Acyclovir Tablets 400Mg- treats infections treats infections caused by certain types of viruses. It treats cold sores around the mouth, shingles, and chickenpox.
Also, acyclovir tablets treats outbreaks of genital herpes. In people with frequent outbreaks, acyclovir is used to help reduce the number of future episodes.
Acyclovir is an antiviral drug. However, it is not a cure for these infections. The viruses that cause these infections continue to live in the body even between outbreaks. Acyclovir tablet 400mg decreases the severity and length of these outbreaks.
It helps the sores heal faster, keeps new sores from forming, and decreases pain/itching. This medication may also help reduce how long pain remains after the sores heal.
In addition, in people with a weakened immune system, acyclovir can decrease the risk of the virus spreading to other parts of the body and causing serious infections.
Can I take 2 400mg acyclovir?
Acyclovir 400 mg Tablets are not usually harmful, unless you take too much over several days. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you take too much Acyclovir 400 mg Tablets. Take the medicine pack with you. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
How fast does acyclovir 400 mg work?
Response and effectiveness of acyclovir 400 mg take up to two hours to reach peak plasma concentrations after oral acyclovir administration. May take up to three days for symptom reduction; however, acyclovir should be taken until the course prescribed is completed. Acyclovir works best when started within 48 hours of symptom onset
How long can you be on acyclovir?
Take the capsules, with or without food two to five times a day for 5 to 10 days. Start as soon as possible after your symptoms begin. When using the drug to prevent outbreaks of genital herpes, take two to five times a day for up to 12 months.