Active Ingredient(s): Acyclovir
FDA Approved: * March 29, 1982
Category: Sexual Health

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Zovirax Overview

Aciclovir (ACV), also known as acyclovir, is an antiviral medication.[3] It is primarily used for the treatment of herpes simplex virus infections, chickenpox, and shingles.[4] Other uses include prevention of cytomegalovirus infections following transplant and severe complications of Epstein-Barr virus infection.[4][5] It can be taken by mouth, applied as a cream, or injected.[4] Common side effects include naus...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acyclovir

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herpes control ## Can you please double check the name of the medication and post back? The medication most commonly used to prevent herpes outbreaks is Zovirax, which contains the active ingredient Acyclovir. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and stomach pain.

Equivalent Medicine

I would like to know the equivalent medicine for ZOVIRAX LIP which will be available in India. ## I am a cardiac petient has been prescrined to take storvas 20 once a day. Is atorlip 20 substitute that? ## which is alternate ointment for Eldercoid ## OSMO Patches forRECTRO CAL CANEAL BURSITIS ## Whether pulmocef will be Equivalent of cetakind ## I WANT TO KNOW ALTERNATE OF STAMLO BETA ## Is the Budecort 200 inhaler equivalent to Budamate 200 inhaler?

livogen z and herpes

Does Livogen z inhibit the herpes simplex virus growth? Does it help in curing herpes? I have tried various antivirals like Zovirax, but they don't cure it. ## No, this is a nutritional supplement and it will not do anything to help with herpes. And, as detailed by the NIH, there is no cure for herpes, some medications, such as the Zovirax, can help prevent outbreaks, or keep them from being too severe, but there is nothing that can prevent them all, or eradicate the virus entirely. The U.S. FDA lists the typical side effects of these medications as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and stomach pain. What has your doctor advised?

i.d. round blue pill marked VH & C

Pale blue tablet, 1cm diameter, marked with VH on one side and C on the other, slight sheen on surfaces. ## what does this tablet do ## Thanks for your reply, but if I knew what it did, I'd l guess I'd know what it is! I'm not about to take it to try and find out, but I'm mystified as to how it appeared in my house & want to know what it is. ## The blue round pill marked VH one side and C on the other side is known as <a href=" used in the prevention of herpes simplex outbreaks ## Hi PHD - I could not verify this inscription within the standard US drugs. Can you let me know what the country of origin or manufacturer of this pill is? Any help would be greatly appreciated! ## its for the treatment of cold sores. Its the tablet form of zovirax cream

Small Round White M 253

I think it may be zovirax or some generic form. ## You are correct, this tablet contains 400mgs of Acyclovir, the active ingredient in Zovirax, which is an antiviral medication. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with?

round a 253

Small whitish yellow pill with A on one side and 253 on the other - found in my bathroom ???? Help?? ## White round pill with M253. May be zovirax or pain med??? ## A253 contains Guaifenesin 600mgs and Phenylephrine 30mgs, a generic for EntexLA, which is a cold remedy. ## need to find out what this is. small yellowish round tab with A on one side and 253 on the other. i have looked every where so far to no avail.


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Capsule: 200mg
  • Cream: 5%
  • Injection: 1000mg, 1gm/vial, 250mg/vial, 25mg/ml, 500mg, 500mg/vial, 50mg/ml
  • Ointment: 5%
  • Suspension: 200mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 200mg, 400mg, 50mg, 800mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Zovirax: (16 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0173-0945 Zovirax 800 mg Oral Tablet by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 0173-0949 Zovirax 400 mg Oral Tablet by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 0173-0953 Zovirax 200 mg/5ml Oral Suspension by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 0173-0991 Zovirax 200 mg Oral Capsule by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 0187-0993 Zovirax 50 mg/g Topical Ointment by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0187-0994 Zovirax 50 mg/g Topical Cream by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0378-9735 Zovirax 200 mg/5ml Oral Suspension by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 40076-945 Zovirax 800 mg/1 Oral Tablet by Prestium Pharma, Inc.
  • 40076-949 Zovirax 400 mg/1 Oral Tablet by Prestium Pharma, Inc.
  • 40076-953 Zovirax 200 mg/5ml Oral Suspension by Prestium Pharma, Inc.
  • 40076-991 Zovirax 200 mg/1 Oral Capsule by Prestium Pharma, Inc.
  • 42254-149 Zovirax 50 mg/g Topical Cream by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 61786-088 Zovirax 200 mg Oral Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 61786-186 Zovirax 200 mg Oral Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 64455-993 Zovirax 50 mg/g Topical Ointment by Bta Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • 64455-994 Zovirax 50 mg/g Topical Cream by Bta Pharmaceuticals Inc

Other drugs which contain Acyclovir or a similar ingredient: (5 results)

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