- Substance: Acyclovir (Zovirax)
- Manufacturer: Generic
- Package: 5% Cream tube
Generic Zovirax is available as tablets (blister for 5 pieces), powder for injection (250 g in one glass bottle), cream (tube 1 g), eye ointment (tube 4.5 g).
The main active agent is acyclovir. When interacting with enzymes is converted into acyclovir triphosphate - an active pharmacological substance that blocks the reproduction of viral cells.
Generic Zovirax spreads its effect on varicella-zoster viruses, herpes of the first and second types, slightly less effective in cytomegalovirus.
In patients with immunodeficiency, with long-term use, acyclovir shows a decrease in activity or ceases to act at all.
Regardless of the form of the drug, acyclovir is well and quickly absorbed into the blood, just as quickly and excreted through the kidneys. The process of withdrawal and absorption is longer in patients with immunodeficiency and renal insufficiency.
ZOVIRAX IS PRESCRIBED ORALLY, INTRAVENOUSLY, EXTERNALLY WITH:
- herpes І and ІІ types (externally on the skin and mucous membranes, with primary and recurrent genital herpes),
- herpes newborns,
- chicken pox,
- herpes zoster,
IN ORDER TO PREVENT:
- with herpes simplex,
- in the presence of immunodeficiency,
- Cytomegalovirus in bone marrow operations.
The form of the drug is determined by the doctor, based on their patient's condition, the degree and type of infection, the affected place.