Acivir Eye Drop (3% w/v)
|USA Brand Name||Avirax|
|Generic Name||Acyclovir Topical|
What Is Acivir Eye Drop?
Acivir Eye Drop is an antiviral medication in the form of eye drop prescribed for the treatment of eye infection caused by Herpes simplex virus. The medicine works by preventing the multiplication of the virus that is usually present on the eyeball's surface (cornea). This will prevent the infection from spreading.
Acivir Eye Drop is meant only for external use as directed by the doctor. It is recommended to wash your hands before applying the medicine. Always complete the medicine course, even if the symptoms get resolved before time, without altering the dose on your own.
Having stinging sensations and eye redness immediately after applying the eye drop is something common. However, such after-effects are temporary and usually subside within the course of Acivir Eye Drop. Consult with your doctor, if these effects occur for a longer duration. If you have a habit of wearing contact lenses, do remove them before applying the medicine.
What Is The Use Of Acivir Eye Drop?
Acivir Eye Drop helps in the treatment of eye infections caused by the Herpes simplex virus.
Eye infection caused by Herpes simplex virus: An infection that occurs due to herpes simplex virus can be dangerous in newborn babies or among people with the weak immune system.
Herpes simplex virus usually spreads through direct contact. In some cases, people do not experience any symptoms. But some may feel sores near the area where the virus entered our body, followed by blistering, itching, and pain.
Acivir Eye Drop kills the virus responsible for spreading the infection. Consequently, it not only prevents the further growth of the virus but also resolves the present infections. This will make it easier for you to treat such eye infections.
Make sure you complete the course of the treatment even if the symptoms get resolved before time. You will start experiencing its benefits within or after a week, but you do not feel anything like this, consult your doctor.
Who Manufactures Acivir Eye Drop?
Cipla Ltd is the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company that manufactures Acivir Eye Drop. The company has been continually working towards ensuring access to high quality and affordable medicines to help needy patients. It is the reason for the trust of health care professionals and patients across the world for the last 8 decades.
Cipla primarily develops medicines to treat medical complications, such as respiratory, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes, weight control, and depression.
What Is The Strength Of Acivir Eye Drop?
The medicine's strength means the amount of chemical salt present in the unit dose of the medicine. Here the strength of Acivir Eye Drop is 3% w/v. It means a unit dose of Acivir Eye Drop contains 3% of Acyclovir weight by volume.
Acivir is also available in various other strengths and forms, but with some additional chemical components, such as:-
- Acivir 400 DT Tablets(Acyclovir)
- Acivir cream(Acyclovir 5%w/w)
- Acivir 800 DT Tablets(Acyclovir 800mg)
- Acivir 200 DT Tablets(Acyclovir 200mg)
- Acivir Eye Ointment(Acyclovir 3%w/w)
- Acivir 500 Infusion(Acyclovir 500mg)
What Are The Side Effects Of Acivir Eye Drop?
Acivir Eye Drop usage doesn't need to cause side effects. But you may experience some of them only if you do not follow the instructions of the doctor.
Check out from the list below if you experience some of them:-
Common Side Effects
- General Discomfort Feeling(Malaise)
Uncertain Side Effects
- You may feel pins or needles on the skin
- Hair Loss
- Irritation Of The Stomach Or Intestines
- Muscle Pain
- Stomach Cramps
Rare Side Effects
- Increase in skin sensitivity to the sun
- Kidney Pain
- Loss Of Muscle Coordination
- Muscle Tremors
Which Medicines Show Interactions With Acivir Eye Drop?
Side effects may also occur as a result of drug interactions. 55 known medicines show interactions with Acyclovir(Acivir Eye Drop), but the most common medicines that interact with Acivir Eye Drop are as follows:-
- Ambien (zolpidem)
- Aspirin Low Strength (aspirin)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
- Cymbalta (duloxetine)
- Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids)
- Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine)
- Lexapro (escitalopram)
- Lipitor (atorvastatin)
- Lyrica (pregabalin)
- Nexium (esomeprazole)
- Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone)
- Singulair (montelukast)
- Synthroid (levothyroxine)
- Tylenol (acetaminophen)
- Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)
- Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
- Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
- Xanax (alprazolam)
- Zofran (ondansetron)
- Zyrtec (cetirizine)
How To Administer Acivir Eye Drop?
Acivir Eye Drop is meant only for external use. Always apply it as directed by the doctor. In general, hold the dropper close to the affected eye, squeeze it gently and drop the medicine as recommended by the doctor. Do not forget to wipe off the extra medicine from the eye.
Do I Need To Take Any Safety Measures While Applying Acivir Eye Drop?
Yes, taking safety measures is associated with every medicine. Therefore, check out the list of safety measures that need to be followed while applying Acivir Eye Drop, such as:-
- If you are allergic to Acyclovir, inform your doctor; until then, do not use Acivir Eye Drop.
- Remove your contact lenses while applying Acivir Eye Drop.
- Do not apply any other eye drop after using Acivir Eye Drop.
- Wash your hands before applying Acivir Eye Drop.
- The eye drop has no such interactions with alcohol. Therefore, it safe to apply it with consuming alcohol.
- In case of breastfeeding and pregnancy, consult with the doctor first before applying the eyedrop. Do not decide on your own.
- People with severe kidney complications should not consume the medicine without consulting the doctor.
What Will Happen If I Overdose With Acyclovir(Acivir Eye Drop)?
Overdose of Acivir Eye Drop may elevate serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, and subsequent renal failure. If you experience any of the uncertain symptoms severely, consult your doctor.
In such cases, call immediately at the poison control center. The United States people can call the poison control center at 1800-222-1222.
How To Keep Acivir Eye Drop?
Try Keeping Acivir Eye Drop in a closed container at a cool temperature. Do not let children play with Acivir Eye Drop, it can be dangerous for them, keep them out of it.