Valcivir 500mg

Valacyclovir

US$ 1.16

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6 Tablet/s US$ 1.17 US$ 7.89
30 Tablet/s US$ 1.13 US$ 34.68
60 Tablet/s US$ 1.15 US$ 69.37
90 Tablet/s US$ 1.16 US$ 104.05

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Description

SKU 1167
US Brand Name Valtrex
Strength 500mg
Generic Name Valacyclovir

Valcivir

Valacyclovir is an antiviral drug in the treatment of viral infections. It belongs to the class of guanosine analogue antiviral drug (NRTI). This medicine is used for the treatment of herpes simplex, herpes zoster and Genital herpes. It is available on our website in the form of solid tablet dosage form.

The ailments, it is used for:

Valacyclovir is a drug that is given in the treatment of viral infections listed below:

  • Herpes simplex (oral and genital)
  • Herpes Zoster (shingles)
  • Prevents Cytomegalovirus disease following organ transplantation
  • Prophylactically, it is given in herpes viruses in immunocompromised cancer patients  

Understanding the drug Valacyclovir:

Valacyclovir is a potent antiviral drug that treats multiple viral infections.

How it works?

Valacyclovir is not the active drug that produces antiviral action. Valacyclovir gets converted into acyclovir which gets changed into acyclovir triphosphate. Acyclovir triphosphate is the active form which inhibits the DNA polymerase enzyme and causes chain termination. The use of Valacyclovir was approved by FDA in 1995.

When should you avoid it?

You should not take Valacyclovir if you:

  • Are allergic to Valacyclovir
  • Are prone to allergies
  • Are suffering from kidney problems
  • Had bone marrow transplantation
  • Have HIV/AIDS or conditions that weaken the immune system
  • Are pregnant or planning to become a pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding a child

How much to take?

The dosage is solely decided by the Doctor after assessing your condition and various factors such as age, gender and body weight. One can’t fix the dose as it varies from patient to patient. It can be increased or decreased depending upon the patient’s condition. Always take the dose as prescribed by the Doctor.

 

Indication

 

Dosing schedule

Genital herpes

 

1000 mg twice daily for 10 days

 

Shingles

 

1000 mg three times a day for 7 days

Recurrent genital Herpes

1000 mg once daily or 500 mg orally once a day depending upon the recurrence

Cold sores

2000 mg after every 12 hours

 

What are the strengths available?

Valacyclovir is available in following strength preparations on our website:

  • Valcivir 500 mg
  • Valcivir 1000 mg

Who is the manufacturer?

Valcivir is manufactured by Cipla pharmaceutcial private limited, a big pharmaceutical giant and are available on our website in the pack of 30, 60 and 90 tablets.

How to take?

Valacyclovir is taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet with a full glass of water. Don’t crush or chew the tablet.

When to take?

Always take the medicine as instructed by the Doctor or Pharmacist. Don’t consume the medicine in a greater amount than prescribed. It is mostly given once a day. So, doctor will recommend the best therapeutic dose for you. Consult your doctor before taking the drug.

For how long should it be taken?

Apply the medicine as long as recommended by the Doctor. Always ask the doctor before stopping the drug intake.

What if you take too much (overdose)?

If overdose, immediately consult with your concerned doctor. Take medical help as soon as possible if you encounter any unusual symptom:

  • Extreme tiredness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Changes in the amount of urine

What if you miss the dose?

Valacyclovir is taken after doctor’s recommendation. Take the medicine as long recommended by the doctor. This reduces the chances of missing a dose. Talk to your doctor if you miss the dose. Don’t double up the dose in order to catch up with the previous one.

What are the side effects?

Every medicine shows some side effects, same way this drug also has some undesired effects with it. Valacyclovir shows common side effects such as:

  • Nausea
  • Joint pain
  • Dizziness
  • Menstrual pain
  • Headache
  • Mild skin rash
  • Stuffy nose
  • Sore throat

Some serious and rare side effects that need serious consideration are stated below:

  • Lower back pain
  • Drowsiness
  • Swelling and weight gain
  • Confusion and agitation
  • Speech problems
  • Seizures
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Weakness or fainting
  • Less urination than usual

Are there any possible drug interactions?

Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. Give a complete list of prescription or non prescription drugs and any other disease conditions. This way, the doctor is able to decide and give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Valacyclovir. Drugs that are listed below shows interaction:

  • Lithium
  • Meselamine
  • Sulfasalazine
  • Sirolimus
  • Kanamycin
  • Vancomycin
  • Indomethacin
  • Bacitracin
  • Gentamicin

What are the things to be taken care of?

  • Always take the medicine as per the prescription
  • Don’t use the expired drugs
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol while using this drug
  • Don’t share your medicine with anybody, even if they have the same symptoms
  • Always store the medicine at the room temperature and away from moisture, heat and light
  • It will not help you to prevent the spread of genital herpes
  • Always use condom to prevent spreading the virus to others
  • Consult with your pharmacist about the proper disposal of the drug
  • Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
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