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Valacuclovir 500 mg

Valaciclovir HCl Dihydrate

Short Description

Valaciclovir HCl Dihydrate Film coated caplet 500 mg contains Valaciclovir HCl Dihydrate equivalent to Valaciclovir 500 mg.

Indications

Valaciclovir HCl Dihydrate Film coated caplet is indicated for :

  • Treatment of herpes zoster (shingles).

  • Treatment of herpes simplex infections (HSV) of the skin and mucous membranes, including initial and recurrent genital herpes.

Specification

Treatment of herpes zoster :

Adults : 1000 mg, be taken 3 times daily for 7 days.


Treatment of herpes simplex infections :

Adults : 500 mg to be taken twice daily.

For recurrent episodes, treatment should be for 5 days. For initial episodes which can be more severe, treatment may have to be extended to 10 days. Dosing should begin as early as possible. For recurrent episodes which of herpes simplex, this should ideally be during the prodormal period or immediately the first signs or symptoms appear.


Children :

No data are available.


Elderly :

Dosage modification is not required unless reneal function is significantly impaired.


Hepatic impairment :

Dose modification is not required in patients with mild or moderate cirrhosis

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