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Brand name: Aciclovir (AN)

Aciclovir (AN) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) aciclovir. On this page you will find out more about Aciclovir (AN), 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:
Aciclovir (AN) 400 mg uncoated tablet, 100

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 Administration" sections of the approved product information provided as Attachment 1.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White to off-white, capsule shaped, biconvex tablets, with 'ACV' embossed on one side and '400' on the other side.
Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
100 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
56 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 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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