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Aciclovir 400 mg Tablets
Aciclovir 400 mg Tablets
1. What Aciclovir 400 mg Tablets are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take Aciclovir 400 mg Tablets
3. How to take Aciclovir 400 mg Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Aciclovir 400 mg Tablets
6. Contents of the pack and other information.
Aciclovir 400 mg Tablets contain a medicine called aciclovir. This belongs to a group of medicines called antivirals. It works by killing or stopping the growth of viruses.
Aciclovir can be used to
Do not take Aciclovir 400 mg Tablets if the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Aciclovir 400 mg Tablets.
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking Aciclovir 400 mg Tablets
If you are not sure if the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Aciclovir 400 mg Tablets.
It is important that you drink plenty of water while taking Aciclovir 400 mg Tablets
Aciclovir tablets can be used mainly for the treatment of non-severe skin and mucous membranes herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections. Your child’s doctor will recommend IV aciclovir for the treatment of neonatal HSV and severe HSV infection, if your child’s immune system is not working properly.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. This includes medicines obtained without a prescription, including herbal medicines.
In particular tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Some side effects such as feeling drowsy or sleepy may impair your ability to concentrate and react. Make sure you are not affected before you drive or operate machinery.
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The dose that you should take will depend on what you have been given Aciclovir 400 mg Tablets for. Your doctor will discuss this with you. A 200 mg tablet is also available.
Talk to your doctor before taking Aciclovir 400 mg Tablets if any of the above apply.
Aciclovir 400 mg Tablets are not usually harmful, unless you take too much over several days. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you take too much Aciclovir 400 mg Tablets. Take the medicine pack with you.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If any of the following happen, stop taking Aciclovir 400 mg Tablets and tell your doctor immediately or go to the casualty department at your nearest hospital.
Allergic reactions (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
If you have an allergic reaction, stop taking Aciclovir 400 mg Tablets and see a doctor straight away. The signs may include:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the blister and the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
Aciclovir Tablets are available in three different strengths:
However, this leaflet applies only to 400 mg strength.
The active substance is Aciclovir. Each tablet contains 400 mg of Aciclovir.
The other ingredients are:
Magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycollate, pregelatinised starch and colloidal anhydrous silica.
Aciclovir 400 mg tablets are capsule shaped biconvex uncoated white to off-white tablets with “400” debossed on one side and “ACV” on the other side.
Aciclovir Tablets are available in packs of 56, 60, 70 and 100 tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
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This leaflet was last revised in July 2022.