Microvir 500mg Tablet 3'S

Viral infections Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

MICROVIR 500MG contains Famciclovir which belongs to the group of medicines called Antivirals. It is used in adults for the treatment of shingles (viral infection causing painful rashes) and genital herpes (sexually transmitted infection of the genitals). Symptoms of shingles include pain, burning, itching, numbness, tingling or sensitivity to touch, red rashes and fluid blisters. Genital herpes is characterized by pain, itching, small red or white blisters and ulcers on the genitals.

Famciclovir is a prodrug that undergoes rapid biotransformation to the active antiviral compound penciclovir. Penciclovir is an anti-viral drug which has inhibitory activity against Herpes Simplex virus types 1 (HSV-1) and 2 (HSV-2) and Varicella Zoster virus (VZV). Therefore, Herpes viral DNA synthesis and replication is selectively inhibited.

Before taking MICROVIR 500MG, inform your doctor if you have problems with your kidney, liver, or immune system. MICROVIR 500MG should be used with caution among pregnant or breastfeeding women, therefore consult your doctor before taking it. MICROVIR 500MG is not recommended for use in children and adolescents. The most common side effects of taking MICROVIR 500MG are headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, dizziness, rashes and itching. Contact your doctor if any of the above side effects worsens.

USES OF MICROVIR 500MG

Treats,

  • shingles
  • genital herpes

HOW MICROVIR 500MG WORKS

MICROVIR 500MG works by preventing viruses from multiplying, and this reduces the severity of the infection.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take MICROVIR 500MG as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with water. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF MICROVIR 500MG

COMMON

  • headache
  • feeling sick (nausea and vomiting)
  • stomach pain
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • rashes and itching
  • liver function test giving abnormal results

UNCOMMON

  • confusion
  • drowsiness
  • hives (skin rash with red, raised, itchy bumps)

RARE

  • hallucinations (seeing or hearing things which are not there)
  • feeling the heart thumping in the chest (palpitations)

Stop taking and contact your doctor immediately if you experience,

  • severe blistering of the skin or mucous membranes of the lips, eyes, mouth, nasal passages or genitals (signs of a serious allergic skin reaction)
  • swelling below the surface of the skin (facial swelling, swelling around eye, eyelid and swelling)
  • unexplained bruising, reddish or purplish patches on the skin or nosebleeds (decrease in the number of platelets)
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes (signs of jaundice)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea or vomiting:

Take this medicine with or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oily or spicy foods.

Diarrhea:

Drink lots of fluids, such as water or fruit juice to keep yourself hydrated. Do not consume any medicine on your own without consulting your doctor.

Stomach pain:

Try to rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly. Keep a heating pad on your stomach. If the symptom does not improve, contact your doctor.

Headache:

Get adequate sleep and drink lots of water. Take deep breaths and exercise regularly.

Dizziness:

Close your eyes and lay down for a while. Make sure the room is well-ventilated.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

MICROVIR 500MG is not recommended during pregnancy unless clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

MICROVIR 500MG is not recommended during breast-feeding unless clearly necessary as it is not known whether it can pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

MICROVIR 500MG can cause dizziness, drowsiness or confusion. Do not drive or use machines if you get any of these symptoms.

KIDNEY

MICROVIR 500MG should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Dose will be adjusted if needed. Consult your doctor before taking.

LIVER

MICROVIR 500MG should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Dose will be adjusted if needed. Consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take MICROVIR 500MG if you are allergic to Famciclovir.

OTHERS

Before taking MICROVIR 500MG, inform your doctor if you:

  • have immune system problems

Use in pediatrics:

MICROVIR 500MG is not recommended for use in children and adolescents. Consult your doctor before taking it.

Use in geriatrics:

Dose modification of MICROVIR 500MG is required if renal function is impaired. Consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before taking MICROVIR 500MG, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • raloxifene (to prevent and treat osteoporosis)
  • probenecid (to treat high blood levels of uric acid in gout and to increase blood levels of penicillin-type antibiotics)
  • other medicines that can affect your kidneys

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of MICROVIR 500MG, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Overdose of this medicine may affect the kidneys. In people who already have kidney problems it may lead to kidney failure.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Famciclovir
Pharmacological Category :   Synthetic nucleoside analogues
Therapeutic Indication :   Shingles and Genital herpes
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep MICROVIR 500MG out of reach of children.
  • Do not store above 30°C.

FAQs ABOUT MICROVIR 500MG

Can I drink alcohol with MICROVIR 500MG?

Regular alcohol consumption may damage your liver, especially if you are a hepatitis carrier. Reasonable consumption should not harm your health. Consult your doctor before taking it.

Can MICROVIR 500MG cause urinary problems?

Yes, MICROVIR 500MG can cause kidney problems such as a change in the amount of urine, unusual back pain. Inform your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms occur.

What if I forget to take MICROVIR 500MG?

You should take MICROVIR 500MG as soon as you remember. However, do not take two doses within a time interval of less than an hour, in that case you should skip the missed dose. Do not take double dose. Consult your doctor for more information.

Can I have sexual intercourse while taking MICROVIR 500MG?

Do not have sexual contact with anyone if you have symptoms of genital herpes, as you could pass the herpes infection to your partner even if you have started treatment with MICROVIR 500MG.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi.Antiviral Drugs (Non-retroviral).Essentials of Medical Pharmacology.Eighth Edition. 2019. Page – 852;

2. Jennifer R. Semaan, Mayur Parmar.Famciclovir. [Revised on January 2022] [Accessed on 10th May 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK557563/

3. Gerard Laboratories. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in March 2018] [Accessed on 10th May 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.9448.pdf

4. Famciclovir. Mayoclinic. [Revised in September 2021] [Accessed on 10th May 2022] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/shingles/symptoms-causes/syc-20353054

5. Famciclovir. Mayoclinic.[Revised in October 2020] [Accessed on 10th May 2022] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/genital-herpes/symptoms-causes/syc-20356161

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Blood test
  • Polymerase chain reaction test (PCR)
  • Viral culture

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    10 g
    Ingredient
    FAMCICLOVIR 500MG
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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Microvir 500mg Tablet 3'S

Microvir 500mg Tablet 3'S Mkt: Micro Labs Ltd

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