Valcivir 1000mg

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  • Generic Name : Valacyclovir
  • Brand Name : Valtrex
  • Manufacturer Name : Cipla Ltd - Pharmaceutical Company
  • Delivery Days : 10 To 12 Working Days
  • Presentation : Tablet/s (Blister Packing)

Valcivir 1000mg (Valacyclovir) - Uses

Valcivir 1000mg tablet is an antiviral agent that helps to treat infections caused by the herpes virus, such as genital herpes, shingles(herpes zoster infection), cold sores, etc.

This antiviral medicine does not cure herpes but helps prevent infection outbreaks and treats the symptoms of infection. Valcivir may reduce the risk of the virus spreading to other people. It is also used for treating chickenpox (varicella-zoster infection).

Valcivir 1000mg contains Valacyclovir as its active salt that prevents the multiplication of viruses in the human body's cells. Thus, this antiviral drug helps treat and relieve certain viral infections.

Medical benefits of Valacyclovir tablets

These are some medical conditions in which Valacyclovir tablets may help. It includes-

  • Genital herpes
  • Chickenpox
  • Shingles
  • Cold sores

Manufacturer of Valcivir 1000mg tablets

Cipla, a leading global pharmaceutical company, manufactures Valcivir 1000 mg tablets. The company is well known for its affordable and top-quality healthcare medications. You can choose our online pharmacy to buy its manufactured medicines and healthcare products.

How does Valcivir 1000mg tablet work?

Valcivir, a 1000mg tablet, contains Valacyclovir as its active salt, an antiviral agent. It is a prodrug of acyclovir that is absorbed readily and converted to acyclovir by the liver. This inactive ingredient works in the same ways as acyclovir. It works against both types of herpes simplex virus. It treats HSV-I, which causes cold sores, and HSV-II, which causes genital herpes and other viral infections. Acyclovir generally works by inhibiting the action of the viral enzyme by blocking viral DNA synthesis. This antiviral agent does it without affecting the normal cellular process. This mechanism prevents the virus replication and stops them from multiplying. Thus, it stops the growth and spreading of the virus and treats the associated symptoms quickly.

Dosage Indication

Valacyclovir tablet is a prescription medicine and is taken only prescribed for you. The 1000mg dose of Valcivir is generally prescribed for serious complications. Take this higher strength only when suggested by a doctor for you. Your doctor will tell you how many doses of this drug you should take daily and how long you should continue it. How long you need to take it depends on the severity of the infection. For example, during the treatment of cold sores, the mainly recommended dose of Valcivir in adults is 2000mg every 12 hours a day. It has a different dosage for other complications, so use this medicine as a doctor advises.

Complete the full treatment course by regularly using this drug at fixed intervals, which can be consumed with or without food.

How to take Valcivir 1000mg tablet?

If your doctor prescribes you a 1000mg dose of Valacyclovir, take it as prescribed by a doctor. It comes as oral tablets you must take with a glass of water. Simply swallow the pill with water and do not try to chew or crush the tablet when consuming it. It can be taken after having your meal, on an empty stomach, or as your doctor suggests. Take it as long as prescribed, and if you have any doubt regarding your dosage, please consult a doctor.

Missed Dose:

If you forget to take any dose of Valcivir Tablet, try to take it as soon as you remember. But, avoid taking the missed dose if it is too late and if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose. In this situation, take the next scheduled dose at its time and continue your further treatment.

Overdose:

Do not consume two doses of Valcivir 1000mg at the same time. Doing this may increase the chances of having adverse effects of this medicine due to an overdose. You must seek medical attention and contact a doctor immediately if you overdose.

Side Effects

  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Body aches and lower back pain
  • Irritability
  • Tiredness
  • Feeling depressed or empty
  • Trouble sleeping
  • The decrease in the frequency of urination
  • Chest pain

These are some of the common side effects of this antiviral drug. If any of them bothers you or turn serious, you may need medical attention to resolve them. Please consult a doctor in such a case.

