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Active ingredients: aciclovir
What it is used 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.
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: Oral
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Moisture
- Protect from Light
- Lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White to off-white, capsule shaped, biconvex tablets, with 'ACV' embossed on one side and '200' on the other side.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 September 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
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.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website