Zovirax - tablets: on prescription

January 29, 2012

 Zovirax Tablets
 Zovirax tablets prescribed for widespread cutaneous herpes infections, herpes lesions at the eye, as well as primary or recurrent genital herpes. Often pills Zovirax combine with external and topical application of this drug.

 Zovirax - tablets: on prescription

When herpes skin lesions

Pills Zovirax (acyclovir) used in advanced skin lesions of herpes infection, when, having begun on the lips or on some part of the skin, the infection begins to "crawl" around grabbing all the new skin. It causes a disease herpes simplex virus Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple  Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple
   I type. To stop this process is prescribed Zovirax tablets.

When receiving Zovirax tablets into the gastrointestinal tract is absorbed about 20% of active ingredient, the remainder is excreted in the faeces. Zovirax gets sucked the blood to the tissues, which affects only the cells infected with the herpes virus. This occurs because the infected cells secrete special enzymes that convert Zovirax into its active form, capable of penetrating into cells. Penetrating inside infected cells, Zovirax is embedded in the genetic apparatus of viruses and prevents their reproduction. It contributes to the gradual remission of the disease.

Once settled in the human body, the herpes virus periodically makes itself felt in the form of recurrent infection. Fully herpes viruses do not disappear, they are "hidden" in clusters of nerve cells (nerve ganglia) and come to the surface only when the circumstances are favorable, that is, with a decrease in the body's defenses (immune system). Therefore, only antiviral drugs to prevent the emergence of recurrent disease can not be - we need measures to strengthen immunity Strengthening the immune system - help the immune system  Strengthening the immune system - help the immune system

 Zovirax - tablets: on prescription

When herpetic eye disease

When herpetic eye disease treatment usually begins with topical application of 3% ophthalmic ointment Zovirax Zovirax - time-proven antiviral drug  Zovirax - time-proven antiviral drug
 . But especially herpes infection is a corneal - front transparent layer of the eye (keratitis). In addition, affected the conjunctiva and lid margin, that is developing herpes conjunctivitis and blepharitis. This is dangerous in that they can develop visual impairment, so the eyes are affected, the local treatment is often attached appointment Zovirax tablets inside a standard or tailor-made treatment.

Individual dose prescribed for violations of renal function in the elderly, as well as during pregnancy.

 Zovirax - tablets: on prescription

When genital herpes

Genital herpes can be transmitted through sexual contact, "the culprit" it is herpes simplex virus type II. He acts the same way as other types of herpes, constantly hiding in the nerve ganglia and causing a relapse in favorable circumstances for themselves.

Genital herpes is particularly dangerous for women because it can cause complications with the fetus - fetal infections. This happens most often when a woman first becomes ill herpes infection during pregnancy. Later in her body produces antibodies that protect the fetus from infection, but is not to develop antibodies, the fetus is protected from bad herpes viruses. So sometimes during pregnancy, women must be treated with antiviral agents. Zovirax (acyclovir) is considered the most innocuous and proven remedy that does not cause complications in the fetus.

Recurrences of genital herpes treated appointment Zovirax tablets in combination with its external application in the form of a cream.

 Zovirax - tablets: on prescription

How to take Zovirax tablets and contraindications for their reception

Zovirax tablets prescribed by the doctor. They usually take the tablet (200 mg) five times a day for at least five days. This is a standard course of treatment, but the doctor may change as the dose of the drug and the duration of his appointment.

Contraindications Zovirax tablets is hypersensitivity. What matters is also normal renal function. If kidney function is reduced, then the dose is always selected individually. Individually selected dose of Zovirax and elderly patients. With care prescribe a drug during pregnancy and nursing Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
   feeding (it is excreted in breast milk).

There may be side effects of the pill Zovirax. These are different disorders of the digestive system, transient liver function abnormalities, changes in the blood, headaches and other disorders of the central nervous system (sometimes very heavy, up to seizures and coma), alopecia, and allergic reactions.

In this regard, Zovirax tablets should appoint a doctor, taking into account all the indications and contraindications.

Galina Romanenko

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TSikloferon - restores the body's defenses

September 13, 2009

  • TSikloferon - restores the body's defenses
  • The mechanism of action tsikloferona

   Tsikloferona Tablets are available in enteric-coated. They contain 0.15 g akridonuksusnoy acid and 0.146 g of N-methylglucamine. Inactive substances consisting tsikloferona are calcium stearate and methylcellulose. Cycloferon is an interferon inducer small molecule having a plurality of different properties, in particular antiviral, immunomodulatory, antiinflammatory, antiproliferative, antitumor, and so on.

When you receive the maximum permissible dose tsikloferona its plasma concentration reaches its maximum after 2-3 hours; 8 hours it begins to gradually decline. After 24 hours the blood contains only traces tsikloferona. Half-life of the drug is 4-5 hours. Thus, reception tsikloferona not lead to the accumulation of its components in the body, provided that the recommended dose is not exceeded.

 TSikloferon - restores the body's defenses


  • Infections caused by various types of herpes virus
  • Acute intestinal infections
  • Chronic viral hepatitis B and C
  • Influenza and acute respiratory infections
  • Central nervous system infections (aseptic (serous) meningitis Meningitis - an inflammation of the meninges  Meningitis - an inflammation of the meninges
 Lyme disease)
  • HIV-infection (2A-3B stages)
  • The secondary immune deficiency associated with chronic bacterial and fungal infections

For children older than 4 years tsikloferon recommended as a means of combination therapy with the following conditions:

  • Acute and chronic hepatitis B and C
  • Herpesvirus infections
  • Prevention and treatment of influenza and acute viral respiratory infections
  • Acute intestinal infections
  • Combination therapy for HIV infection (stage 2-3B)

 TSikloferon - restores the body's defenses

Side effects

The only known side effect is the development tsikloferona hypersensitivity to one or more components of the preparation.

 TSikloferon - restores the body's defenses


TSikloferon not recommended during pregnancy and lactation, as well as in patients with decompensated cirrhosis.

In inflammatory diseases of the thyroid gland The thyroid gland - is responsible for your hormones  The thyroid gland - is responsible for your hormones
   tsikloferon should be taken under the supervision of an endocrinologist.

 TSikloferon - restores the body's defenses

Drug Interactions

TSikloferon can be taken in combination with all drugs traditionally used to treat the conditions listed above (interferons, chemotherapy drugs, etc.).

 TSikloferon - restores the body's defenses

Benefits tsikloferona

TSikloferon preparation is non-pyrogenic and non-allergenic. Its use is not associated with risk of developing autoimmune disorders, it is not mutagenic, embryotoxic and carcinogenic properties. It can be safely taken in conjunction with various nutritional supplements Food additives - basic classification  Food additives - basic classification
 , Antibiotics, immune preparations and so on.

TSikloferon tablets for an extended outpatient treatment. It does not reveal any dangerous side effects of chronic administration of the drug.

TSikloferon enhances the effectiveness of the drugs used in chemotherapy Chemotherapy - it always falls the hair?  Chemotherapy - it always falls the hair?
 . He quickly gets into the blood, and within twenty-four hours is almost completely eliminated from the body through the kidneys.

TSikloferon sold only by prescription. Tablets are yellow or brownish-golden color. If the tablets in a package of a different color and / or the packaging is damaged, take it back to the pharmacy and ask for a replacement. Keep the packages cycloferon in dry and dark place at room temperature. The drug should not be available to children and pets. Keep tsikloferon possible within two years. However, if you have completed a course of treatment is recommended to discard the remaining tablets. When similar symptoms in any case, do not start taking tsikloferon own. Giving tsikloferon anyone on his own initiative is also prohibited.