VALACICLOVIR - is an antiviral drug that has been used to manage and treat various herpes infections for more than 2 decades. It was initially approved by the FDA in 1995. Valacyclovir is the L-valine ester of aciclovir. It is a member of the purine (guanine) nucleoside analog drug class 9. The major use of valacyclovir is the treatment of genital herpes episodes or outbreaks. Genital herpes is a frequently diagnosed sexually transmitted disease which currently affects more than 400 million individuals worldwide. It is caused by infection with the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Infection with this virus is lifelong with periodic episodes of reactivation. Also valaciclovir forms an important part of regiment for the treatment of hepatitis, HIV and cytomegalovirus.
- Treatment of First and Recurrent Episodes of Genital Herpes.
- Suppression of Genital Herpes Recurrences.
- The Treatment of Herpes Zoster.
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100% original from Russian pharmaceutical company OZON.
All packs are air tight sealed and expire up to 12.2022.
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Valaciclovir is known as a pro-drug. Once inside your body it is broken down into an active ingredient called aciclovir. It is used to treat infections caused by two common viruses - herpes zoster and herpes simplex. The herpes zoster virus is the cause of shingles. Herpes simplex viruses cause cold sores, and genital herpes. You will have been prescribed valaciclovir to treat (or prevent further episodes of) one of these infections.
VALACICLOVIR comes in the form of tablets for oral use: 500 mg per tablet, 10 tablets per pack.
Valaciclovir - 500 mg.
Microcrystalline cellulose - 106.8 mg, povidone K25 - 12 mg, magnesium stearate - 5 mg. Shell composition: hypromellose - 11 mg, macrogol 4000 - 3 mg, titanium dioxide - 6 mg.
Orally, before or after food, with water, without chewing.
Your dose will depend upon the type of infection you have, so take the tablets exactly as your doctor tells you to. Typically, doses range from 500 mg to 2 g, taken 1-4 times daily. Your doctor or pharmacist will tell you what dose is right for you, and this information will also be printed on the label of the pack to remind you about what the doctor said to you.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you have any problems with the way your kidneys work.
- If you are taking or using any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, as well as herbal and complementary medicines.
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Digestive system: nausea, discomfort, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia; rarely - transient increase in liver function tests.
Central nervous system: headache, fatigue, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations; rarely - impaired consciousness; in some cases, coma (usually in patients with impaired renal function or other predisposing factors).
Allergic reactions: rarely - rash, urticaria, pruritus, angioedema, anaphylaxis.
Other: rarely - thrombocytopenia, shortness of breath, impaired renal function, photosensitivity.
Store in dry place at room temperature. Do not exceed storage temperature higher than 25 degrees Celcius. Keep away from direct sunlight. Keep locked and away from children.
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