Zovirax*?
How will Generic for Zovirax* work in my body?
How should Generic for Zovirax* be used?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Zovirax* 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 Zovirax* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.