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Herpikind 400 MG Tablet

Herpikind 400 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Aciclovir
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Herpikind 400 MG Tablet, an anti-viral drug, prevents the growth of the virus by attacking the infected cells. Herpikind 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 Herpikind 400 MG Tablet if you allergic to the drug or any ingredients in it. Special care should be taken if you are on Herpikind 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 Herpikind 400 MG Tablet only if it is safe for you. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should take medical advice before they start taking Herpikind 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, Herpikind 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.

Herpes Zoster Infections
Herpikind 400 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of herpes zoster infection which is a viral infection caused by varicella-zoster virus.
Herpikind 400 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of genital herpes which is a sexually transmitted viral infection caused by herpes simplex virus.
Herpikind 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 Herpikind 400 MG Tablet or any other medicine belongs to the class anti-herpes virals.
In addition to its intended effect, Herpikind 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 Herpikind 400 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Msn Laboratories 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
Herpikind 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 Herpikind 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 Herpikind 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
Herpikind 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
Herpikind 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.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am suffering from herpes since last five years. I can consult dermatologist doctor in anantapur. He give one ointment herpikind. But the disease is not cure. Tell any medicine doctors. Please.

B.A.M.S, M.D In Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Amritsar
I am suffering from herpes since last five years. I can consult dermatologist doctor in anantapur. He give one ointme...
The disease might have gone and you might be suffering with Postherpatic Neuralgia causing you burning sensation, Pain. Apply Shatdhout ghrutam on the effected area for 1 month and take advise accordingly for further treatment.
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Sir, I was affected with bells palsy following severe neck pain/nerve pain back side of right ear and taking physiotherapy since one week on face on doctor's advice with wysolone and herpikind medicines. Now no neck pain. Kindly advise for better medication.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Sir, I was affected with bells palsy following severe neck pain/nerve pain back side of right ear and taking physioth...
Medicine and physiotherapy is OK. Wysolone dose to be tapered. Avoid exposure to cold. FEEL FREE TO ASK PRIVATELY WITH DETAILS FOR MORE PROPER SCIENTIFIC SUGGESTIONS.
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I am a 20 years old female. Lately I have been having some genital sores. I am sexually active and I use condoms every time but haven't had any intercourse only oral. These sores have been recurring and look like a red bump in the start. I have applied Aciclovir cream on them and it seems to be working but they just keep coming back in small numbers like two or three at distinct places. What should I do?

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
I am a 20 years old female. Lately I have been having some genital sores. I am sexually active and I use condoms ever...
Respected Aayushi hi seems STD more likely . Sitting in tub filled with lukewarm water added antiseptic solution or gentian violet helps a lot . Prophylactic antibiotics also recommend with assistance of your family doctor dear thanks regards wishing you fine health ahead .
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