Acyclovir Solution For Injection 50Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Acyclovir: Solution for injection (50mg)

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What is this Medicine?

ACYCLOVIR (ay SYE kloe veer) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat or prevent infections caused by certain kinds of viruses. Examples of these infections include herpes and shingles. This medicine will not cure herpes.

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Acyclovir Sodium 50mg/ml Solution for Injection

NDC: 633230325
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Encephalitis, Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infection, Complicated Herpes Simplex Virus Infection, Herpes Labialis, Herpes Genitalis, Herpes Zoster (shingles) Infection

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Varicella (chickenpox) Infection, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Disease Prophylaxis, Herpes Simplex Infection Prophylaxis, Acute Retinal Necrosis (ARN)

Storage Information
Discard product if it contains particulate matter, is cloudy, or discolored
Discard unused portion. Do not store for later use.
Store between 59 to 77 degrees F
Acyclovir Sodium 50mg/ml Solution for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Acyclovir Sodium 50mg/ml Solution for Injection

High Platelet Count Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High White Blood Cells Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Anemia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hallucinations Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Tiredness Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Confusion Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Convulsions Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Brain Dysfunction Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Shaking Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Coma Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Distressed Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
2.2-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
2.4-3.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.4-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
2.7-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Injection Site Reaction Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Irritated Blood Vessels Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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