Valcivir 1000 Mg
|US Brand Name||Valtrex|
About the brand
Valcivir 1000 is a brand of Valacyclovir salt in the strength of 1000 mg manufactured by Cipla in India. Cipla Limited is an Indian multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, headquartered in Mumbai, India. Cipla employs hand-picked professionals not just for their knowledge and experience but for their zeal to make a difference to the world of healthcare.
About the drug
Valacyclovir is an antiviral agent, used to treat viral infections caused by viruses such as herpes zoster, herpes simplex. It is a drug of choice against these viral infections and helps prevent the spread of the infection in the patient’s body. Valacyclovir is actually a prodrug which is converted into acyclovir in the body. Main functioning salt is Aciclovir or Acyclovir.
US Brands equal to Valcivir 1000
US brand equal to Valcivir 1000 is Valtrex manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.
Uses of Valacyclovir the salt in Valcivir 1000
It is used mainly for viral infections such as,
• Herpes Simplex Infections: It is an infection caused by sexual intercourse with the infected adult. It mainly is in two forms, oral herpes, and genital herpes. During infection small blisters are formed over the specific region, leading to pain and tingling sensations around the region.
• Herpes zoster
• Cytomegaloviral infections
• Chickenpox infection (Varicella Zoster)
• Cold sores
How Valcivir 1000 works?
Valcivir 1000 contains Valacyclovir which is a prodrug of acyclovir. The mechanism of action of the same is by blocking the DNA formation and growth of the virus. It leads to breakage in DNA replication. This prevents the spread of the virus. Valcivir 1000 is an effective drug for use in infections as stated above.
Manufacturer of Valcivir 1000
Valcivir 1000 is manufactured by Cipla in India. It is manufactured in strength of 1000 mg.
Strength and Dosage
Valcivir 1000 is available in Strength of 1000 mg of Valacyclovir.
The dose of the drug Valcivir 1000 depends upon the infections. Such as for Cold sores the dosage mainly is around 2000 mg every 12 hours in 1 day. For infections such as herpes zoster, the treatment dose is around 1 gm three times a day for 7 days. Consult your doctor for effective dosage for your respective conditions.
How to take Valcivir 1000?
Valcivir 500 shall be taken with or without food. The dose shall be adjusted according to your doctor consultation.
Side Effects or Adverse Effects
Mainly side effects occur which varies from patient to patient. Serious side effects range from bleeding to easy bruising, red spots on the skin, weakness, fainting and pale or yellow skin.
How long Valcivir 500 should be continued?
Valcivir 1000 is drug with some serious complications; however, it shall be continued only after doctor consultation. Your doctor will advise you, when to take and when not to take the drug or medicine.
Overdose Side effects
Overdose side effects result in fever, pale skin, colored urine, red spots on skin.
Take medicine as soon as you remember you have missed the dose. Consult your doctor, if you have been missing the dose often.
Drug interaction of Valacyclovir
Proven drug interactions have been reported with the use of medicine Valacyclovir. These include Probenecid, Cimetidine etc.
When not to take Valcivir 1000
Consult your doctor if you develop some serious complications with the use of drug. If you have allergic reactions to the drug, consult your doctor immediately.
General information regarding use of Valcivir 1000
If you have been on medicines other than valcivir, consult your doctor immediately. Avoid taking an overdose if you have missed the dose.
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