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Ocuvir 400 MG Tablet DT

Manufacturer: Fdc Ltd
Medicine composition: Aciclovir
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

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

    Ocuvir 400 MG Tablet DT is used in the treatment of herpes zoster infection which is a viral infection caused by varicella-zoster virus.
  • Genital Herpes

    Ocuvir 400 MG Tablet DT is used in the treatment of genital herpes which is a sexually transmitted viral infection caused by herpes simplex virus.
  • Chickenpox

    Ocuvir 400 MG Tablet DT is used in the treatment of chicken pox which is a viral infection caused by varicella-zoster virus.
  • Allergy

    If you have a known allergy to Ocuvir 400 MG Tablet DT or any other medicine belongs to the class anti-herpes virals.
  • Swelling and redness at the injection site

  • Abdominal pain

  • Increased thirst

  • Loss of appetite

  • Unusual tiredness and weakness

  • Black or tarry stools

  • Fever with chills

  • Seizures

  • Unusual bleeding

  • Diarrhea

  • Headache

  • 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 Ocuvir 400 MG Tablet DT , 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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Ocuvir 400 MG Tablet DT 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

    Ocuvir 400 MG Tablet DT 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

    Use of high-dose intravenous Ocuvir 400 MG Tablet DT 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

    The desired effect of phenytoin may not be achieved if taken with Ocuvir 400 MG Tablet DT. 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

    Ocuvir 400 MG Tablet DT 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

    Ocuvir 400 MG Tablet DT 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.
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