- Are Zovirax and Zirgan the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Zovirax?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Zirgan?
- What is Zovirax?
- What is Zirgan?
- What Drugs Interact with Zovirax?
- What Drugs Interact with Zirgan?
- How Should Zovirax Be Taken?
- How Should Zirgan Be Taken?
Are Zovirax and Zirgan the Same Thing?
What Are Possible Side Effects of Zovirax?
Common side effects of Zovirax include:
- loss of appetite,
- stomach pain,
- swelling in your hands and feet,
- and feeling unwell (malaise).
Serious side effects of Zovirax include renal function problem.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Zirgan?
Common side effects of Zirgan include:
- temporary blurred vision after application of this medication,
- burning or stinging of the eye,
- mild eye irritation or redness,
- itchy eyes, and
- increased tearing.
Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Zirgan including:
- eye pain, swelling, redness, or watering;
- severe burning or itching of your eyes;
- vision changes, increased sensitivity to light;
- tunnel vision, problems with peripheral (side) vision;
- seeing flashes of light, halos around lights, or "floaters" in your vision;
- white patches on your eyes;
- cloudiness in the pupils or iris of your eyes;
- bleeding, oozing, or crusting of your eyes; or
- sudden vision loss.
What is Zovirax?
- and genital herpes.
What is Zirgan?
What Drugs Interact With Zovirax?
Zovirax may interact with probenecid. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.
What Drugs Interact With Zirgan?
Zirgan may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Zirgan should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
How Should Zovirax Be Taken?
Zovirax tablets are available in 200, 400 and 800 mg strengths and as a liquid suspension with 200 mg strength per 5 ml. Usual doses are 800 mg every 4 hours, 5 times a day for 10 days for shingles; doses for genital herpes infection are the same interval but start with 200 mg. Doses for chickenpox is the same as shingles except it goes for only 5 days for adults; for children ages 2 and up are weight based (20 mg per Kg) up to 40 Kg, 5 times a day for 5 days. Over 40 Kg, the person gets the adult dose for 5 days.
How Should Zirgan Be Taken?
The recommended dosing regimen for Zirgan gel is 1 drop in the affected eye 5 times per day (approximately every 3 hours while awake) until the corneal ulcer heals, and then 1 drop 3 times per day for 7 days.
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