- BrandAciclovir Tablets
- Country of manufactureIndia
- Product NameAciclovir Tablets
- Product TypeTablets
- Strength200mg And 400mg And 800mg
Summary of product characteristics
name of the medicinal product
aciclovir dispersible tablets 400 mg
qualitative and quantitative composition
each tablet contains aciclovir bp 400 mg
dispersible film-coated tablet
aciclovir dispersible tablets are indicated for the treatment of herpes simplex
virus infections of the skin and mucous membranes including initial and
recurrent genital herpes; for the suppression (prevention of recurrences) of
recurrent infections in immunocompetent patients; for the prophylaxis of
herpes simplex infections in immunocompromised patients and for the
treatment of varicella (chickenpox) and herpes zoster (shingles) infections.
posology and method of administration
dosage in adults:
treatment of herpes simplex infections: 200 mg aciclovir should be taken five
times daily at approximately four hourly intervals omitting the night time
dose. Treatment should continue for 5 days, but in severe initial infections this
may have to be extended.
in severely immunocompromised patients (e. G. After marrow transplant) or in
patients with impaired absorption from the gut the dose can be doubled to 400
mg aciclovir or alternatively intravenous dosing could be considered.
dosing should begin as early as possible after the start of an infection; for
recurrent episodes this should preferably be during the prodromal period or
when lesions first appear.