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Acyclovir 400mg (Acivir 400) - 400mg (5 Tablets)

Acyclovir 400mg (Acivir 400) - 400mg (5 Tablets)

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Acyclovir Tablet 400mg

Acyclovir is a type of medication that of often given to help clear up and to control herpes outbreaks. However, it can also be used to help reduce the inflammation from chicken pox or shingles. This medication can be used both in adults and children. Most people do well taking this medication on an empty stomach. However, if nausea occurs it can be taken with food.

It is very important to take in lots of water with this medication. The higher the dose is, the more you will want to increase the amount of water you drink. Failure to consume enough water can result in dehydration. That can also result in someone experiencing more health problems.

Acyclovir tablets are offered in 200 mg, 400 mg, and 800 mg tablets. For patients with herpes outbreaks it is best for them to take several low doses of this anti viral medication every day. For those that are preventing outbreaks though taking a 400 mg dose once per day is usually sufficient.

It is very important to know what the dosing instructions are before you leave the doctor. Make a schedule of when you are to take the medication and how much of it. The wrong dose can prevent you from getting the maximum benefits from the use of Acyclovir tablets. Taking too much of it can be harsh on the liver and kidneys.

If you have any allergies to sugar you need to let your doctor know as this may not be a good medication for you to take. Always inform your doctor of any medications you use so that interactions among them can be avoided. Drowsiness is a common side effect of Acyclovir tablets. With that in mind, donít operate any types of vehicles or machinery until you know how you feel after taking it.

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