Manufacturer: John LeePack: 200mg (30 pills)Chemical Substance: Acyclovir (Zovirax)
With external application of Zovirax – soreness, burning, itching, skin rash, vulvitis.
When applying ophthalmic ointment – burning in the place of application, blepharitis, conjunctivitis, superficial keratopathy.
Symptoms: headache, neurologic disorders, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, impaired renal function, lethargy, convulsions, coma.
Treatment of an overdose with Zovirax: maintenance of vital functions, hemodialysis.
Side effects When applying Zovirax in the form of an external cream, the following side effects may develop: Allergic reactions: rarely – allergic dermatitis (in most cases, such disorders are associated with the reaction to auxiliary substances); In some cases – angioedema; Local reactions: sometimes – short itching, redness, peeling, tingling or burning in the areas of application of the cream. When using ophthalmic ointment, such abnormalities can arise, as: The organ of vision: often – a temporary burning with time; Sometimes – conjunctivitis, spot superficial keratopathy (disappears without consequences, cessation of treatment is not required); Rarely blepharitis; Allergic reactions: very rarely – immediate–type hypersensitivity reactions (including angioedema). With intravenous administration and reception of Zovirax inside, it is possible to develop side effects from certain body systems: Central nervous system: reversible neurological disorders, including hallucinations, confusion, tremor, agitation, psychosis, drowsiness, coma and convulsions (as a rule, these disorders occur Patients with renal insufficiency, taking the drug in excess of the recommended doses); Digestive system: vomiting, nausea, reversible increase in liver enzymes and bilirubin levels; Very rarely – jaundice, hepatitis; Urinary system: rarely – increasing the level of creatinine and urea in the blood (to avoid this, the solution should be administered as a slow infusion for 1 hour and maintain the water balance of patients); Very rarely – acute renal failure;