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Herperax 5% Ointment

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

Herperax 5% Ointment, an anti-viral drug, prevents the growth of the virus by attacking the infected cells. Herperax 5% Ointment 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 Herperax 5% Ointment if you allergic to the drug or any ingredients in it. Special care should be taken if you are on Herperax 5% Ointment 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 Herperax 5% Ointment only if it is safe for you. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should take medical advice before they start taking Herperax 5% Ointment, 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, Herperax 5% Ointment 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

Herperax 5% Ointment is used in the treatment of herpes zoster infection which is a viral infection caused by varicella-zoster virus.
Herperax 5% Ointment is used in the treatment of genital herpes which is a sexually transmitted viral infection caused by herpes simplex virus.
Herperax 5% Ointment 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 Herperax 5% Ointment or any other medicine belongs to the class anti-herpes virals.
In addition to its intended effect, Herperax 5% Ointment 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 Herperax 5% Ointment , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Novartis India 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

Herperax 5% Ointment 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.
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
Herperax 5% Ointment 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 Herperax 5% Ointment 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 Herperax 5% Ointment. 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
Herperax 5% Ointment 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
Herperax 5% Ointment 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.
What are you using Herperax 5% Ointment for?
Herpes Zoster Infections
Genital Herpes
Other
Chickenpox
How much was the improvement?
Average
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 hours
Within 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Four times A Day
Thrice a day
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Swelling and redness at injection site
Increased thirst
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Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

As I am suffering from chicken pox nearly 7 days doctor advice me to take the herperax tablet but I missed shall I take herperax 800 tablet now. Will it increases the chicken pox boils?

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
As I am suffering from chicken pox nearly 7 days doctor advice me to take the herperax tablet but I missed shall I ta...
No use of taking now. Do 1. Take plenty of water/ liquids- tea milk, soups, narial pani 2. Take healthy, easily digestible food- kichri. Dalia. Fruits vegetables 3. Adequate rest 4. Little walk 5. Taking baths with lukewarm water can add baking soda 6. Wearing lightweight, soft clothing for medicine contact on private consultation.
1 person found this helpful

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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How many tablet is taken predace-4 doctor is written on slip is 28 mg in a day? Also aciclovir is taken 5 tablet in a day. Please say doses of predace-4. thank you.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
How many tablet is taken predace-4 doctor is written on slip is 28 mg in a day? Also aciclovir is taken 5 tablet in a...
Predace 4 mg tablet is a corticosteroid which is used to relieve symptoms such as pain and swelling in various conditions like arthritis and allergic disorders. Do not stop the use of this medicine suddenly since this may cause severe side effects. 4 mg table t once may be needed and it depends on the condition.
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