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OCUVIR DT 800MG TAB

Country of origin: INDIA

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MRP 174

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OCUVIR DT 800MG TAB

Ocuvir DT 800Mg tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Ocuvir DT 800Mg tablet contains Acyclovir which belongs to antiviral agents that is used in the treating viral infections such as Herpes labialis (caused by herpes simplex characterised by cold sores, small fever blisters that affects lips primarily), Genital Herpes (sexually transmitted viral infection affecting the genitals caused by simplex virus characterised by genital sores, tingling, burning or itching around genitals), chicken pox (caused by varicella-zoster virus characterised by rashes, blister outbreaks, fever), Herpes Zoster infection (used to treat shingles, viral infection caused by varicella-zoster virus characterised by painful rashes). However, the uses of this tablet mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Ocuvir DT 800Mg tablet is Acyclovir 400Mg

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Acyclovir works by inhibiting the multiplication of the virus in human cells thus preventing the virus from producing new viruses and clears up the infection.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Ocuvir DT 800Mg tablet:

  • Hypersensitivity to Acyclovir and similar antivirals (Valaciclovir)
  • Caution:
  • Immunocompromised patients
  • Hydration
  • Renal impairment
  • Vaccination for viral infections
  • Children and elderly
  • Pregnancy and lactation
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this tablet. Ocuvir DT 800Mg tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most of the side effects are generally mild and you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Increased thirst
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Rashes
  • Fatigue
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Seizures
  • Fever with chills
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Photophobia
How to Use

How to Use

Take Ocuvir DT 800Mg tablet as instructed by your doctor. Take the tablet soon after opening it from the strip. Don’t break or crush chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
The tablet can be taken with or without food or as advised by your doctor. Take the tablet at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested even though the symptoms disappear after the medicine has begun. Stopping the medication too early can allow the growth of the bacteria to begin, which can lead to an infection relapse.

Overdosage

Avoid taking Ocuvir DT 800Mg tablet more than the prescribed dosage. In case of overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage of the medicine, symptoms may vary in individuals, you may experience the following signs or symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Confusion
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Use Ocuvir DT 800Mg tablet on the advice of medical practitioner. Complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Caution is advised among patients with kidney problems. Dose adjustments of the tablet may be needed. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is recommended while taking this tablet. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Liver:

Caution is advised among patients with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the medicine may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine.

Pregnancy:

Ocuvir DT 800Mg tablet is not advised unless the clinical condition of the patient requires treatment. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown no or low adverse effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Lactation:

The medicine is likely safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the medication may pass through the breastmilk and does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Alcohol:

Interaction of alcohol with this tablet is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.

Driving:

The medicine does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the medicine. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Food:

Unless your doctor instructs otherwise there are no specific dietary requirements while taking this tablet.

Drug Interactions:

All medicines interact differently for person to person. Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you’re taking Ocuvir DT 800Mg tablet with varicella virus vaccine, cimetidine, theophylline, probenecid, mycophenolate mofetil, phenytoin, tizanidine, zoster vaccine live, sulfasalazine, tacrolimus.

Precautions
  • Do not use this tablet post the expiry date
  • Do not use the tablet for durations shorter or longer than suggested by your doctor
  • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.


Drug Composition information
What is Acyclovir for:

It is used to stop or treat herpes infections. It is used to treat chickenpox.

How does Acyclovir work:

Acyclovir is in a class of antiviral medicines called nucleoside analogues and works to harm the virus and prevent its spread.

How should Acyclovir be used:

Take Acyclovir exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed. Do not skip any doses. Continue to take it even when you feel better. You must complete the entire course. If you dont, the infection will not clear completely. You may take Acyclovir with or without food. If you experience stomach discomfort, you may take Aciclovir after food. Drink plenty of water while being treated with Acyclovir.

