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Acicet 400 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Kivi Labs Ltd
Medicine composition: Aciclovir
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Acicet 400 MG Tablet, an anti-viral drug, prevents the growth of the virus by attacking the infected cells. Acicet 400 MG Tablet is used to treat a number of viral infections such as-

  • Herpes- In case of treatment, a dosage of 200mg is given to be taken 5 time daily, at an interval of 4 hours for a period of 5 days. For prevention of herpes, 200mg is prescribed to be taken 4 times a daily, after every 6 hours for a period of 6 to 12 months.
  • Chicken pox
  • shingles- In case of treatment, a dosage of 800mg is given to be taken 5 time daily, at an interval of 4 hours daily for a week.

It is best that you avoid taking Acicet 400 MG Tablet if you allergic to the drug or any ingredients in it. Special care should be taken if you are on Acicet 400 MG Tablet and suffer from other health issues like kidney problems, abnormalities of the nervous system or taking various other drugs. Inform you doctor if you are on medication that treats gout, asthma, peptic ulcers or if you are taking an immunosuppressant. In this case he will prescribe Acicet 400 MG Tablet only if it is safe for you. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should take medical advice before they start taking Acicet 400 MG Tablet, to ensure if the drug is safe for their child or not.

Take the drug as per specific directions of your medical practitioner. Available in tablet form, Acicet 400 MG Tablet can be taken before or with a meal. If you cannot swallow the tablet whole, disperse it in water, stir and drink.

You should be aware of some of the side effects that you may suffer from while taking this medicine. Dizziness, diarrhea, rashes, headache, weakness and light sensitivity are some common side effects and gradually disappear. Some of the more serious side effects are- allergic reactions, hives, and loss of hair and development of hepatitis. Get in touch with your doctor if your side effects do not go away.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

Herpes Zoster Infections
Acicet 400 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of herpes zoster infection which is a viral infection caused by varicella-zoster virus.
Acicet 400 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of genital herpes which is a sexually transmitted viral infection caused by herpes simplex virus.
Acicet 400 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of chicken pox which is a viral infection caused by varicella-zoster virus.
If you have a known allergy to Acicet 400 MG Tablet or any other medicine belongs to the class anti-herpes virals.
In addition to its intended effect, Acicet 400 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Swelling and redness at the injection site Major Common
Abdominal pain Major Less Common
Increased thirst Major Less Common
Loss of appetite Major Less Common
Unusual tiredness and weakness Major Less Common
Black or tarry stools Major Rare
Fever with chills Major Rare
Seizures Major Rare
Unusual bleeding Major Rare
Diarrhea Minor Less Common
Headache Minor Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 9 to 12 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1.5 to 2 hours after an oral dose and 2 hours after an intravenous dose.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is recommended for pregnant women. Discuss with your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit tendencies have been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is excreted through the breastmilk. Discuss with your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine. Monitoring of any undesired effects is necessary.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Acicet 400 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Eli Lilly And Company (India) Pvt. Ltd
Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Micro Labs Ltd
Ipca Laboratories Pvt Ltd.
Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose instructions
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Impaired kidney function Major
Acicet 400 MG Tablet should be used with caution in the patients with the pre-existing kidney injury. Inform the doctor if you experience any symptoms of sudden weight gain, changes in the frequency of urination. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Neurological disorder Moderate
Use of high-dose intravenous Acicet 400 MG Tablet may increase the risk of neurotoxicity, especially in the elderly population with a neurological disorder, kidney or liver injury. Inform the doctor if you experience any symptoms of tremors, confusion, and seizures. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Phenytoin Moderate
The desired effect of phenytoin may not be achieved if taken with Acicet 400 MG Tablet. Inform the doctor if you are receiving phenytoin or if you have a history of seizures. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Tacrolimus Major
Acicet 400 MG Tablet may increase the risk of kidney injury when taken with tacrolimus or any other medicines that cause kidney injury. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary. Inform the doctor if you experience any symptoms such as sudden weight gain, changes in the frequency of the urination. Dose adjustments or an alternate treatment is considered based on the clinical condition.
Sulfasalazine Moderate
Acicet 400 MG Tablet may increase the risk of kidney injury when taken with sulfasalazine or any other medicines that cause kidney injury. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary. Inform the doctor if you experience any symptoms such as sudden weight gain, changes in the frequency of the urination. Dose adjustments or an alternate treatment is considered based on the clinical condition.
Acicet 400 MG Tablet belongs to antiviral agents. It works by inhibiting the viral DNA synthesis by inhibiting the DNA polymerase enzyme and thus inhibits the multiplication of the virus.
What are you using Acicet 400 MG Tablet for?
Other
How much was the improvement?
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
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Popular Questions & Answers

Im affected by chickenpox from last five days. Im using Aciclovir 800 mg tablets (3/day). But not cure till now. What to do?

