Acivir DT pills, also known as Generic Zovirax, is available for purchase online and in Canadian pharmacies. Avicir pills are used in treating chickenpox (varicella) and herpes zoster (shingles). It is also used in treating Genital Herpes.
The active ingredient present in Acivir pills is Acyclovir (regularly known as Aciclovir). Aciclovir is marketed under different names including Herpex, Cyclovir, Zoral, Acivirax, Xovir and Acivir.
The drug is mainly used as anti-viral medication in treating herpes simplex virus infections. Other conditions treated by the drug include varicella zoster (chickenpox) and herpes zoster (shingles). These pills are produced in India, with the various strengths ranging from 200mg to 400mg and 800mg.
Treating Herpes Simplex in Adults
200mg of Generic Zovirax is used in the treatment of Herpes Simplex infections. The medication should be taken five times a day, with approximately four-hour intervals in between doses. This does not include the night time doses. The treatment should be continued over a course of five days. the period may be extended in the case of severe initial infections.
For patients with severe immune compromise, the dosage should go up to 400mg. The same applies for patients with impaired gut absorption, with the option of intravenous dosing being considered. For the best results, dosage should begin at the earliest time possible after infection.
Suppression of Herpes Simplex in Adults
200mg of Acivir pills should be taken four times a day, with an interval of about 6 hours between doses. This is for the suppression of Herpes Simplex infections. For most patients, a more conveniently managed regimen would involve 400mg Generic Zovirax twice a day, with intervals of 12 hours between doses.
Another effective dosage is 200mg Acivir DT thrice a day, with intervals of 8 hours between doses. For other patients, management of their conditions may require a total dosage of 800mg daily. An interruption of therapy should be conducted at least twice a year. This is to allow for observation in the changes in the disease’s natural changes.
Prophylaxis of Herpes Simplex in Adults
200 mg Generic Zovirax taken four times daily with six hour intervals is recommended for prevention of Herpes Simplex infections in the case of immune-compromised patients.
Treatment of Herpes Zoster in Adults
Treatment of Herpes Zoster infections requires 800 mg Generic Zovirax taken 5 times daily, with four-hour intervals in between doses. The night dose should be omitted. The treatment has to go on for seven days.
Treatment of Genital Herpes in Adults
Initial Genital Herpes requires a dosage of 200 mg Acivir DT taken 5 times a day at 4 hour intervals for a period of 10 days.
For Chronic Suppressive Therapy for Recurrent Disease, the dosage goes up to 400 mg taken twice daily for a period of up to 12 months. This should then be followed by re-evaluation. Other regimens also to consider include 200 mg to be taken 3 times a day or 200mg to be taken 5 times a day.
Treatment of Chickenpox
Children ages 2 years and above: 20 mg/kg of Generic Zovirax 4 times a day for 5 days.
Adults and children above 40kg: 800 mg taken four times a day over a period of five days.
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