Active substance: Aciclovir

Dosage: 800 mg, 400 mg, 200 mg

Price: €27.17 – €486.95

Antivirals are widely used to treat herpes infections of the skin, lips and genitals. One such drug is Zovirax. It is used for the diseases mentioned above, as well as for shingles and chickenpox. You can buy the medicine at the best price in United Kingdom on our online site.

You can buy Zovirax by filling in a simple order form and it will be delivered to you anywhere in the country, even if you do not have a prescription.

Where To Buy In United Kingdom

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You can’t waste time waiting for your appointment at the doctor’s surgery.

If you consult a specialist over the phone, you can get the product without a prescription by ordering it on our website.

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What Is Zovirax And Why Is It Used?

Zovirax is an antiviral medicine that blocks the action of the virus, which affects the skin, lips and genitals. It is effective in the treatment of shingles and chickenpox.

Indications for use

Zovirax tablets are indicated for viral infections of the skin and mucous membranes caused by herpes simplex virus (HPV), genital herpes, prevention of herpes infections in immunocompromised and immunodeficient people, varicella (chickenpox), herpes zoster.

Dosage and use of Zovirax

Zovirax should be taken with water after meals. Adequate water balance should be maintained during treatment.

The treatment period for adults is 5 days; in cases of severe primary infection, the treatment period should be prolonged. Adults should take 200 mg tablets every four hours (5 times daily). In severely immunosuppressed patients, the dose should be doubled.

In prophylaxis of recurrent herpes infections, a dose of 200 mg every six hours or 400 mg every 12 hours. In some patients, treatment becomes effective when the dose is increased to 800 mg daily. An interval between treatment cycles of six months to one year should be respected.

Prophylaxis of HPV infections: For immunocompromised patients, 200 mg four times daily, with a 6-hour interval between doses. In severely immunosuppressed patients, the dose should be increased to 400 mg.

Treatment of varicella zoster and herpes zoster: take 800 mg tablets five times daily (4-hour interval). Treatment should be continued for one week.
Zovirax is also indicated in children for the treatment and prevention of infections caused by the herpes simplex virus. Zovirax in children: 2 to 6 years 400 mg Zovirax four times a day; over 6 years 800 mg four times a day. Duration of treatment is 5 days. For a more precise dosage of the drug, a calculation can be made according to the child’s body weight – 20 mg/kg, but not more than 800 mg per day.

It is not always necessary to stop taking one of the drugs that interact in combination with acyclovir. Always consult a specialist if you are taking medicines with probenecid (benemide), tizanidine, fosphenytoin, phenytoin, valproic acid, antibiotics or if you are vaccinated against chickenpox.

During treatment, the diet should be respected and the salt-water balance of the body should be maintained.

Contraindications to the medicinal product Zovirax

Who should not be treated with Zovirax:

  • People with hypersensitivity to the components of the medicine (acyclovir, valacyclovir);
  • People with kidney or liver disease;
  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding;
  • Before breast-feeding;
  • Elderly people.

Side effects of Zovirax

The most common side effects are anaemia, thrombocytopenia, lymphopenia; anaphylaxis; headache, dizziness, confusion; tremor; convulsions; somnolence and body weakness; encephalopathy; coma; dyspnoea; nausea and vomiting; diarrhoea; abdominal pain; increased bilirubin and occasionally jaundice, hepatitis; hives and other skin rashes; fever; increased creatinine and urea levels; kidney pain; swelling of the extremities; lower back pain; urinary problems; bleeding; loss of appetite.

If you notice any of the above symptoms, you should stop taking the tablets and consult a doctor.
Symptoms of overdose: convulsions; hallucinations; lower than normal or no urination. If you miss a dose as planned, you do not need to take a double dose; you should skip the medicine and return to your previous treatment schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you still have questions about drug interactions and the course of treatment, you should definitely discuss them with your doctor. Zovirax has no effect on the speed of reaction when driving a motor vehicle, but can be observed in the absence of side effects or worsening of symptoms.

How Many Times A Day

Zovirax is taken 2 to 4 times a day, depending on the dose and course of treatment. The interval between doses ranges from 4 to 12 hours, excluding the night.

When it starts to work

Acyclovir takes effect two to three hours after application.

Cream OR Tablets

Both formulations are effective, but with different indications. The cream is used for topical treatment of herpes on the face and lips, while the tablets are used for chickenpox, genital herpes and shingles.