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Brand name: Lovir

Lovir is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) aciclovir. On this page you will find out more about Lovir, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: aciclovir

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Lovir 200 mg uncoated tablet, 90

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Aciclovir tablets are indicated for use in adult patients for: (1) the treatment of first episode (primary or non-primary) genital herpes and the management of recurrent episodes of genital herpes in certain patients. (2) the treatment of acute attacks of herpes zoster (shingles) when the duration of rash is less than 72 hours. (3) the management of patients with advanced symptomatic HIV disease (CD4 + counts < 150 x 10(6)/L). In accordance with details specified in the "Indications" and the "Dosage and Adminsitration" sections of the approved product information provided as Attachment 1.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Capsule shaped biconvex uncoated white to off-white tablets with '200' embossed on one side and 'ACV' on the other side.

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Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
25 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
90 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Moisture,Protect from Light
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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