Generic Zovirax (Acyclovir) is an affordable alternative to one of the most frequently prescribed herpes medications. For only a fraction of the brand price, it can stop the growth and spreading of herpes, reducing its symptoms and helping your body to fight off the infection. Generic Zovirax can decrease the accompanying discomfort of herpes outbreaks and make the recurrent ones much shorter.
Also marketed as Acyclovir, ACV, Xovir, Aciclovir, Acycloguanosine, Acivir, Acivirax, Herpex and Cyclovir.
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Generic Zovirax is prescribed for temporary treatment of the herpes simplex virus. The medication should be taken at the development of the first symptoms such as tingling, blisters or burning. Generic Zovirax can be used for herpes, genital warts, cold sores, chickenpox, and herpes zoster outbreaks. It attacks the herpes virus within the body and diminishes its growth and spreading ability.
Generic Zovirax should be taken according to your doctor’s instructions and directions on the prescription label. Do not change the dosage or period of use without prior medical consult.
The medication should be taken at the development of the first symptoms such as tingling, blisters or burning.
Take Generic Zovirax with a full glass of water and drink plenty of liquids to ensure appropriate kidney functioning. Generic Zovirax can be taken with or without food, yet food may decrease the risk of upset stomach.
If you experience any symptoms associated with allergies such as difficulty breathing, hives, swollen tongue etc., stop using the medication and seek urgent medical help.
Contact a medical specialist immediately if you experience any of the following: lower back pain, reduced urination, easy bruising or bleeding and body weakness.
Common side effects of taking Generic Zovirax include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, pain in the stomach, headache, light-headedness, swollen hands or feet.
Note that this list does not include all possible side effects. Other side effects might occur depending on individual health conditions.
Do not let affected areas of your body contact with other people, as herpes infections are contagious. Do not touch your eyes after touching the infected areas and wash your hands frequently.
Avoid sexual intercourse or use a latex condom to prevent infecting your partner.
Tell your doctor if you are taking probenecid (Benemid), as it may require additional tests and dosage adjustments for Generic Zovirax.
Other medications may interact with Generic Zovirax as well.
If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you have missed.
Generic Zovirax should be stored between 59°F and 86°F (15°C and 30°C) away from light and moisture, out of reach of children and pets. Do not store the medication in the bathroom.