Acyclovir Ip / Bp / Usp
Aciclovir (ACV), also known as acyclovir, is an antiviral medication. It is primarily used for the treatment of herpes simplex virus infections, chickenpox, and shingles. Other uses include prevention of cytomegalovirus infections following transplant and severe complications of Epstein-Barr virus infection. It can be taken by mouth or injected.
Aciclovir is used for the treatment of herpes simplex virus and varicella zoster virus infections, including:
- Genital herpes simplex (treatment and prevention)
- Neonatal herpes simplex
- Herpes simplex labialis (cold sores)
- Acute chickenpox in immunocompromised patients
- Herpes simplex encephalitis
- Acute mucocutaneous HSV infections in immunocompromised patients
Bioavailability -15.20% (by mouth)
Protein binding 9.33%
Biological half-life 2-4 hours Excretion- Kidney (62-90% as unchanged drug)
||25kg/drum with double plastic bags inside; packed in a cardboard drum or fiber HDPE drum.
||Stored in a clean, cool, dry area; keep away from moisture and strong, direct light/heat
||5 years if sealed and store away from direct sun light.