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This medicine is a generic of ZOVIRAX 200 mg
What is ACICLOVIR ARROW GENERICS tablet prescribed for?

This medicine is a potent antiviral, active against viruses of the herpes group. It prevents the reproduction of the viruses in the infected cells, but cannot destroy the viruses hidden in the nerve ganglia, responsible for recurrences (relapses) which it cannot prevent.
It is used in :

treating herpes outbreaks and preventing recurrences,

treatment of chickenpox and shingles.

You can consult the following article(s):

Fever blisters
Genital herpes

Presentations of the medicine ACICLOVIR ARROW GENERICS tablet
ACICLOVIR ARROW GENERICS 200 mg: tablet (white); box of 25
On prescription (List I) - Reimbursable at 65% - Price : 8,18 €.

The prices mentioned do not take into account the pharmacist's "dispensing fee".
Composition of the medication ACICLOVIR ARROW GENERICS tablet

Interactions of ACICLOVIR ARROW GENERICS tablet with other substances

The use of drugs that are potentially toxic to the kidneys (contrast media, aminoglycosides, high-dose methotrexate, cyclosporine, tacrolimus, etc.) increases the risk of adverse renal effects.
Fertility, pregnancy and lactation

No adverse effects to the unborn child have currently been established with this medication. Only your doctor can assess the possible risk of its use in your case, especially in the long-term preventive treatment of recurrences of genital herpes.

This drug passes very weakly in the breast milk; however, it is preferable to use it only on medical advice in the woman who breast-feeds.
How to use ACICLOVIR ARROW GENERICS tablet and dosage

This medication should be taken with a glass of water.
Usual dosage:

Treatment of herpes and prevention of recurrence:

Adults and children over 2 years of age:

Treatment of herpes infections: 1 tablet, 5 times daily, every 4 hours, for 5 to 10 days.

Prevention of frequent recurrences: 1 tablet, 4 times a day or 2 tablets, twice a day, as a continuous treatment for several months.

Pharmacotherapeutic class: DIRECT ACTION ANTIVIRALS, ATC code: J05AB01.

This drug is a direct-acting antiviral (it destroys or stops the growth of the virus responsible for herpes).

It is used in the treatment or prevention of certain forms of herpes (infectious and transmissible disease such as genital herpes or ocular herpes for example).

Generic group(s)

This medication belongs to the following generic group(s):

ACICLOVIR 200 mg - ZOVIRAX 200 mg, tablet

Composition in active substances

Tablet (Composition for one tablet)
> aciclovir 200 mg

> PVC PVDC aluminium blister pack(s) of 25 tablet(s)
CIP code: 327 081-7 or 34009 327 081 7 8
Declaration of marketing: 19/09/1985
This presentation is approved for communities
In town pharmacy: Price excluding dispensing fee: 9,02 € Dispensing fee: 1,02 € Price including dispensing fee: 10,04 € Reimbursement rate: 65
Reimbursement rate: 65

Medical service rendered (SMR) Glossary of SMR

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Only the complete opinion of the Commission de la Transparence is referenced.
This opinion can be consulted from the link "Opinion of dd/mm/yyyy" or on request from the HAS (more information in the help). The opinions and summaries of opinions contain a paragraph on the place of the drug in the therapeutic strategy.

The frequency categories associated with the adverse reactions listed below are estimates. For most of these reactions, appropriate data were not available to estimate the incidence. In addition, the incidence of adverse events may vary depending on the indication. The following convention was used for classification of adverse events in terms of frequency: very common (≥ 1/10); common (≥ 1/100 to < 1/10); uncommon (≥ 1/1000 to < 1/100), rare (≥ 1/10 000 to < 1/1000), very rare (< 1/10 000).

Hematologic and lymphatic system disorders:

Very rare: anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia.

Immune system disorders:

Rare: anaphylaxis.

Psychiatric and nervous system disorders:

Common: headache, dizziness.

Very rare: agitation, confusion, tremor, ataxia, dysarthria, hallucinations, psychotic symptoms, convulsions, somnolence, encephalopathy, coma.

These reactions are usually reversible and are usually reported in patients with renal insufficiency or in patients with other preconditions.

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