Ekovir 800 is an antibiotic drug produced by John Lee that contains the active substance Acyclovir. Acyclovir is an antiviral medication which primarily used for the treatment of herpes simplex virus infections, chickenpox, and shingles.
Acyclovir works by lowering the ability of the virus to multiply in your body. This treats the symptoms of your infection. However, this drug doesn’t cure infections. Infections include cold sores, chickenpox, shingles, or genital herpes. Even with this drug, the virus may still live in your body. Your symptoms may occur again later even after the symptoms of your current infection go away.
Recommendations for use
Your dosage and how often you take the drug will depend on your age, the condition being treated, how severe your condition is, other medical conditions you have and how you react to the first dose.
The half-life of Acyclovir around 2.5 to 4 hours so in order for the medication to be effective, it needs to be taken every few hours to sustain its concentration in the bloodstream.
Shingles typical dosage is 800mg every 4 hours, five times per day for 7–10 days. Genital herpes typical initial dosage is 200mg every 4 hours, five times per day, for 10 days. Typical dosage for prevention of recurrent herpes is 400 mg twice per day, every day for up to 12 months. Typical dosage for reinfection (flare-up of the infection) is 200mg every 4 hours, five times per day, for 5 days. Chickenpox typical dosage is 800mg four times per day for 5 days. Start this drug as soon as your first symptom of chickenpox appears. It isn’t known if this drug is effective if you start it more than 24 hours after the first sign of chickenpox.
While taking this medication, it is highly recommended to drink plenty of fluids and reduce the dietary calcium intake.
Possible side effects
Common side effects of Acyclovir include nausea and diarrhea. Potentially serious side effects include kidney problems and low platelets. Greater care is recommended in those with poor liver or kidney function.
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