Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion belongs to a group of medicines known as antivirals. It works by stopping the viruses multiplying in the body.
Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion is used for the management of a number of different conditions caused by certain viruses. Your doctor will be able to tell you about the specific condition for which you have been prescribed Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Do not use Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion if:
If you are not sure whether this applies to you, check with your doctor.
Tell your doctor if:
1. you have any allergies to:
2. you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant
3. you are breast-feeding or plan to breast feed
4. you have or have had any medical conditions, especially the following:
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including any that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
Some medicines and Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion may interfere with each other. These include:
Your doctor will advise you about continuing to take other medicines while you are receiving Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion.
Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion is given as an infusion into a vein over at least an hour. Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion must only be given by a doctor or nurse.
Your doctor will decide what dose and how long you will receive Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion. However, the usual dose of Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion is 5mg/kg or 10mg/kg every eight hours. Your dose will depend on your condition and other factors, such as your weight, age and any kidney conditions that you might have.
This rarely happens as Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion is administered under the care of a doctor or nurse.
However, if you are given too much Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion, you may experience some of the effects listed under "Side Effects" below.
Your doctor has information on how to recognise and treat an overdose. Ask your doctor if you have any concerns.
You should drink plenty of fluids while you are being given Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion. If you cannot drink, your doctor will ensure that you receive plenty of fluids.
Tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant.
Be careful driving or operating machinery until you know how aciclovir affects you.
Tell your doctor or nurse as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are using Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion.
Like other medicines, Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion can cause some unwanted side effects. If they occur, most are likely to be minor or temporary. However, some may be serious and need medical attention.
Ask your doctor or nurse to answer any questions that you may have.
Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following and they worry you:
These are more common side effects of aciclovir. Mostly these are mild and short lived.
These may be serious side effects of aciclovir. You may need urgent medical attention. Serious side effects are rare.
Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients.
Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion is a clear, colourless solution in a plastic ampoule.
AUST R 66116 Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion 250mg in 10mL
AUST R 66117 Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion 500mg in 20mL
Aciclovir Intravenous Infusion contains aciclovir, sodium chloride and water. It does not contain a preservative.