Valaciclovir (SZ) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) valaciclovir. On this page you will find out more about Valaciclovir (SZ), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
Active ingredient in this medicine: valaciclovir
Information for medicine and pack size:
Valaciclovir (SZ) 500 mg film-coated tablet, 10
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
What this medicine is for
For the treatment of herpes zoster (shingles) in adult patients who commence therapy within 72 hours of the onset of rash. For the treatment of ophthalmic zoster. For the treatment of clinical episodes of genital herpes simplex infections. For the prevention of recurrent genital herpes. Reduction of transmission of genital herpes in patients suffering from recurrent genital herpes. In addition to therapy with valaciclovir, it is recommended that patients use safer sex practices. Prophylaxis of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and disease following solid organ transplantation in patients at risk of CMV disease.
Table of characteristics
White to off-white capsule shaped film coated tablets with "500" debossed on one side and plain on other side.
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|Dosage Form||Tablet, film coated|
|Route of administration||Oral|
10: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
100: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
20: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
30: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
42: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Store at room temperature|
|Life time||24 Months|