Avir Eye Ointment

Brand Name: Avir
Generic: Acyclovir (Ophthalmic)
Weight: 3%
Type: Eye Ointment
Therapeutic Class: Ophthalmic Anti-viral Products
Manufacturer: Acme Laboratories Limited.
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Last Updated: 2020-11-20 18:15:00

Avir Eye Ointment Uses

Avir Eye Ointment contains Acyclovir (Ophthalmic). Avir uses:

Acyclovir eye ointment is indicated for treatment of Herpes Simplex Keratitis.

Avir Eye Ointment Doses

Avir Eye Ointment contains Acyclovir (Ophthalmic) 3%. Avir doses:

Apply ointment into lower conjunctival sac five times daily at 4 hours interval; continue for minimum 3 days after healing.

 

Side Effects

Transient mild stinging immediately following application may occur in a small proportion of patients. Local irritation and inflammation such as blepharitis and conjunctivitis have also been reported.

Introduction

Acyclovir is a synthetic purine neucleotide analogue, which acts against human herpes viruses. The enzyme thymidine kinase (TK)encoded by HSV, VZV and EBV converts acyclovir into acyclovir monophosphate, a neucleotide analogue, which is further converted to diphosphate and triphosphate by cellular enzymes. Acyclovir triphosphate interferes with DNA polymerase and inhibits viral DNA replication with resultant chain termination following its incorporation into the growing viral DNA chain.

Avir Precaution

Renal impairment. Pregnancy, lactation. Neurological abnormalities with significant hypoxia, serious hepatic or electrolyte abnormalities. Maintain adequate hydration.

Interaction

Probenecid, cimetidine and mycophenolate mofetil may increase the plasma concentration of aciclovir. Increased nephrotoxic effects with drugs that affect renal physiology (e.g. ciclosporin, tacrolimus)

Pregnancy Lactation use

The use of Acyclovir sterile eye ointment should be considered only when the potential benefits outweigh the possibility of unknown risk.

Contraindication

It is contraindicated to the patients with known hypersensitivity to acyclovir.

Special Warning

 

Acute Overdose

 

Interaction with other Medicine

 

Storage Condition

 

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