Medicine : Ocuvir Eye Oint

Name:Ocuvir Eye Oint
Manufacturer:Fdc Ltd
Generic Use:Acyclovir
Composition:Acyclovir(3 % W/v)
Substitutes:cyclovir eye(4.5gm) , ocuvir eye(5gm) , ocuvir eye oint

Generic ( Acyclovir )

Typical use Of Acyclovir :Genital Herpes Simplex,Mucocutaneous H Simplex, H Simplex Encephalitis, H Simplex Keratitis, Herpes Zoster, Chicken , Keratitis Infections Of Skin Caused By Herpes Simplex Virus. This Includes Initial And Recurrent Genital Herpes And Herpes Labialis,
Mechanism of action of Acyclovir :Activity Against HSV Types I And II And Varicella-zoster Virus Is Due To Intracellular Conversion Of Aciclovir To The Monophosphate By Viral Thymidine Kinase With Subsequent Conversion To The Diphosphate And Active Triphosphate By Cellular Enzymes. This Active Form Inhibits Viral DNA Synthesis And Replication By Interfering With Viral DNA Polymerase Enzyme And Being Incorporated Into Viral DNA.
Drug Interaction of Acyclovir :Acyclovir May Decrease Levels Of Phenytoin(Dilantin) Or Valproic Acid (Depakote, Depakote ER). Probenecid (Benemid) May Increase Acyclovir Serum Levels By Decreasing Renal Excretion Of Acyclovir. Acyclovir May Increase Serum Levels Of Theophylline (Theo-Dur, Respbid, Slo-Bid, Theo-24, Theolair, Uniphyl, Slo-Phyllin).
Side effects of Acyclovir :Nausea, Stomach Upset, Skin Rash, Acute Toxicity.


How Acyclovir will impact on Pregnancy ?

Studies In Animals Have Shown Risk To Fetus, However There Are No Sufficient Studies In Humans. This Drug May Be Used In Pregnant Women If Benefit Outweighs The Risk. Patients Should Follow The Advice Of The Doctor Regarding Its Use.

How Acyclovir will impact during lactation(breastfeeding) ?

Safer: Drug Has Been Studied In Few Breastfeeding Women And The Evidence Shows That There Is No Increase In Side Effects In The Infants, Or The Possibility Of Harm To The Breastfed Infants Is Expected To Be Rare. Patients Should Follow The Advice Of The Doctor Regarding Its Use.

Medicine & Alcohol use and effect of Acyclovir

No Studies Found