Drug interactions

Here is a list of medications that may cause drug interaction with Valacyclovir. The combined use of these medications may lead to the risk of side effects and other negative outcomes. So make sure to inform your doctor if you are already taking any of the following medicine before you get prescribed Valcivir tablets:

  • Blood thinners (aspirin)
  • Tacrolimus
  • Varicella Vaccine (Live)
  • Beta-blockers (metoprolol)
  • Amikacin
  • Zoster Vaccine (Live)
  • Cidofovir
  • Medication that contains iodine
  • NSAIDs class of medications such as (ibuprofen and naproxen)
  • Vitamin B12
  • Antibiotic medications such as amoxicillin
  • Anti-allergy medicines (cetirizine)
  • Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3)

Disease interaction for Valcivir 1000mg tablets

  • These are some medical conditions where using Valacyclovir tablets can be unsafe. Inform your doctor if you are already suffering from any of the following health problems. Especially if you have:
  • Renal dysfunction or disease
  • Immunodeficiency problem
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Organ transplant
  • Neutropenia(low levels of neutrophils, especially lower than normal levels)
  • Hemodialysis (a procedure in which a dialysis machine and a special filter are used as an artificial kidney)

Precautions and safety advice:

It is unknown whether it's safe or not to consume alcohol with Valcivir 1000mg tablets. Make sure to consult a doctor before you consume alcohol while taking this antiviral drug.

A person allergic to Valacyclovir should not take any dose of Valcivir tablets.

Valacyclovir Tablet is generally considered safe to take during pregnancy time. But before getting prescribed for it, inform your doctor about your pregnancy.

Valcivir, 1000mg Tablet, is safe to take during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest it does not pass into the breastmilk or harm the baby.

Valcivir tablets may affect your vision, decrease alertness, or make you feel dizzy or sleepy. If these symptoms appear in you after taking this tablet, do not drive and wait until you start feeling better.

Valcivir 1000 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

If you are suffering from kidney disease, take Valacyclovir tablets with caution. You may need dose adjustment in such conditions, so please consult a doctor before taking this drug. Also, make sure that you drink plenty of water while taking this medicine. It will help to lower the risk of side effects on your kidney.

Taking the Valcivir tablet is safe in patients with liver-related problems. No dose adjustment is usually required, but make sure to consult a doctor before you start taking this medicine.

FaQs

Does Valcivir 1000 mg tablet cure herpes infection?

No, Valcivir 1000 mg tablet does not cure herpes infection, but it can reduce pain and itching caused due to the herpes infection. It helps to prevent the formation of new sores and heal the current ones.

Is Valcivir 1000mg tablets effective?

Yes, Valcivir is an effective drug against herpes simplex virus (chickenpox, cold sores, and genital herpes. It also helps to fight against varicella-zoster virus (shingles) and cytomegalovirus (CMV). Valacyclovir tablet helps to prevent the occurrence of CMV infection and disease after an organ transplant.

How long does Valcivir take to show its results?

For most initial herpes outbreaks and in the cases of recurring herpes, Valcivir shows its effects very quickly. It provides some levels of relief within two to three days. Generally, the sooner you start taking Valcivir after noticing the symptoms, the faster it will provide you results.

How many times a day can I take the Valcivir tablet?

It depends on your prescription, but the usual dose is 20mg per kilogram(kg) of the body weight, taken 3 times a day for 5 days. However, you should not exceed 1000 mg dose three times a day.

What will happen if I stop taking Valcivir tablets?

If you stop taking Valcivir suddenly because of completing your prescription, your viral infection symptoms may not improve. If the treatment is, discontinued, then it may also get worsen than earlier and may turn serious. So make sure you take your antivirals as long as prescribed for you. Do not miss any doses, and inform your doctor before you stop taking them.

Do antiviral medicines weaken your immune system?

No, usually, antivirals do not lead to any side effects that weaken your immune system. These drugs block the receptors, so the viruses can't bind to and enter the healthy cells. Thus, they help the immune system to work more strongly towards the viruses by reducing their amount. Antivirals lower the viral load and help a person to overcome a viral infection.

What is the long-term risk of valacyclovir tablets?

Valacyclovir tablets may also cause Long-term side effects, which are rare but may appear. It may include the risk of having kidney problems and may cause changes in your behavior and thinking. These side effects may remain even if you stop treatment with this medication. Discuss with a doctor to manage these long-term side effects; once you notice any of them, please inform your doctor.

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