Valcivir 500 mg
Brand: Valcivir Tablets
Content: Valacyclovir 500 mg
Strength: 500 mg
Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd.
Valcivir 500 mg Tablet falls under a category of drugs known as antiviral. This medication is used to treat infections such as genital herpes, cold sores in children at least 12 years of age and shingles in adults. It also treats chickenpox in children who are 2 years of age.
Valcivir 500 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of herpes labialis, genital herpes infection and herpes zoster.
On using this medication you may experience side effects such as headache, stomach pain, dizziness, drowsiness, hallucinations, mental and mood disorders such as agitation, seizures, skin rash, difficulty with speech, kidney disorders and nausea. Seek medical help on experiencing any reaction. Discontinue usage if you have fever, weakness, skin paleness, bloody diarrhoea, swelling of body parts and abnormal bleeding.
VALCIVIR COMMON SIDE EFFECT:
In addition to its intended effect, Valcivir 500 mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Kidney failure and nervous system problems are not common but can be serious in some patients taking this medicine. Nervous system problems include: aggressive behavior, unsteady movement, shaky movements, confusion, speech problems, hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are really not there), seizures, and coma. Kidney failure and nervous system problems have happened in patients who already have kidney disease and in elderly patients whose kidneys do not work well due to age. Always tell your healthcare provider if you have kidney problems before taking this medicine. Call your doctor right away if you get a nervous system problem while you are taking this medicine.
The most common side effect seen in
children 18 years of age is headache.
These are not all the side effects of this medicine. Talk to your healthcare provider if you develop any side effects that concern you. For more information ask your healthcare provider.
VALCIVIR TABLETS- PRECAUTIONS:
Before using this medication tell your doctor if; you are allergic to any ingredient contained within Valcivir 500 mg Tablet, you are allergic to any food or medicine or substance, you are taking any medications, you have kidney disorders, you have HIV or weak immune system, you are pregnant or are nursing a baby.
The dosage is fixed by the doctor taking into consideration your previous medical records and the current condition. The usual dose in adults for treating herpes simplex labialis is 2 g orally every 12 hours in doses of 2.
Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
Drink plenty of water while on treatment with Valcivir. This helps to prevent kidney stone and kidney damage.
Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems. A dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
You should not have sex if you have genital sores or blisters. If you're taking Valcivir for herpes, you should use barrier methods (condoms) when you're having sex since you can still pass it on to other people, even if you're taking the medication.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.