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Zovirax (acyclovir) is an antiviral prescription medication that is used as a treatment for symptoms of the herpes viruses, such as genital herpes, cold sores, shingles, and chicken pox. This medication works by diminishing the growth of the herpes virus and slowing it from spreading further throughout the body. It is important to note that using acyclovir will not cure your body of the herpes virus, but it may significantly reduce the severity of the symptoms associated with the virus.
Zovirax (acyclovir) is a prescription medication that should only be used specifically as instructed by your prescribing doctor. Do not attempt to take more or fewer amounts or for longer than prescribed for you.
You should use acyclovir as soon as you notice the first sign of symptoms of the herpes virus.
It is important to be in regular consultation with your doctor. Since the doses of acyclovir are dependent on your weight, it is essential that you inform your doctor immediately if your weight changes from the time you have prescribed the use of acyclovir.
Keep hydrated during your treatment to ensure your kidney function is working properly.
If you have genital lesions caused by the herpes virus, avoid wearing tight clothing that may irritate the lesions, and make sure that you keep them clean and dry.
To assure your safety while taking acyclovir, inform your doctor if you have ever had a history of kidney disease or a weak immune system that was caused by a certain disease or the use of a certain medication.
If you are currently pregnant, your child may contract the herpes virus during childbirth if you have a gential lesion. To protect your unborn child from this disease, it is essential for you to prevent lesions during the time of your pregnancy.
Acyclovir is known to excrete into breast milk and may pose a potential threat to your child. Discuss with your doctor about these risks before breast-feeding your baby while taking this medication.
The more common acyclovir side effects may include:
• Feeling ill
Also, notify your doctor as soon as possible in the event that you notice any of the following less common, yet more serious acyclovir side effects:
• Prone to bruising or bleeding
• Signs of a kidney problem
Is the herpes infection still contagious while taking Zovirax?
Yes, you can still infect people with the herpes virus during your treatment with acyclovir. It is essential that you do not let other people come in contact with areas of your body that are infected, and do not touch your eyes after handling an infected area. Keep your hands clean and disinfected throughout the day.
What should I do if I forgot to take a dose?
If you happen to forget one of your doses, try to take it as soon as you’ve realized. If it’s close to the time for your next dose, just skip the dose you missed. Never attempt to take double your recommended dose to make up for the one you missed.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that not all medications, including any referenced on this page, are dispensed from our affiliated Canadian pharmacy. The medications in your order may be filled and shipped from an approved International fulfillment center located in a country other than Canada. In addition to dispensing medications from our Canadian pharmacy, medication orders are also filled and shipped from international fulfillment centers that are approved by the regulatory bodies from their respective countries. Medication orders are filled and shipped from approved fulfillment centers around the world including, but not limited to, Canada, Singapore, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Turkey, Mauritius, India, Australia, and the United States. The items in your order may be filled and shipped from any one of the above jurisdictions. The products are sourced from various countries including, but not limited to, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Turkey, India, Australia, and the United States. All of our affiliated fulfillment centers have been approved by the regulatory bodies from their respective countries.
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What's the difference between generic drugs and brand name drugs?
What's the difference between the branded products you sell and the ones I get locally?
The branded drugs we sell are chemically and therapeutically no different from the ones you get in your local pharmacy. They both generally come from the same exact manufacturer. Generally, the main difference* is in the packaging and the price. Our packaging may be different from what you get locally, but we're also much cheaper.
* Other differences may include differences in trade name, form, and general appearance.
Why are there packaging differences?
Due to differences in government regulation, different countries have different packaging requirements. For example, a product in Canada (or any other country) will have different packaging than the same product in the US even though both drugs are chemically and therapeutically equivalent and are generally manufactured by the same exact company.
Why are your drugs so much cheaper?
Due to government price controls, medications from Canada and many other countries are often significantly cheaper than in the United States. Also, other countries may have more affordable generic versions of drugs, which may not yet be available in the US.