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Valcivir 1000Mg Tablet

Manufacturer :  Cipla Ltd
Medicine Composition :  Valacyclovir
Prescription vs OTC : Prescription by Doctor not required

About Valcivir 1000Mg Tablet

This medication falls under the category of antiviral drugs. It is used to treat infections such as genital herpes, cold sores and shingles. The medicine also treats chickenpox.

Before using this medication tell your doctor if you are allergic to any ingredient contained within it. Exercise caution if you have kidney disorders or a weak immune system. Avoid using this drug if you are pregnant or breastfeeding a baby.

    What are the uses of Valcivir 1000Mg Tablet

    What are the contraindications of Valcivir 1000Mg Tablet ?

    What are the side effects of Valcivir 1000Mg Tablet ?

    Key highlights of Valcivir 1000Mg Tablet

    • Is It safe with alcohol?

      It is generally safe to consume alcohol with this drug.

    • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

      This medicine is probably safe to use during pregnancy. Please consult your doctor.

    • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

      Breastfeeding women should not use this medication. Please consult your doctor.

    What are the substitutes for Valcivir 1000Mg Tablet ?

    Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Valcivir 1000Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

    What are the dosage instructions?

    • Are there any missed dose instructions?

      This medicine should be consumed on time and on a regular basis. The missed dose should be taken immediately. But in case, the time of next dose is near, then the missed dose should be skipped.

    • Are there any overdose instructions?

      Consult your doctor in case overdose.

    How does this medication work?

    The phosphorylation of this drug occurs by viral thymidine kinase to the acyclovir triphosphate. This is then inhibited by herpes replication of viral DNA. A competitive inhibition of the viral DNA polymerase also takes place.

      What are the interactions of Valcivir 1000Mg Tablet ?

      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 Medicine


        This medication interacts with Amikacin, Cidofovir, Cisplatin, Tacrolimus and Zoster vaccine.


        This medication should not be used by the patients suffering from kidney problems.

      FAQs about Valcivir 1000Mg Tablet

      • Ques : What is Valcivir 1000Mg Tablet?

        Ans : Valcivir Tablet is a medication which has Valacyclovir as an active element present in it. This medicine performs its action by stopping the growth and multiplication of virus.

      • Ques : What are the uses of Valcivir 1000Mg Tablet?

        Ans : Valcivir 1000Mg is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Herpes simplex labialis (Cold Sores) and Genital Herpes.

      • Ques : What are the Side Effects of Valcivir 1000Mg Tablet?

        Ans : Tiredness, Irritability, Trouble sleeping, Chest pain, Cough, Fever, Headache, Lower back or side pain, Shortness of breath, Decrease in frequency of urination, and Diarrhea are possible side effects.

      • Ques : What are the instructions for storage and disposal Valcivir 1000Mg Tablet?

        Ans : Valcivir should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.

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      Written ByDrx Hina FirdousPhD (Pharmacology) Pursuing, M.Pharma (Pharmacology), B.Pharma - Certificate in Nutrition and Child CarePharmacology
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