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VALCIVIR 1000MG TABLET_1
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VALCIVIR 1000MG TABLET_1
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Valcivir 1000mg Tablet

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Salt Composition : Valacyclovir

Manufacturer : CIPLA LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 329.17
Price :280
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Introduction to Valcivir 1000mg Tablet

Valcivir 1000mg tablet consists of Valacyclovir as its active constituent. It is an antiviral agent that works against Herpes simplex, Varicella zoster, and Cytomegalovirus. Herpes virus is associated with causing a cold sore that produces painful ulcers around the mouth. Shingles infection causes blisters over the skin. Cytomegalovirus infection causes flu-like symptoms along with skin rashes and swollen lymph glands.

Do not consume Valcivir 1000mg tablet if you are allergic to Acyclovir or Valacyclovir and its other ingredients. Before starting the treatment, inform your physician if you have a liver or kidney condition because dose adjustment is needed in such a condition. Notify your doctor if you are above the age of 65 years or with weakened immune system. 

Do not continue taking Valcivir 1000mg tablet if you experience any rashes with fever, inflammation of lymph nodes, higher levels of liver enzymes, and eosinophilia (increased WBC count). While taking this tablet daily, it is advised to have safe sex to prevent the spread of genital herpes infection to your partner.


Uses of Valcivir 1000mg Tablet

  1. Shingles, Herpes infection of the skin, eyes, and genitals.
  2. Cytomegalovirus in organ transplant patients.
  3. Prevent infection relapse.
  4. Prevent cold sore.

Therapeutic Effects of Valcivir 1000mg Tablet

Valcivir 1000mg tablet is a prodrug that gets converted into a substance called acyclovir. Acyclovir blocks an important enzyme that the virus needs for replication. By restricting the replication of the virus, Valcivir 1000mg tablet helps to control and reduce the symptoms of herpes, such as painful sores or blisters.


Interaction of Valcivir 1000mg Tablet with other drugs

Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Valcivir 1000mg tablet and can cause undesirable side effects. 


More Information about Valcivir 1000mg Tablet

  • Keep Valcivir 1000mg tablet out of sight and reach of children.
  • Do not store above 30°C.
  • Do not freeze.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.

How to consume Valcivir 1000mg Tablet

Take the Valcivir 1000mg tablet as your physician advises. Do not crush, chew, or open the medicine. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Only stop taking the tablet if your doctor advises you to stop.


Safety Advices for Valcivir 1000mg Tablet

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Pregnancy

  

Valcivir 1000mg tablet is not recommended for pregnant women unless the doctor suggests it. Do not consume this medicine without your doctor’s advice. Before starting the treatment, you should talk with your doctor about whether taking this medicine during pregnancy is safe or unsafe

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Breast Feeding

  

Valcivir 1000mg tablet is not recommended for breastfeeding women unless the doctor suggests it. Do not consume this medicine without your doctor’s advice. Before starting the treatment, you should talk with your doctor about whether taking this medicine during breastfeeding is safe or unsafe.

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Lungs

  

It is unknown whether Valcivir 1000mg tablet is safe for patients with lung problems. Inform your physician if you have any lung disease before starting the treatment. Contact your doctor if you experience any lung-related symptoms.

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Liver

  

Inform your physician if you have liver problems because Valcivir 1000mg tablet should be used cautiously with a liver condition. However, consult your doctor for the dose adjustment. 

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Alcohol

  

It is unknown whether it is safe to consume alcohol while taking Valcivir 1000mg tablet . Please speak with your physician.

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Driving

  

Driving while taking Valcivir 1000mg tablet may impair your ability to concentrate by causing tiredness and drowsiness: 


Side Effects of Valcivir 1000mg Tablet

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.

Serious

  • Anaphylaxis (life-threatening allergic reaction)
  • Swelling of the lips, face, neck, and throat
  • Angioedema (difficulty in breathing)
  • Collapse in blood pressure
  • Skin rashes (with or without blisters) or itchy
  • Oedema
  • DRESS (Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms) syndrome
  • Fever, flu

Common

  • Sickness
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Photosensitivity (skin reaction after exposure to sunlight)

Word of Advice

Kidney patients should cautiously consume Valcivir 1000mg tablet . Dose adjustments will be suggested to child and kidney patients. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Consuming plenty of water or fluid throughout the day while on the treatment with tablets is advised to avoid side effects that affect the nervous system and kidneys. Discuss with your doctor if you have undergone organ transplantation before commencing the treatment with Valcivir 1000mg tablet. Avoid having sex if you have genital sores or blisters.


FAQs

Q 1. Can Valcivir 1000mg tablet cause skin problems?

One of the common side effects of Valcivir 1000mg tablet is skin rash and itching. Contact your doctor if you experience any skin problems, as this could be a life-threatening symptom

Q 2. How can I manage the common side effect of Valcivir 1000mg tablet?

If you experience any common side effects while taking Valcivir 1000mg tablet , staying hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids is advised. Your physician may also recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications to help manage side effects.

Q 3. Why is it mandatory to use effective contraception during the treatment of Valcivir 1000mg tablet?

To avoid transmission of infection and unwanted pregnancy, using effective contraception while taking Valcivir 1000mg tablet is advised.

Q 4. Who is contraindicated to Valcivir 1000mg tablet?

Patients with liver and kidney disease, if you are 65 years or above, if you have a weakened immune system. Before starting the treatment, inform your doctor if you come under any conditions.

Q 5. When should I discontinue the Valcivir 1000mg tablet?

Do not continue taking Valcivir 1000mg tablet if you experience any rashes with fever, inflammation of lymph nodes, higher levels of liver enzymes, and eosinophilia (increased WBC count). However, consult your doctor for more information regarding the treatment.


Fact Box of Valcivir 1000mg Tablet

Molecule name: Valacyclovir

Therapeutic class: Antiviral

Pharmacological class: Antiviral

Indications: 

1. Shingles, Herpes infection of the skin, eyes, and genitals.

2.Cytomegalo virus in organ transplant patients.

3. Prevent infection relapse.

4. Prevent cold sore. 


References

  1. Goodman & Gilman’s, The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Antiviral agents (Nonretroviral), 12th edition, 2011, 1594.
  2. KD Tripathi, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, Antiviral drugs, 7th edition, 2013, 799.
  3. Ranbaxy (UK) Limited, Electronic medicines compendium (emc), [ Revised on Nov 2022], [Accessed on 18th May 2023], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.4349.pdf

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