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Brand name: Aciclovir IV (Sandoz) TM

Active ingredients: aciclovir

What it is used for

Aciclovir I.V. Infusion is indicated for: Promoting resolution of acute clinical manifestations of mucocutaneous Herpes simplex virus in immunocompromised patients. Treatment of severe first episode primary or non-primary genital herpes in immune competent patients. Treatment of acute manifestations of Varicella zoster virus infection in immunocompromised patients. Treatment of herpes zoster (shingles) in immune competent patients who show very severe acute local or systemic manifestations of the disease. (Benefits can be expected in patients with rash duration shorter than 72 hours. The use of intravenous infusion may be warranted in only a small subgroup of immune competent patients). Treatment of Herpes simplex encephalitis.

How to take it

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

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

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

Visual appearance

White to off-white, uniform, lyophilised cake.

Food interactions

For the active ingredient aciclovir

  • Increase liquid intake.
  • Take without regard to meals.

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.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

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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