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Ocuvir 800 MG Tablet DT

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

Ocuvir 800 MG Tablet DT, an anti-viral drug, prevents the growth of the virus by attacking the infected cells. Ocuvir 800 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 800 MG Tablet DT if you allergic to the drug or any ingredients in it. Special care should be taken if you are on Ocuvir 800 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 800 MG Tablet DT only if it is safe for you. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should take medical advice before they start taking Ocuvir 800 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 800 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.

Herpes Zoster Infections
Ocuvir 800 MG Tablet DT is used in the treatment of herpes zoster infection which is a viral infection caused by varicella-zoster virus.
Ocuvir 800 MG Tablet DT is used in the treatment of genital herpes which is a sexually transmitted viral infection caused by herpes simplex virus.
Ocuvir 800 MG Tablet DT 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 Ocuvir 800 MG Tablet DT or any other medicine belongs to the class anti-herpes virals.
In addition to its intended effect, Ocuvir 800 MG Tablet DT 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 Ocuvir 800 MG Tablet DT, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Alkem 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
Ocuvir 800 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 Moderate
Use of high-dose intravenous Ocuvir 800 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 Moderate
The desired effect of phenytoin may not be achieved if taken with Ocuvir 800 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 Major
Ocuvir 800 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 Moderate
Ocuvir 800 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.
What are you using Ocuvir 800 MG Tablet DT for?
Herpes Zoster Infections
Chickenpox
Genital Herpes
Other
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Average
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
More than 2 days
Within 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Four times A Day
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Fever
Swelling and redness at injection site
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Popular Questions & Answers

My sister, 28 years old is suffering from chicken pox since 3 days and big sized boils have appeared on face. Fever is low now. Please advice medicine and diet/precautions.

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
My sister, 28 years old is suffering from chicken pox since 3 days and big sized boils have appeared on face. Fever i...
Any steroid like Omnacortil must be avoided in viral disease like Chicken pox. Symptomatic treatment for fever, pain, itching and local application may be necessary. No food restrictions. Some mild antibiotic for infection (Pus formation) may be necessary. Antiviral tablets like Ocuvir tablets for 8-10 days ensures faster cure. Consult a Physician for details.
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I am 30 year male, I had H1S1 (Herpes Simplex) in Oct 2015. It started with gum swelling right behind my front tooth followed by fever and finally entire mouth got badly infected with 4 prominent sores on lips. Initially doctor thought it is local allergy but when it worsened he prescribed Ocuvir 800 (thrice a day). Slowly things improved, sores and everything went away except the swelling behind the gums from where everything started. It reduced but didn't go away completely. I had read on internet that the H1S1 virus would never go and will come back again and again but with lower intensity. I asked my doc will it come back he said it won't and assured me it is nothing to worry about. He also checked my recent blood report and said I am perfectly normal nothing to worry about. BUT after one and half year I am concerned about following - 1. After first instance in Oct 15, it has returned at least for 5-6 times. Very mild in nature compared to first time. Now it starts from one of the four sores I had on lips. I always take Ocuvir 400 myself, as I see the symptoms and it gradually goes away. Is that right? 2. The swelling behind gums is there since Oct 15. It has never gone. I feel it softens or increases. 3. Should I visit a dentist and get mouth cleaned? Or any other suggestion. 4. Is there a way I can get rid of this forever? Open to nature/homeopathy, Ayurveda as well. Please Suggest! Thanks in advance.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
I am 30 year male, I had H1S1 (Herpes Simplex) in Oct 2015. It started with gum swelling right behind my front tooth ...
Disease recurs with low intensity. You can do this thing. Take proper balanced vegetarian diet. Take 8 to 10 glasses of water daily to detoxify body. Take fruits and vegetables in daily diet. Avoid non veg and eggs always. Take milk and milk products in diet. This will improve your immunity.
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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?

MS - General Surgery, FMAS.Laparoscopy
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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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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About Ocuvir 800 MG Tablet DT
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