Zovirax (Acyclovir)

Strength(s): 200mg ; 400mg ; 800mg

Active Ingredient: Acyclovir



Zovirax is an antifungal drug commonly known as acyclovir. Zovirax helps to ease the symptoms of a viral infection in the body, therefore, relieving the patient of tits harmful effects. It should, however, be noted that Acyclovir does not cure viral/ fungal infections. It slows down their replication and reproducing hence slowing down the spread and growth of herpes in the body.

Zovirax helps to treat diseases brought about by herpes such as cold sores, shingles, genital herpes, regular herpes and chicken pox. Individuals suffering from any of these infections can order Zovirax online and get some relief from the symptoms. Acyclovir may also be essential and applicable in the treatment of other diseases not mentioned in this medical guide.

Common uses of Zovirax

Zovirax reduces pain and speeds up healing of blisters and sores in patients suffering from chicken pox (Varicella), herpes zoster (Rashes that are frequent in patients who have had chicken pox infection in the past) and people who contract or get recurrent genital herpes.

Acyclovir can also treat skin eczema herpeticum. It is a viral skin infection that causes the skin to have patches and sores. Zovirax prevents hairy leukoplakia and ulcers in patients who have HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus).

Genital herpes is brought about by a virus infection that causes sores to develop around the rectum and genitals from time to time. Zovirax is at times applicable for patients who at times get frequent outbreaks of genital herpes.

Mode of action

Zovirax belongs to a group of antiviral drugs known as Nucleoside analogues. Acyclovir works by halting the spread of the herpes virus in the body. It only stops the reproduction of viruses by interfering with the sporulation thereby preventing the symptoms of the virus infection. Acyclovir will not cure genital herpes as many medical guides suggest. Users should also note that Acyclovir does not stop the spread of genital herpes to other persons. Persons on Zovirax medications can also spread it to other individuals.

How to use Zovirax

Zovirax is a cheap drug available in any local pharmacy. Those who buy Zovirax or those who order Zovirax online should strictly adhere to a doctor’s prescription. Following a physician’s advice not only guarantees a people faster and safer drug action time but also evading possible adverse drug conditions.

Zovirax should be taken orally by mouth. It comes as a capsule, tablet, or sometimes as a liquid suspension like a traditional syrup. Acyclovir works best when taken on an empty stomach. The presence of food in the GIT slows down its uptake and can also interfere with its absorption and metabolism.

One should take it as soon as the adverse symptoms occur. It should only be taken 2 to 5 times a day as the pharmacist instructs. Zovirax dosage lasts up to 12 months. Users should follow a strict daily pattern while using this drug.

Acyclovir patients are advised to ask for any information they would want to clarify before using the drug. For the oral usage, one should shake the oral suspension thoroughly before taking the drug.

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