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Zovirax Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is acyclovir (Zovirax)?
- What are the possible side effects of acyclovir (Zovirax)?
- What is the most important information I should know about acyclovir (Zovirax)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking acyclovir (Zovirax)?
- How should I take acyclovir (Zovirax)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Zovirax)?
- What happens if I overdose (Zovirax)?
- What should I avoid while taking acyclovir (Zovirax)?
- What other drugs will affect acyclovir (Zovirax)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Zovirax)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Zovirax)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include seizure (convulsions), hallucinations, and urinating less than usual or not at all.
What should I avoid while taking acyclovir (Zovirax)?
Herpes infections are contagious and you can infect other people, even while you are being treated with acyclovir. Avoid letting infected areas come into contact with other people. Avoid touching an infected area and then touching your eyes. Wash your hands frequently to prevent passing the infection to others.
Acyclovir will not prevent the spread of genital herpes. Avoid sexual intercourse or use a latex condom to prevent spreading the virus to others.
What other drugs will affect acyclovir (Zovirax)?
Before taking acyclovir, tell your doctor if you are also taking probenecid (Benemid). If you are using probenecid, you may not be able to use acyclovir, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs that can affect acyclovir. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about acyclovir.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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