Zovirax or acyclovir is used to treat the infection due to some certain types of viruses. This medicine is also used to treat the problems of genital herpes, herpes zoster, and chickenpox in people. Zovirax is available in the form of tablets and cream. It is an antiviral medicine and is used unaided or in mixture with some other medicines to treat the infections. Acyclovir is also useful for lessening the pain and the amount of lesions in the primary stage of genital herpes, and decreases the regularity and harshness of recurring infections. Acyclovir cream is applied topically to treat the primary genital herpes and it reduces the pain, curing time, and limits the stretch of the infectivity.
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Dosage is depending on your age, medical condition and reaction to the medicine. You should not take overdose of this medicine, it may be injurious.
This medicine can cause some serious side effects like abdominal pain, diarrhea, faintness, tiredness, vomiting, loss of hunger, chest pain, breathing trouble, swelling in lips, tongue, or throat. If you face any kind of side effects, just contact your doctor without delay. Take the dose according to the direction of the doctor.
People need to take this medicine after consulting your doctor. You should discuss the dosage, side effect and risks of this medicine with your doctor. To avoid the interactions of this medicine, you should tell your doctor about the medicines you are allergic with. Do not give this medicine to someone who also has same signs of problems, it can cause him to severe side effect.