Avaclyr

Last updated on RxList: 7/29/2021
Avaclyr Side Effects Center

What Is Avaclyr?

Avaclyr (acyclovir ophthalmic ointment) is a herpes simplex virus nucleoside analog DNA polymerase inhibitor indicated in the treatment of acute herpetic keratitis (dendritic ulcers) in patients with herpes simplex (HSV-1 and HSV-2) virus.

What Are Side Effects of Avaclyr?

Common side effects of Avaclyr include:

Dosage for Avaclyr

The dose of Avaclyr is a 1 cm ribbon applied in the lower cul-de-sac of the affected eye 5 times per day until healed then 3 times per day for 7 days.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Avaclyr?

Avaclyr may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Avaclyr During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Avaclyr; it is not expected to harm a fetus. Acyclovir, the medication in Avaclyr, passes into breast milk following oral administration. It is unknown if Avaclyr passes into breast milk following ocular administration. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Avaclyr (acyclovir ophthalmic ointment) 3% for Topical Ophthalmic Use Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Avaclyr Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Common side effects may include:

  • dry, cracked, or peeling lips;
  • dryness or flaking of treated skin;
  • burning, stinging, or itching when the medicine is applied.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Avaclyr (Acyclovir Ophthalmic Ointment)

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Avaclyr Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

The most common adverse reactions (2-10%) reported in patients were eye pain (stinging), punctuate keratitis and follicular conjunctivitis. Rare reports of blepharitis and very rare reports of immediate hypersensitivity reactions including angioedema and urticaria have been observed post-marketing in patients taking AVACLYR.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Avaclyr (Acyclovir Ophthalmic Ointment)

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