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Herperax 800 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Micro Labs Ltd
Medicine composition: Aciclovir
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: October 27, 2020

Herperax 800 MG Tablet, an anti-viral drug, prevents the growth of the virus by attacking the infected cells. Herperax 800 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 Herperax 800 MG Tablet if you allergic to the drug or any ingredients in it. Special care should be taken if you are on Herperax 800 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:

In this case he will prescribe Herperax 800 MG Tablet only if it is safe for you. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should take medical advice before they start taking Herperax 800 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, Herperax 800 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 content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

This medication is primarily prescribed to treat the following conditions:

  • Herpes Zoster Infections

    Herperax 800 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of herpes zoster infection which is a viral infection caused by varicella-zoster virus.
  • Genital Herpes

    Herperax 800 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of genital herpes which is a sexually transmitted viral infection caused by herpes simplex virus.
  • Chickenpox

    Herperax 800 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of chicken pox which is a viral infection caused by varicella-zoster virus.

Common side effects that occur after the administration of this medicine are as follows:

  • 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.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution must be taken in patients with kidney disease. Adjustment of dose is needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Limited information is available regarding its use in patients with liver disease. Adjustment of dose might not be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Herperax 800 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • 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.
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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 Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Phenytoin

    The desired effect of phenytoin may not be achieved if taken with Herperax 800 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

    Herperax 800 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

    Herperax 800 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.

    Others

    Increased CNS side effects with zidovudine and probenecid
  • Interaction with Food

    May be taken with food; food does not appear to affect absorption
  • Interaction with Disease

    • Use with caution in patients with pre-existing renal disease or in those receiving other nephrotoxic drugs concurrently. Maintain adequate urine output during the first 2 hours after I.V. infusion.
    • Use with caution in patients with underlying neurologic abnormalities, serious hepatic or electrolyte abnormalities, or substantial hypoxia.
    • Use with caution in immunocompromised patients; thrombocytopenic purpura/hemolytic uremic syndrome (TTP/HUS) has been reported

Ques: Will I get cured after taking Herperax 800 MG Tablet for shingles?

Ans: It is an antiviral medicine that is effective against herpes simplex and varicella-zoster viruses. It does not cure infections caused by these viruses but helps to minimize the symptoms and shorten the duration of infection.

Ques: Does Herperax 800 MG Tablet prevent transmission of infection to others?

Ans: No, you can infect other people, even while you are being treated with this medication.

Ques: What are the serious side effects of Herperax 800 MG Tablet?

Ans: Side effects include hives, blistering or peeling rash, yellow skin or eyes, unusual bruising or bleeding, loss of consciousness, fits, difficulty in breathing, hallucinations and swelling of the face, tongue, lips or throat.

Ques: Do elderly patients need to be more careful while taking Herperax 800 MG Tablet?

Ans: Older adults (over age 65 years) tend to experience more side effects when taking this drug. It is advised that elderly patients should drink plenty of water while taking Acyclovir, and their kidney function should be monitored.

Ques: What can happen if somebody takes more than the recommended dose of Herperax 800 MG Tablet accidentally?

Ans: Overdoses of oral Herperax 800 MG Tablet over several days may cause nausea, vomiting, confusion, and headache. You are advised to consult your doctor in case of an overdose.

Ques: Can I get resistant to Herperax 800 MG Tablet treatment?

Ans: Patients with advanced HIV disease or patients with impaired immunity have reported resistance to Herperax 800 MG Tablet.

Ques: Is hair loss caused due to Herperax 800 MG Tablet permanent?

Ans: No, hair loss is an uncommon side effect of Herperax 800 MG Tablet. It stops when the medicine is discontinued.
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