acyclovir (injection) (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Zovirax)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Zovirax)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include agitation, seizure (convulsions), hallucinations, and urinating less than usual or not at all.
What should I avoid while using acyclovir injection (Zovirax)?
Herpes infections are contagious and you can infect other people, even while you are being treated with acyclovir. Avoid letting infected areas come into contact with other people. Avoid touching an infected area and then touching your eyes. Wash your hands frequently to prevent passing the infection to others.
Acyclovir will not prevent the spread of genital herpes. Avoid sexual intercourse or use a latex condom to prevent spreading the virus to others.
What other drugs will affect acyclovir injection (Zovirax)?
Before using acyclovir, tell your doctor if you are also taking probenecid (Benemid). If you are using probenecid, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests during treatment with acyclovir.
There may be other drugs that can interact with acyclovir. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about acyclovir injection.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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