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ACIVIR IV 25mg/ml

What is Acivir IV used for?

Aciclovir is an antiviral medication that is used to treat skin infections caused by certain viruses. It is used in the treatment of cold sores, shingles and chickenpox. It is also used to treat genital herpes.

Acivir IV is not a cure for infections. It only works by reducing the severity and lessening the symptoms of infections in patients. Acivir IV is also administered to people to help prevent subsequent occurrences. 

In people with weak immune systems, Acivir IV can also reduce the risk of the virus or infection spreading to other parts of the body and causing other serious complications.

How does Aciclovir work?

Aciclovir works by inhibiting the growth and spread of the virus or infection across the body. It strengthens the body’s immune system to combat the infection.

Can Aciclovir be given IV?

Aciclovir Injection comes as a solution to be injected intravenously.

Is Aciclovir a steroid?

Aciclovir is not a steroid, but it is usually administered alongside Hydrocortisone which is a steroid, in the treatment of viral infections.

Does Aciclovir speed up healing?

Aciclovir helps sores that form as a result of viral infections to heal faster, and keeps new sores from forming. It also helps to reduce the pain or itching that may remain after the sores heal.

What are common side effects of Acivir IV?

Some of the most common side effects of Aciclovir tablets include:

  • Headaches
  • Itching
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Photosensitivity

Acivir IV Dosage

Acivir IV is to be administered by a medical professional.

Acivir IV Contraindications

Before taking Aciclovir, consult with your doctor if you:

  • Have an allergy to Aciclovir or any medication.
  • Have a weakened immune system.
  • Have kidney problems.
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Acivir IV Price

Acivir IV is available for purchase on Drugstore.ng, an online pharmacy in Lagos.

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