Acyclovir

Overview

Categories

Primary Characterstics

Indications

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Pharmacokinetics

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Contraindications

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Drug Interactions

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Side Effects

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Dosage

Acyclovir's dosage details are as follows:
Dose Single Dose Frequency Route Instructions

Adult Dosage

3 %3 (3)4 hourlyOphthalmicAs Required
200 to 200 mg200 (200)4 hourlyPOFor heapes simplex prophylenis.
200 to 400 mg300 (300)4 hourlyPOFor heapes simplex prophylexis in the immunocompromised patient
400 to 400 mg400 (400)2 hourlyPOFor heapes simplex prophylenis.
200 mg200 (200)4.8 hourlyPO,IVFor 5 Days. Doses and duration vary according to indication.

Paedriatic Dosage (20kg)

10 to 20 mg/kg15 (15)3 hourlyIV InfusionFor months to 12 years.
0 to 20 mg/Kg10 (10)4 hourlyPOFor herpes simplex for vericella for 5 days.
0 to 200 mg100 (100)4 hourlyPOFor Children under 2 years for vericella
100 to 100 mg100 (100)4.8 hourlyPOFor children under 2 years of age.
5 %5 (5)4.8 hourlyTopicalAs Required

Neonatal Dosage (3kg)

0 to 20 mg/Kg10 (10)3 hourlyFor herpes simplex for 14 days and 21 days if CNS involvement. (For neonate and infant the age of upto 3 months)
12.5 mg/kg12 (12.5)8 hourlyInfusionOver 1 hr.

High Risk Groups

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Warning / Precautions

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Storage Conditions

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Interference in Pathology

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Brands / Trade Names of Acyclovir

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