Valacyclovir (Valcivir) 500 mg tablet is a nucleoside analog DNA polymerase inhibitor, an antiviral drug used to manage and treat various herpes infections. Each tablet contains 1000 mg of Valacyclovir as its active ingredient.
Drug = Valacyclovir
Strength = 500 mg
Contains – 6 tablets
How to take
This medicine may be taken with or without food. May be taken with meals to reduce gastrointestinal discomfort.
Try to take it at the same time each day. It must be taken regularly for it to be effective.
Take exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by the doctor.
Dosage of Valacyclovir (Valcivir) 500 Mg Tablet
Genital herpes, Herpes simplex infections of the skin and mucous membranes:
Adult: Immunocompetent patients: 500 mg twice a day for 3-5 days for recurrent episodes or up to 10 days for initial episodes. Immunocompromised patients: 1,000 mg twice a day for at least five days for recurrent episodes or up to 10 days for initial episodes. Treatment duration is based on the severity of the clinical condition and immunological status.
Herpes zoster (shingles), Herpes zoster ophthalmicus:
Adult: Immunocompetent patients: 1,000 mg three times a day for seven days. Immunocompromised patients: 1,000 mg three times a day for at least seven days and 2 days after crusting of lesions.
Adult: 2,000 mg 12 hourly for 1 day.
Prophylaxis of cytomegalovirus infections in immunocompromised patients:
Adult: Patient following solid organ transplantation: 2,000 mg four times daily, usually for 90 days according to patient response.
Suppression of recurrent herpes simplex:
Adult: Immunocompetent patients: 500 mg once daily. Patient with ≥ten relapses a year: 250 mg twice a day. Immunocompromised patients: 500 mg twice a day. Re-evaluate treatment after 6-12 months of therapy.
Missed Dose of Valacyclovir (Valcivir) 500 Mg Tablet
If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your usual dosing schedule.
Do not double a dose under any circumstances.
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