Valcivir 500mg

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Buy Valcivir 500mg Online falls under a category of drugs known as antiviral. This medication is used to treat infections such as genital herpes, cold sores in children at least 12 years of age and shingles in adults. It also treats chickenpox in children who are 2 years of age.

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Generic Valacyclovir
Manufacturer Cipla Inc.
Pharmaceutical Tablet/s
Strength 500 mg

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Buy Valcivir 500mg Online

Valcivir 500Mg Tablet falls under a category of drugs known as antiviral. This medication is used to treat infections such as genital herpes, cold sores in children at least 12 years of age and shingles in adults. It also treats chickenpox in children who are 2 years of age.

On using this medication you may experience side effects such as headache, stomach pain, dizziness, drowsiness, hallucinations, mental and mood disorders such as agitation, seizures, skin rash, difficulty with speech, kidney disorders and nausea. Seek medical help on experiencing any reaction. Discontinue usage if you have fever, weakness, skin paleness, bloody diarrhoea, swelling of body parts and abnormal bleeding.

Before using this medication tell your doctor if; you are allergic to any ingredient contained within Valcivir 500Mg Tablet, you are allergic to any food or medicine or substance, you are taking any medications, you have kidney disorders, you have HIV or weak immune system, you are pregnant or are nursing a baby.

The dosage is fixed by the doctor taking into consideration your previous medical records and the current condition. The usual dose in adults for treating herpes simplex labialis is 2 g orally every 12 hours in doses of 2

How does Valcivir work?

Valcivir tablets 500mg contain valacyclovir, a prodrug of acyclovir that is more readily absorbed and is converted to acyclovir by the liver. Valacyclovir in Valcivir tablets 500mg then works in the same way as acyclovir, as an antiviral agent that is highly active against both types of herpes simplex virus, HSV-I, that causes cold sores and HSV-II that causes genital herpes; and also against the closely related varicella zoster herpes virus that causes chicken pox and shingles. Acyclovir inhibits the action of a viral enzyme (DNA polymerase), blocking viral DNA synthesis without affecting normal cellular processes. This prevents the virus replicating and therefore stops the growth and spread of the virus, relieving symptoms of the infection and helping the body to fight off the infection. Valcivir tablets 500mg will not cure a herpes infection, as the virus can lie dormant in infected cells until reactivated when immunity is low by stress, other illness or even exposure to sunlight, causing new infections like cold sores and shingles; but it does reduce pain and help the sores caused by the infection to heal faster.

What does Valcivir contain?

Valcivir tablets 500mg contain valacyclovir, an antiviral agent used to treat infections caused by herpes virus like genital herpes and cold sores and is also effective against the closely related varicella zoster herpes virus that causes chicken pox and shingles.

Adverse effects

Patients using Valcivir may encounter unwanted side effects such as:

  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness

Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:

  • Jaundice
  • Bloody urine
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Vision Changes
  • Seizures

Generic Valtrex (Valcivir by Cipla) – Dosage

The dosage of Generic Valtrex (Valcivir tablets) is given below. This is a general dosage guideline. Please consult your doctor for exact dosage, which wuill vary as per individual and the indication being treated.

Shingles

For the treatment of shingles (herpes zoster) in adults, the recommended dose is Valtrex 500 mg (1 gram) taken by mouth three times a day for seven days.

Cold Sores

For the treatment of cold sores (herpes labialis) in adults and children age 12 and older, the recommended dose is Valtrex 2000 mg (2 grams), twice a day, for one day. The two doses should be taken about 12 hours apart.

Genital Herpes

When treating the initial infection of genital herpes, the recommended dose is Valtrex 500 mg (1 gram), taken twice a day for ten days.

For the treatment of recurring outbreaks, the recommended dose is Valtrex 500 mg, taken twice a day for three days.

Genital Herpes Suppression

For preventing future outbreaks of genital herpes, the recommended dose is Valtrex 500 mg (1 gram), taken once a day, every day. For people who have had fewer than ten outbreaks of genital herpes in one year, the Valtrex dosage may be decreased to 500 mg a day, every day.

For people with HIV and genital herpes who have a CD4 cell count equal to or greater than 100 cells/mm3, the dose of Valtrex to prevent future outbreaks is 500 mg, taken twice a day, every day. Valtrex has not been studied in people with HIV who have a CD4 cell count less than 100 cells/mm3.

Preventing Spread of Genital Herpes

To decrease the chances of spreading genital herpes to sexual partners, people who have had fewer than ten outbreaks per year can take Valtrex 500 mg once a day. The medication has not been studied for this use in people who have ten or more outbreaks per year. Safer sexual practices should still be used. Condoms should always be used, and sexual contact should be avoided during an outbreak.

Warnings and Precautions

Before beginning treatment with Valcivir, tell your doctor is you have any of the following health conditions:

  • HIV or AIDS
  • Immune deficiency
  • Kidney disease
  • On Dialysis
  • Kidney transplant
  • Bone marrow transplant

Valacyclovir may cause kidney damage and the effects increase when taken with certain drugs. It is important to tell your doctor what medications you are taking, this includes all prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, and herbal products before taking Valcivir.

You should not take Valcivir if have any known allergies to it or any of its ingredients.

If you forget a dose of Valcivir, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait and take the dose at that time. Do not take an extra dose to make up for the missed one, doing so can be harmful.

If you accidentally take an overdose of Valcivir, contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical attention. An overdose can cause a decrease in urination or the inability to urinate.

Taking valacyclovir will not stop the spread of the virus during an outbreak, avoid touching an infected area and then your eyes, do not have unprotected sex, and avoid contact with other people to prevent the virus from being spread.

Valacyclovir is a categorized as a pregnancy category B drug by the FDA. This means the drug is not expected to cause harm to an unborn baby when taken during pregnancy. Herpes can spread to the baby during child birth so it is important to prevent lesions being present during child birth.

Valacyclovir can pass to a baby through breast milk and cause harm to the baby. You should not take Valcivir if you are breast feeding without talking to your doctor about the risks. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking Valcivir if you are pregnant, are planning to become pregnant, or are breast feeding.

Do not take this medication beyond the time it is prescribed for.

Valcivir should be stored in a location that is cool and dry and out of the reach of children and pets.

If you have any questions or concerns about Valcivir, your doctor or pharmacist will be able to provide you with the needed information.

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