Common side effects of Acyclovir :

Headache, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, tiredness, agitation, joint pain, hair loss, and blurring

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What precautions should I take when taking Acyclovir :

Alert your doctor if you ever had an allergic reaction (rashes, swollen eyes, mouth or breathlessness) to similar medicines such as famciclovir, valacyclovir, or any of the ingredients of acyclovir. If you are taking acyclovir for genital herpes, you should know that genital herpes can be spread through sexual contact even if you dont have blisters or other symptoms and possibly even if you are taking acyclovir. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.

When do I need to seek medical help

Symptoms of overdose may include agitation, seizures, extreme tiredness, loss of consciousness, swelling of hands and feet, decreased urination. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug include wheezing, chest tightness, fever, itching, bad cough, blue or gray skin color, seizures, or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Can I take Acyclovir with other medicines:

Alert your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines: Gastric medicines such as cimetidine; Probenecid; Theophylline (for asthma); Diuretics (water pills - used to treat heart disease or high blood pressure; Transplant medicines such as mycophenolate mofetil, cyclosporin or tacrolimus. Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Acyclovir :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Therapeutic Classification

Antivirals, Eye Anti-Infectives & Antiseptics, Topical Antivirals


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of the Ocuvir DT 800Mg?

The tablet contains Acyclovir which belongs to antiviral agents that is used in the treating viral infections such as Herpes labialis (caused by herpes simplex characterised by cold sores, small fever blisters that affects lips primarily), Genital Herpes (sexually transmitted viral infection affecting the genitals caused by simplex virus characterised by genital sores, tingling, burning or itching around genitals), chicken pox (caused by varicella-zoster virus characterised by rashes, blister outbreaks, fever), Herpes Zoster infection (used to treat shingles, viral infection caused by varicella-zoster virus characterised by painful rashes).

Q2. What are the side effects of the Ocuvir DT 800Mg?

The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, increased thirst, loss of appetite, headache, dizziness, rashes, fatigue, unusual tiredness and weakness. Its use may also lead to uncommon side effects such as seizures, fever with chills, black or tarry stools, photophobia.

Q3. Should we take Ocuvir DT 800Mg with food or without food?

The tablet can be taken with or without food or as advised by your doctor.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Ocuvir DT 800Mg?

If you ever had impaired kidney function, sever liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to Acyclovir and similar antivirals (Valaciclovir). Caution is advised among immunocompromised patients, hydration, renal impairment, vaccination for viral infections, children and elderly, pregnancy and lactation.

Q5. Does Ocuvir DT 800Mg make you sleepy?

The medicine does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the medicine. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Q6. Is Ocuvir DT 800Mg harmful? What does an overdose of Ocuvir DT 800Mg lead to?

The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Overdose of the medicine leads to nausea, vomiting, headache, confusion.

Q7. Can I take Ocuvir DT 800Mg during pregnancy?

The tablet is not advised unless the clinical condition of the patient requires treatment. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown no or low adverse effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Q8. Can Ocuvir DT 800Mg be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Ocuvir DT 800Mg?

Interaction of alcohol with this tablet is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.

Q10. How to store Ocuvir DT 800Mg?

Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Ocuvir DT 800Mg, can I mix it in water and drink it?

This tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

Q12. Can we give Ocuvir DT 800Mg to children?

This tablet is not recommended for children below 2 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Ocuvir DT 800Mg?

The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is 1-2 hours after administration. You will start to feel better in 2-4 days after taking the tablet.

Q14. How long does the effect of Ocuvir DT 800Mg last?

The amount of time for which this medicine remains active on the body is for about 2-3 hours.

Q15. Can we take Ocuvir DT 800Mg daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is thrice a day.

Q16. For how many days should I take the Ocuvir DT 800Mg?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

Q17. When should I take Ocuvir DT 800Mg?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

Seller Information
Manufactured By

FDC LIMITED

at verna ind estate l 56-57,verna goa 403722

Packed By

FDC LIMITED

at verna ind estate l 56-57,verna goa 403722

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