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Aciclovir 400 Tablet 5 tablets in 1 strip

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Composition: Acyclovir (400mg)

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All Details About Aciclovir 400 Tablet

Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Aciclovir 400 Tablet


Aciclovir 400 Tablet is an antiviral medicine. It helps in treating viral infections like herpes labialis, herpes simplex, shingles, genital herpes infection, and chickenpox. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells and therefore helps in clearing the infection.

Aciclovir 400 Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. It may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose. You should drink plenty of water while on treatment with this medicine as it helps to prevent dehydration and kidney damage.

Some side effects of this medicine include headache, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, fatigue, and fever. Inform your doctor if these side effects do not resolve or persist for a longer duration. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Directions For Use:

Ordinary side effects of Aciclovir

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Chubbyigue
  • Fever
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rash
  • Photophobia

Side Effects:

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Warning & Precautions:

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Aciclovir 400 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Aciclovir 400 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
Aciclovir 400 Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Aciclovir 400 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Aciclovir 400 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Aciclovir 400 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
It is advisable to drink plenty of water while you are taking this medicine.
Aciclovir 400 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Aciclovir 400 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.


Q. Will I get cured after taking Aciclovir 400 Tablet for shingles?

Aciclovir 400 Tablet is an antiviral medicine effective against herpes simplex and varicella zoster viruses. It does not cure infections caused by these viruses but helps to minimize the symptoms and shorten the duration of infection. It does not remove the viruses from the body but prevents the viruses from dividing and spreading.

Q. Does Aciclovir 400 Tablet prevent transmission of infection to others?

No, you can infect other people, even while you are being treated with Aciclovir 400 Tablet. Herpes infections are contagious, so avoid letting infected areas come into contact with other people. Avoid touching your eyes after touching an infected area. Wash your hands frequently to prevent transmitting the infection to others. You should practice safe sex by using condoms. You should not have sex if you have genital sores or blisters.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Aciclovir 400 Tablet?

Earnest side effects are rare, but if you experience them, you should seek medical advice right away. These rare side effects include hives, blistering or peeling rash, yellow skin or eyes, unusual bruising or bleeding, loss of consciousness, fits, difficulty in breathing, hallucinations and swelling of the face, tongue, lips or throat.

Q. Do elderly patients need to be more careful while taking Aciclovir 400 Tablet?

Older adults (over age 65 years) tend to experience more side effects when taking Aciclovir 400 Tablet. The reason being, their kidneys do not flush the drug out of their system as quickly as a younger person’s kidneys would do. Elderly patients should drink plenty of water while taking Aciclovir 400 Tablet, and their kidney function should be monitored. These patients should be given a lower dose and should be monitored for neurological problems.

Q. What can happen if somebody takes more than the recommended dose of Aciclovir 400 Tablet accidentally?

Accidental, repeated overdoses of oral Aciclovir 400 Tablet over several days have resulted in nausea, vomiting, confusion and headache. Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

Q. Can I get resistant to Aciclovir 400 Tablet treatment?

Tolerants with advanced HIV disease or patients with an impaired immunity have reported resistance to Aciclovir 400 Tablet. If you are not responding to Aciclovir 400 Tablet, the possibility of drug resistance should be checked.

Q. Is hair loss caused due to Aciclovir 400 Tablet permanent?

Hair loss is an uncommon side effect of Aciclovir 400 Tablet. It stops when the medicine is discontinued.


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