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Brand name: Zovirax TM

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Active ingredients: aciclovir

What it is used for

1. Promoting resolution of acute manifestations of mucocutaneous Herpes simplex virus in immunocompromised patients. 2. Treatment of severe initial or primary genital herpes in immune competent patients. 3. Treatment of acute manifestations of Varicella zoster virus infection in immunocompromised patients. 4. Treatment of shingles (Varicella zoster virus infection) in immune competent patients who show severe acute local or systemic manifestations of the disease. INDICATIONS AS AT 20 JULY 1995: Benefits can be expected in patients with rash duration shorter than 72 hours. The use of the intravenous infusion may be warranted in only a small subgroup of immune competent patients. 5. Treatment of Herpes simplex encephalitis.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 5 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White to off-white freeze dried powder.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient aciclovir

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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