OVIGRACE 800 Tablet 10's

Viral infections Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

OVIGRACE 800 TABLET contains Acyclovir, which belongs to the group of medicines called Antivirals. It is used to treat chickenpox, shingles, cold sores, genital herpes and other herpes simplex infections to prevent infections in people with a weakened immune system.

Cold sores, (a virus causing contagious sores, most often around the mouth or on the genitals), genital herpes (a common sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus and symptoms include genital pain and sores, pain, itching and small sores).

Before taking OVIGRACE 800 TABLET inform your doctor if you have kidney problems. OVIGRACE 800 TABLET should be used with caution among pregnant or breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking OVIGRACE 800 TABLET.

The most common side effects of taking OVIGRACE 800 TABLET are headache, dizziness, feeling or being sick, diarrhea, stomach pain and rashes. Contact your doctor if the symptom persists.

USES OF OVIGRACE 800 TABLET

OVIGRACE 800 TABLET is used in the following conditions:

  • Treats chickenpox and Herpes zoster (shingles)
  • Treats cold sores, genital herpes
  • Treats herpes simplex infections
  • Prevents problems in those people infected with a virus
  • Prevents infections in low immunity patients

HOW OVIGRACE 800 TABLET WORKS

OVIGRACE 800 TABLET works by killing or stopping the growth of viruses (herpes virus). It has a higher affinity for viral DNA cells than human DNA cells and incorporates into the viral DNA and causes DNA chain termination and inactivation, leading to the death of cells.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take OVIGRACE 800 TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending on your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF OVIGRACE 800 TABLET

COMMON

  • headache, dizziness
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain
  • skin reaction after exposure to light (photosensitivity), itchy skin
  • feeling tired
  • fever

UNCOMMON

  • itchy, hive-like rash
  • hair loss

RARE

  • effects on blood & urine tests
  • increase in liver enzymes

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Headache:

Take rest and drink plenty of fluids. If not subsided. Consult your doctor if your symptom gets worse or persist.

Diarrhea:

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

Stomach pain:

Try to rest and relax. Eat smaller meals but take them frequently. Keep a heating pad on your stomach. If the symptom does not improve, contact your doctor.

Dizziness:

If OVIGRACE 800 TABLET makes you feel dizzy, take rest until you feel better. Do not drive or operate machines.

Nausea or vomiting:

Take simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.

Sensitivity to sunlight:

Stay out of the bright sun and use sun creams (SPF-15) when going outside. If the symptom does not improve, contact your doctor.

Itchy skin:

Try to use an unscented moisturiser. If the symptom does not improve, contact your doctor.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

OVIGRACE 800 TABLET should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

OVIGRACE 800 TABLET should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel dizzy, drowsiness or asleep after taking OVIGRACE 800 TABLET.

KIDNEY

OVIGRACE 800 TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Consult your doctor before taking OVIGRACE 800 TABLET.

ALLERGY

Do not take OVIGRACE 800 TABLET if you are allergic to Acyclovir, valacyclovir or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

OVIGRACE 800 TABLET is not recommended for use if you:

  • have thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura/haemolytic uremic syndrome (TTP/HUS)
  • renal failure

Before taking OVIGRACE 800 TABLET, inform your doctor:

  • if you have a low resistance to disease (immune deficiency)
  • if you are taking nephrotoxic drugs (Ex. amphotericin B and aminoglycoside antibiotics)

Use in pediatrics:

NA

Use in geriatrics:

OVIGRACE 800 TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged above 75 years). Consult your doctor before taking OVIGRACE 800 TABLET.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before taking OVIGRACE 800 TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicine:

  • probenecid (used to treat gout)
  • cimetidine (used to treat stomach ulcers)
  • drugs acting on the immune system (Ex. mycophenolate mofetil)
  • amikacin, amphotericin B, atovaquone, lumefantrine, mefloquine, azithromycin, capreomycin, caspofungin, clarithromycin, clindamycin, doxycycline, erythromycin (used to treat infections)
  • antivirals Ex. valacyclovir, valganciclovir, ganciclovir, tenofovir, cidofovir (used to treat viral infections)
  • albendazole (used to treat parasitic infections)
  • dapsone, isoniazid (used to treat mycobacterial infections)
  • antifungals Ex. fluconazole, itraconazole

B. Drug - Food interaction:

NA

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of OVIGRACE 800 TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose are agitation, coma, seizures, lethargy etc.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Acyclovir
Pharmacological Category :   Antivirals
Therapeutic Indication :   Chickenpox, shingles, herpes simplex virus
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Suspension, Syrup, Infusion, Injection, Cream, Ointment, Eye- ointment

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep OVIGRACE 800 TABLET out of the sight and reach from children
  • Store OVIGRACE 800 TABLET below 25°C

FAQs ABOUT OVIGRACE 800 TABLET

Can OVIGRACE 800 TABLET be used to treat Urinary Tract Infections?

Yes. OVIGRACE 800 TABLET may be used to treat cystitis caused by the herpes simplex virus. Consult your doctor before taking OVIGRACE 800 TABLET.

What precautions do I need to follow while taking OVIGRACE 800 TABLET?

Patients taking OVIGRACE 800 TABLET must inform their doctor about their pre-existing disease conditions like kidney, heart or liver problems and if they are elderly above 65 years.

Can OVIGRACE 800 TABLET be used on pregnancy?

Yes. OVIGRACE 800 TABLET should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking OVIGRACE 800 TABLET.

Who should avoid taking OVIGRACE 800 TABLET?

OVIGRACE 800 TABLET is not recommended for patients having kidney diseases or elderly above 65 years and patients with allergic history to acyclovir. Consult your doctor before taking OVIGRACE 800 TABLET.

How long does it take for OVIGRACE 800 TABLET to show its effects?

OVIGRACE 800 TABLET works within 24-48 hours of administration.

Can OVIGRACE 800 TABLET treat a bacterial infection?

No. OVIGRACE 800 TABLET is an antiviral drug used to treat herpes simplex virus, chicken pox and shingles. Talk to your doctor before taking OVIGRACE 800 TABLET.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi. Antiviral drugs. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page - 799

2. Laurence L. Brunton, Randa Hilal-Dandan, Bjorn C. Knollman, Antiviral agents (Non-retroviral), Goodman & Gillman’s: The pharmacological basics of therapeutics, 13th edition. 2018. Page – 1105

3. Terapia S.A & Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Europe BV. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in October 2019] [Accessed on 18th April 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.4336.pdf

4. Terapia S.A. & Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Europe BV. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in October 2019] [Accessed on 18th April 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.4335.pdf

5. GlaxoSmithKline. U.S. Food & Drug Administration. [Revised in June 2005] [Accessed on 18th April 2022] https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2005/018828s030,020089s019,019909s020lbl.pdf

6. Acyclovir. CDSCO. [Revised in September 2010] [Accessed on 18th April 2022] https://cdscoonline.gov.in/CDSCO/Drugs

7. Significant drug interactions for drugs used to treat or prevent opportunistic infections https://clinicalinfo.hiv.gov/en/guidelines/pediatric-opportunistic-infection/table-5-significant-drug-interactions-drugs-used-treat

8. Drugbank. Mechanism of action of acyclovir https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB00787

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Herpes Simplex Virus 1 DNA PCR
  • Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG
  • Herpes Simplex Virus 2 DNA PCR
  • Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG
  • Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM
  • Varicella Zoster IgG
  • Varicella Zoster IgM

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OVIGRACE 800 Tablet 10's

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