Zovirax is an antiviral medication that treats viral infections like chickenpox, herpes zoster, and herpes genitalis. It is composed of the main active ingredient Acyclovir. One of the leading pharmaceutical companies, GlaxoSmithKline manufactures this medicine. It is offered in dosages as 200 mg, 400 mg, and 800 mg.
Active Ingredient: The main ingredient in the medicine is Acyclovir, which is a Herpes Simplex Virus Nucleoside Analog DNA Polymerase Inhibitor. It is also a Herpes Zoster Virus Nucleoside Analog DNA Polymerase Inhibitor and Herpesvirus Nucleoside Analog DNA Polymerase Inhibitor. The acyclovir acts as a DNA Polymerase Inhibitor. It is a Nucleoside Analog.
The active ingredient is an oxopurine that is guanine substituted. It is used in the treatment of viral infections. The medication plays a role of an antiviral drug and an antimetabolite. It is derived from sguanine.
Indications: Medications composed of active ingredient Acyclovir is approved for the treatment of infections caused by certain types of viruses. It also treats cold sores around the mouth caused by herpes simplex, shingles caused by herpes zoster, and chickenpox.
The mentioned medicine can be used to treat outbreaks of genital herpes. It is recommended In people with frequent outbreaks. It is useful in the treatment of initial episodes of herpes genitalis, suppression of unusually frequent recurrences of herpes genitalis, and the acute treatment of herpes zoster as well as varicella.
Action Mechanism: An antiviral drug is composed of Acyclovir as the main ingredient. It belongs to a class of antiviral medications called synthetic nucleoside analogs. It works by restricting the spread of the herpes virus in the body. The medication does not cure genital herpes and may not stop the spread of genital herpes to other people.
Dosages: The antiviral medicine Zovirax is indicated for the treatment of genital herpes or certain types of viral infections. Dosages of the pills are as mentioned below:
- 200 mg: Administer this medicine every 4 hours in a day do not consume in excess than prescribed by the doctor
- 400 mg: It must be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor, do not consume the dosage more than 1 gm a day
- 800 mg: It is recommended to consume the pill every 4 hours, 5 times daily for a total of 1 g daily for 10 days
Note: Consult the doctor before consuming this medication.