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Im affected by chickenpox from last five days. Im using Aciclovir 800 mg tablets (3/day). But not cure till now. What...
Chickenpox takes 7 - 10 days to recover. Take rest. Drink plenty of water. Eat healthy diet or soft diet.
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Hi, I am a 35 year old male. Have some sores on the tip of my genitals. It gives a burning sensation .I am taking fluka. Aciclovir .but need a permanent solution.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Hi, I am a 35 year old male. Have some sores on the tip of my genitals. It gives a burning sensation .I am taking flu...
There are two types of herpes simplex viruses (HSV). HSV type 2 is the one that most commonly causes genital herpes. The infection causes painful sores on the genitals in both men and women. HSV type 1 is the herpes virus that is usually responsible for cold sores of the mouth, the so-called “fever blisters.” Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. The homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. A miasmatic tendency (predisposition/susceptibility) is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions. A homeopathic constitutional treatment will give you best results naturally You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance and permanent cure without any side effects Medicines will reach you via courier services

I got shingles. It's on my neck behind the ear. It's 6th day. It's pains a lot. What to do and any precaution need to be taken. I am a teacher it won't infect the children na. Doctor had given me few medicine. 1. Aciclovir Dispersible tablet ip 800mh 2. Aciclovir cream ip 5% 3.skuryl pees (did not understand the writing) Its is now spreading on my face too. What do and do not's I should fallow.

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I got shingles. It's on my neck behind the ear. It's 6th day. It's pains a lot. What to do and any precaution need to...
Take medicine as prescribed by doc. It spreads first will get cure slowly thereafter. Keep patience.
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My wife is having herpes at the back behind the shoulder. She is taking a Aciclovir tablets 400 mg for about four days. But persists pain and irritation but not spreading and it is at only one place. Can we consult a Dermatologist? Met only general physician. Need your advice please.

MD - (Dermatology & STD)
Dermatologist, Bangalore
My wife is having herpes at the back behind the shoulder. She is taking a Aciclovir tablets 400 mg for about four day...
She needs 800" mg five times daily for 7 days. Some times pain lasts longer. If she's non diabetic non hypertensive she can take usual pain killers. If pain is severe she needs additional pain relief medicines. Better she consults a dermatologist.
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Popular Health Tips

What Is Genital Herpes?

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
What Is Genital Herpes?

What is Genital Herpes?

Genital herpes is a common infectious disease caused by a virus that infects genital areas. It is a common sexually transmitted infection that affects both men and women.

Symptoms of Genital Herpes-  

  • Fever, headache, and muscle aches
  • Painful, itchy blisters in the genital region
  • Painful urination
  • Swollen and tender lymph nodes in the groin
  • Tingling, burning, itching, and redness at the site where an outbreak is about to occur
  • Depressed state or irritability

Causes of Genital Herpes-

Genital herpes is caused by a virus known as Herpes Simplex Virus-1 and Herpes Simplex Virus-2

Risk factors of Genital Herpes-

  • Having many sexual partners
  • Women are more likely to have genital herpes than are men

Complications of Genital Herpes-

  • Bladder problems
  • Meningitis
  • Newborn infection
  • Other sexually transmitted infections
  • Rectal inflammation (proctitis)

Diagnosis of Genital Herpes-

Diagnosis of genital herpes includes the following:

  • Physical exam
  • DNA test
  • Blood test
  • Viral culture

 Precautions & Prevention of Genital Herpes-

  • Avoid sexual contact if you have genital herpes
  • Avoid sexual contact with many partners
  • Limit the number of sex partners
  • Use a latex condom during each sexual contact

Treatment of Genital Herpes

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Genital Herpes
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Genital Herpes
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Genital Herpes
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Genital Herpes
  • Surgical Treatment of Genital Herpes
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Genital Herpes
  • Other Treatment of Genital Herpes

Treatment of Genital Herpes  

Homeopathic Treatment of Genital Herpes-

Homeopathic medicines take care of the acute symptoms and prevent recurrence of the infection. It helps in alleviating the lesions, the pain and the discomfort associated with genital Herpes. Some of the homeopathic remedies for treatment of genital herpes are:

  • Natrum mur
  • Petroleum
  • Dulcamara
  • Graphites
  • Hepar-sulph
  • Medorrhinum
  • Anancardium

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Genital Herpes-

Acupuncture treatment of genital herpes put down outbreaks, lengthens the remission period between outbreaks and prevents recurrences. It works by causing the release of endorphins to relieve pain or influencing neurotransmitters.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Genital Herpes-

Hypnotherapy is psychotherapy techniques that may be useful for dealing with the emotional pain sometimes associated with having genital herpes. Sex therapy may be required to manage sex life.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Genital Herpes-

Allopathic treatment for herpes simplex is, topical applications of the drug, acyclovir (Zovirax).

Surgical Treatment of Genital Herpes-

There is no need for surgical treatment for genital herpes.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Genital Herpes-

  • Avoid chocolates
  • Diet for genital herpes is a protein named lysine, which is found in potatoes, beans, chicken, fish, and milk.

Other Treatment of Genital Herpes-

When an outbreak of blisters occurs, a warm sitz bath can soothe the pain and irritation.

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About Acicet 400 MG Tablet
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