What is aciclovir 400 mg used for?
Aciclovir (or acyclovir) is an antiviral medicine. It treats infections caused by the herpes virus (herpes simplex), including: cold sores. genital herpes.
What kind of pill is N943?
Acyclovir Tablets USP are available containing 400 mg acyclovir, USP. Each blue colored, biconvex, capsule shaped, compressed unscored tablet is debossed with N943 on one side and 400 on the other side.
What are the side effects of aciclovir tablets?
Common side effects may include:
- mild skin pain;
- rash, itching;
- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
- headache; or.
- mouth pain while using an acyclovir buccal tablet.
How long does it take for aciclovir to work?
Acyclovir begins to work within 24 to 48 hours after you start taking it. It may take four or five days for symptoms to reduce, but you should continue consuming the medication until the prescribed course is complete.
What is the difference between valacyclovir and acyclovir?
Valacyclovir (Valtrex) and acyclovir (Zovirax) are antiviral drugs that work by interfering with viral DNA replication. Both drugs target the same viruses but valacyclovir provides longer duration of action, therefore, doses can be taken fewer times every day – this is the only real advantage.
How much water should you drink when taking acyclovir?
Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water or fluids every day while you are taking this medicine. This will help prevent side effects. You can still pass chickenpox, shingles, or herpes to another person even while you are taking this medicine.
What kind of viruses does acyclovir treat?
Acyclovir is used to treat the symptoms of chickenpox, shingles, herpes virus infections of the genitals (sex organs), the skin, the brain, and mucous membranes (lips and mouth), and widespread herpes virus infections in newborns. Acyclovir is also used to prevent recurrent genital herpes infections.
Can you take acyclovir everyday?
To help clear up your herpes infection, chickenpox, or shingles, keep taking acyclovir for the full time of treatment, even if your symptoms begin to clear up after a few days. Do not miss any doses. However, do not use this medicine more often or for a longer time than your doctor ordered.