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Acivir Cream ® (Aciclovir)
Acivir 0.05% Cream is an antiviral agent which is used in the treatment of infections caused by the herpes virus such as chickenpox and herpes zoster.
Aciclovir is indicated for the treatment of HSV and VZV infections, including:
· Genital herpes simplex
· Herpes simplex labialis
· Herpes zoster (shingles)
· Acute chickenpox in immunocompromised patients
· Herpes simplex encephalitis
· Acute mucocutaneous HSV infections in immunocompromised patients
· Herpes simplex keratitis (ocular herpes)
· Herpes simplex blepharitis
· Bell's Palsy
Aciclovir is an antiviral. It works by stopping viral replication. However, Aciclovir does not eliminate the virus, is not a cure, and does not prevent transmission to others.
How should I use this medicine?
Take Acyclovir exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed. Do not skip any doses. Continue to take it even when you feel better. You must complete the entire course. If you don't, the infection will not clear completely.
You may take Acyclovir with or without food. If you experience stomach discomfort, you may take Aciclovir after food. Drink plenty of water while being treated with Acyclovir.
How Does Acivir Cream Work?
Acivir Cream is an antiviral medication that treats skin inflammations that are caused by the Herpes simplex virus. It prevents the spread of viruses within the cells of the skin.
The virus is stopped from generating new viruses, and also helps to treat skin inflammation.
How to take Acivir Cream?
This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.
Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless your hands are the affected area.
Acivir Cream should be applied 5 times per day for 4 days. Therapy should be initiated as early as possible following the onset of signs and symptoms (i.e. during the Prodrome or when lesions appear). For adolescents 12 years of age and older, the dosage is the same as in adults.
No untoward effects would be expected if the entire contents of a 10g tube of aciclovir cream containing 500 mg of aciclovir were ingested orally.
However, the accidental, repeated overdose of oral aciclovir, over several days has resulted in gastrointestinal effects (nausea and vomiting) and neurological effects (headache and confusion). Aciclovir is dialysable by hemodialysis.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Store at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store in the original package or container away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store it in the bathroom. Keep out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Acivir Cream is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to aciclovir, valaciclovir, or any component of the formulation.
Warnings and Precautions:
Acivir Cream is intended for cutaneous use only and should not be used in the eyes or inside the mouth, nose, or vagina as it may cause irritation. ACIVIR Cream should only be used on herpes labialis on the affected external aspects of the lips and face.
Aciclovir cream has the potential for irritation and contact sensitization. The effect of aciclovir cream has not been established in immunocompromised patients.
The birth defects described amongst subjects exposed to aciclovir have not shown any uniqueness or consistent pattern to suggest a common cause. The use of aciclovir cream should be considered only when the potential benefits outweigh the possibility of unknown risks.
It is not known whether topically applied aciclovir is excreted in breast milk. Systemic exposure following topical administration is minimal.
After oral administration of aciclovir, aciclovir concentrations have been documented in breast milk in 2 women and ranged from 0.6 to 4.1 times the corresponding plasma levels. These concentrations would potentially expose the nursing infant to a dose of aciclovir up to 0.3 mg/kg/day.
Nursing mothers who have active herpetic lesions near or on the breast should avoid nursing.
Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients less than 12 years of age have not been established.
Clinical studies of aciclovir cream did not include sufficient numbers of subjects aged 65 years and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger subjects. Other reported clinical experience has not identified differences in responses between the elderly and younger patients. Systemic absorption of aciclovir after topical administration is minimal.
Active Ingredient: Doxylamine.
Do not use Acivir Cream if:
· you are allergic to any ingredient in Aciclovir or to valacyclovir
· Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
· Some medical conditions may interact with Aciclovir. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
· if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
· if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
· if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
· if you have kidney problems or a weakened immune system.
Some medicines may interact with Aciclovir. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicine, especially any of the following:
· Medicines that may harm the kidney (eg, aminoglycoside antibiotics [eg, gentamicin], amphotericin B, cyclosporine, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs] [eg, ibuprofen], tacrolimus, vancomycin) because the risk of kidney side effects may be increased. Ask your doctor if you are unsure if any of your medicines might harm the kidney.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Aciclovir may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Important safety information:
· Aciclovir may cause drowsiness, dizziness, vision changes, or lightheadedness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Aciclovir with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
· Aciclovir may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting; alcohol, hot weather, exercise, or fever may increase these effects. To prevent them, sit down or stand up slowly, especially in the morning. Sit or lie down at the first sign of any of these effects.
· Aciclovir may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Aciclovir. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.
· Aciclovir is not a cure for genital herpes and will not prevent the virus from spreading. Avoid sexual intercourse when sores are present to prevent infecting your partner. You can also be contagious and spread the herpes virus but not have any signs or symptoms at all. This is called asymptomatic viral shedding.
· Lab tests, including kidney function and serum urea nitrogen (BUN), may be performed while you use Aciclovir. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
· Use Aciclovir with caution in the elderly; they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially confusion, drowsiness, or hallucinations.
· Aciclovir is not recommended for use in children younger than 2 years old as safety and effectiveness for children have not been confirmed.
· Pregnancy and breast-feeding: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Aciclovir while you are pregnant. Aciclovir is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Aciclovir, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects.
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
Diarrhea; general body discomfort; headache; nausea/vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); aggressive behavior; blood in the urine; confusion; decreased consciousness; decreased urination; hallucinations; lower back pain; mental or mood changes; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; unusual bruising or bleeding.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider.