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      PRIMACORT PLUS 5GM CREAM

      Country of origin: INDIA

      Seller Information

      PRIMACORT PLUS 5GM CREAM

      Primacort Plus Cream 5gm
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Primacort Plus Cream 5gm is used to treat herpes labialis and genital herpes. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.

      Composition

      Composition

      The active ingredient of Primacort Plus Cream 5gm is Acyclovir 5%w/w.

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Acyclovir is an antiviral drug that works by inhibiting the spread of herpes virus into the body. Thereby treats herpes labials and genital herpes.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before using the Primacort Plus Cream 5gm:

      • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredient used in the Primacort Plus Cream 5gm such as Acyclovir
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this Primacort Plus Cream 5gm. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

      • Rash
      • Photosensitivity
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Wash your hands as well as the affected area well, before the application. Wipe dry.
      Apply a thin layer of ointment topically on the affected area – do not rub it harshly.
      Contact with the eyes may cause irritation or burning sensation. Hence, to avoid this, wash your hands well, post-application as well.

      Overdosage

      Avoid using more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, look for any new symptoms. If you observe any, promptly seek medical advice or report it to the nearby poison control center.

      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      Take the Primacort Plus Cream 5gm only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

      Pregnancy:

      may be used during pregnancy. However, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during the treatment.

      Lactation:

      safety during lactation is unknown. Hence, use the medicine only if suggested by your doctor.

      Drug Interactions:

      Caution always advised when used with other medicines. Therefore, inform your doctor about your current list of medicines (if you use any) during the treatment.

      Precautions
      • Keep the medicine out of sight and reach of children.
      • Store at a temperature that is below 25-degree centigrade, away from heat and moisture.
      • Do not use the medicine beyond its expiry.
      • Recap the cream after its use.
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA 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.


      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

      Seller Information
      Manufactured By

      MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

      khasra no-21,22,66,67&68-aho-yangtam,namchepung,po-ranipool,sikkim-737135 office-macleods pharmaceuticals ltd atlanta arcade,marol church road,andheri (east),mumbai - 400 059, india.

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      MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

      khasra no-21,22,66,67&68-aho-yangtam,namchepung,po-ranipool,sikkim-737135 office-macleods pharmaceuticals ltd atlanta arcade,marol church road,andheri (east),mumbai - 400 059, india.

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