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Overview

Triclovir 200 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Tripada Biotec Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Aciclovir
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Triclovir 200 MG Tablet, an anti-viral drug, prevents the growth of the virus by attacking the infected cells. Triclovir 200 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 Triclovir 200 MG Tablet if you allergic to the drug or any ingredients in it. Special care should be taken if you are on Triclovir 200 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 Triclovir 200 MG Tablet only if it is safe for you. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should take medical advice before they start taking Triclovir 200 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, Triclovir 200 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
Triclovir 200 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of herpes zoster infection which is a viral infection caused by varicella-zoster virus.
Triclovir 200 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of genital herpes which is a sexually transmitted viral infection caused by herpes simplex virus.
Triclovir 200 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 Triclovir 200 MG Tablet or any other medicine belongs to the class anti-herpes virals.
In addition to its intended effect, Triclovir 200 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 Triclovir 200 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Eli Lilly And Company (India) Pvt. Ltd
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Unichem 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
Triclovir 200 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 Triclovir 200 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 Triclovir 200 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
Triclovir 200 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
Triclovir 200 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 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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I got shingles. It's on my neck behind the ear. It's 6th day. It's pains a lot. What to do and any precaution need to be taken. I am a teacher it won't infect the children na. Doctor had given me few medicine. 1. Aciclovir Dispersible tablet ip 800mh 2. Aciclovir cream ip 5% 3.skuryl pees (did not understand the writing) Its is now spreading on my face too. What do and do not's I should fallow.

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I got shingles. It's on my neck behind the ear. It's 6th day. It's pains a lot. What to do and any precaution need to...
Take medicine as prescribed by doc. It spreads first will get cure slowly thereafter. Keep patience.
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About Triclovir 200 MG Tablet
When is Triclovir 200 MG Tablet prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Triclovir 200 MG Tablet?
What are the side effects of Triclovir 200 MG Tablet?
Key highlights of Triclovir 200 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Triclovir 200 MG Tablet?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Triclovir 200 MG Tablet approved?
What are the interactions for Triclovir 200 MG Tablet?