What is Acyclovir?
Acyclovir eye ointment is used for Herpes simplex virus infections, Skin infection, Mucous membrane infection, Immunocompromised patients, Chickenpox, Initial episodes of herpes genitalis, Herpes simplex encephalitis, Neonatal herpes simplex virus infection and other conditions. Acyclovir eye ointment may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Acyclovir eye ointment contains Acyclovir as an active ingredient.
Acyclovir eye ointment works by inhibiting and inactivating HSV-specific DNA polymerases that prevent viral DNA synthesis.
Acyclovir eye ointment Uses
Acyclovir eye ointment is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
· Herpes simplex virus infections
· Skin infection
· Mucous membrane infection
· Immunocompromised patients
· Initial episodes of herpes genitalis
· Herpes simplex encephalitis
· Neonatal herpes simplex virus infection
Acyclovir eye ointment – Composition and Active Ingredients
Acyclovir eye ointment is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Acyclovir eye ointment – Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Acyclovir eye ointment. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
· Peripheral edema
· Gastrointestinal distress
Acyclovir eye ointment Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Acyclovir eye ointment improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:
· Inhibiting and inactivating HSV-specific DNA polymerases that prevents viral DNA synthesis.
Acyclovir eye ointment – Precautions & How to Use
Before using Acyclovir eye ointment, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
· Abnormal renal function
· Adequate hydration is necessary
· Concomitant use of other nephrotoxic drugs
· Pre-existing renal disease