Zimivir 500mg Strip Of 3 Tablets
Zimivir 500mg Strip Of 3 Tablets

Zimivir 500mg Strip Of 3 Tablets

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Medical Description

Zimivir Tablet contains Valaciclovir (or Valacyclovir) an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat viral infections like shingles, cold sores and genital herpes. Take this medicine exactly as directed ...
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ContainsValacyclovir / Valaciclovir(500.0 Mg)
UsesViral infection- Herpes
Side effectHeadache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting
ClassificationANTI-HERPES
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Uses of Zimivir 500 MG

Zimivir Tablet is useful in treating viral infections like cold sores, shingles (Herpes zoster infection), genital herpes (pain and blisters in private parts), etc.

Contraindications of Zimivir 500 MG

  • If you are allergic to Valaciclovir or any other ingredients of Zimivir Tablet.
  • If you have previously ever developed an allergic reaction or rash followed by fever, enlarged lymph nodes, increased liver enzymes and an increase in a type of white blood cells (eosinophilia) in you...
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Side effects of Zimivir 500 MG

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Diarrhoea
  • Skin rashes
  • Light sensitivity

Precautions and Warnings of Zimivir 500 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Zimivir Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
You should consult your doctor before using Zimivir Tablet during pregnancy as there is limited information available. Your doctor will only prescribe you this medicine if it is essential and the benefits overweigh the risks.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Zimivir Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Valaciclovir passes into breast milk, hence you should be cautious while using Zimivir Tablet during breastfeeding. It is important to consult the doctor before using any medication while breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Zimivir Tablet?
A:
Zimivir Tablet may cause dizziness as a side effect, hence you should either avoid or be cautious while driving a vehicle or operating machines.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Zimivir Tablet?
A:
Although there is no known interaction with alcohol and this medicine, it is essential to consult your physician if you have a habit of drinking regularly.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have problems with your liver or kidneys.
  • You are above 65 years of age.
  • You have a weak immune system.
  • You develop flu-like symptoms, rash with fever, enlarged lymph nodes, elevated liver enzymes seen in your blood tests and an increase in eosinophilia (a type of white blood cells) after taking Zimivir...
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  • You have genital herpes (pain and blisters in private parts) or are taking Zimivir Tablet to treat it, you should avoid having intercourse or use proper protective measures, so as to prevent the passi...
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  • You need to drink a lot of water while you are on treatment with this medicine.

Mode of Action of Zimivir 500 MG

How Does It Work?

Valaciclovir in Zimivir Tablet works by killing or stopping the growth of the virus in the body, thus stopping the spread of infection and help you heal faster.

Directions for Use of Zimivir 500 MG

  • Zimivir Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water.
  • It can be taken with or without food. It is essential to take it regularly and at a fixed time.
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions and do not exceed the dose of this medicine more than that recommended.

Interactions of Zimivir 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Zimivir Tablet may interact with other medicines, discuss with your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbal preparations you are taking. Also, you should inform your doctor if you have ...
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  • Medicines like probenecid (used in treating gout), cimetidine (used in treating stomach problems like ulcers), mycophenolate mofetil (used in Crohn's disease), tenofovir (used in hepatitis B and to pr...
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  • This medicine should be used with caution along with medicines that affect your kidneys like Amphotericin B, Cidofovir, Cisplatin, methotrexate, pentamidine, foscarnet, tacrolimus, etc.

Storage and disposal of Zimivir 500 MG

  • Store Zimivir Tablets in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.
  • Discard any unused medicine properly, do not flush in the toilet or throw it into the drain.

Dosage of Zimivir 500 MG

Overdose

An overdose of Zimivir Tablet may cause symptoms like nausea, vomiting, confusion, hallucinations, agitation, lack of consciousness, kidney-related problems and coma. Seek urgent medical help if you e...
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Missed a Dose

In case you’ve missed any dose of Zimivir Tablet, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Avoid taking a double dose to compensate for th...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the use of Zimivir Tablet?

A: Zimivir Tablet is used to treat viral infections like cold sores, shingles (Herpes zoster infection), genital herpes (pain and blisters in private parts), etc.

Q: How to take Zimivir Tablet?

A: Zimivir Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, with or without food. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.

Q: How long should I take Zimivir Tablet?

A: The dose and duration of Zimivir Tablet will depend on the cause of illness and your body's response to the treatment. Follow your doctor's instructions and do not stop taking this medicine on your own.

Q: Is Zimivir Tablet effective?

A: Zimivir Tablet is effective if the correct dose is taken for the exact duration as advised by your doctor. If you stop taking the medicine before completing the treatment, your symptoms may return.
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Last Updated on: 21 May 2022 | 01:07 AM (IST)
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