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Aciclovir "Alternova"


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Aciclovir "Alternova" is a medicine for herpes infections.

Active substances

acyclovir


Application

Aciclovir "Alternova" is used to treat:

  • Infections with herpes virus, eg severe cases of:
    • cold sores on the lips
    • herpes on the genitals
    • shingles
    • chickenpox in the few cases that require treatment.

Dosage

Available as tablets. The dose depends on the nature and severity of the disease.

Acute infection in skin and mucous membranes

  • Emergency treatment Adults and children over 2 years old. Usually 800 mg 3 times a day for 2 days or 200 mg 5 times a day for 5 days. Children under 2 years old. 400 mg 3 times a day for 2 days or 100 mg 5 times a day for 5 days.
  • long-term treatment Adults. 400-800 mg per day divided into 2-4 doses.
  • Preventive treatment Adults and children over 2 years of age with impaired immune system. 200 mg 4 times a day. Children under 2 years of age with reduced immune system. 100 mg 4 times a day.
  • Reduced dose in poorly functioning kidneys.
  • Note: Treatment should be initiated as soon as possible after an outbreak.

Shingles and chickenpox

  • Adults. Usually 800 mg 5 times a day for 7 days.
  • Children over 6 years. 800 mg 4 times a day for 5 days.
  • Children 2-6 years. 400 mg 4 times a day for 5 days.
  • Children under 2 years old. 200 mg 4 times a day for 5 days.
  • Reduced dose in poorly functioning kidneys.
  • Note: The treatment of shingles should begin as soon as possible and no later than 3 days after eruption.

possible side effects

Common (1-10%)

Fever, Fatigue

Diarrhea, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Vomiting

Headache, dizziness

Skin rash, Skin rash, Hypersensitivity to sunlight

Uncommon (0.1-1%)

Hair Loss

Allergic reactions

Rare (0.01-0.1%)

Shortness of breath

Allergic swelling of the face as well as the oral cavity and larynx, anaphylactic shock - an acute severe allergic condition

Very rare (less than 0.01%)

hepatitis

Blood deficiency, Increased risk of infection due to lack of white blood cells, Increased tendency to bleeding due to decrease in platelets

Difficulty in controlling arms and legs, awareness of weakness, confusion, hallucinations, coma, cramps, psychosis, brain impact, asthenia, sleepiness, speech distress

Kidney failure



Pregnancy

Can be used if necessary.

breastfeeding

Can be used if necessary.

Traffic

No warning.

Blood donor

Do not drop. 1 day quarantine.

effect

  • Works by inhibiting the formation of herpesvirus in herpessmed cells.
  • Half-life in the blood (T?):
    • ca. 2 hours (at normal renal function)
    • increasing as a result of malfunctioning kidneys up to about 20 hours (in very poorly functioning kidneys)
    • ca. 6 hours in patients in hemodialysis.

Pharmaceutical forms

Tablets. 1 tablet contains 200 mg aciclovir.


Special warnings

Aciclovir "Alternova" should be used with caution:

  • Elderly should provide adequate fluid intake.

Using other medicines

It is important to inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking.
  • Probenecid (antidiabetic agent) increases the effect of Aciclovir "Alternova".

Grants, delivery, packages and prices

subsidiesextraditionDispensing form and strengthPackingPrice in kr.

Aciclovir

May only be delivered once after the same prescription unless the recipient has stated on the prescription, how many times and with what time intervals additional extradition must take placetablets200 mg25 pcs. (Blister)50,00

Aciclovir

May only be delivered once after the same prescription unless the recipient has stated on the prescription, how many times and with what time intervals additional extradition must take placetablets200 mg100 pieces. (Blister)126,00


substitution

200 mg tablets

Aciclovir "1A Farma" 1A Farma Aciclovir

AciclodanSTADA Nordic Aciclovir

Aciclovir "2care4" Parallel Import Aciclovir



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