Zovirax Aciclovir eye ointment 3% tube 4.5g

Zovirax Aciclovir eye ointment 3% tube 4.5g

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active substance:acyclovir,

1 g ointment contains 30 mg acyclovir

excipients: paraffin white soft.


Dosage form

Ointment eye.


drug description

Antiviral agent. Means used in ophthalmology. ATC code S01AD03.


the Treatment of keratitis caused by herpes simplex virus.


hypersensitivity to acyclovir, valacyclovir or other components of the drug.

Method of application and doses

the Dose for adults, children and elderly patients is the same.

Squeezed out tape ointment length of 1 cm should be laid in the lower conjunctival SAC 5 times a day at intervals of about 4:00. Treatment should continue for at least another 3 days after the healing of the membranes.

Side effects

Side effects, details of which are given below, classified by organs and systems and frequency of occurrence. Category by frequency of occurrence: very common ?1/10 often ?1/100 and<1/10, uncommon ?1/1000 and<1/100, rare ?1/10,000 and<1/1000, very rare

by the immune system

hypersensitivity reactions of immediate type, including angioedema, are Very rare.

on the part of the visual organs

very often superficial spotted keratopathy.

but it did not require cancellation of treatment, and the lesion healed without visible complications.

Often slight transient tingling in these immediately after applying the ointment, conjunctivitis.

rarely blepharitis.

local irritations and inflammation such as blepharitis and conjunctivitis were Observed.


Overdose is unlikely. No adverse effects are expected even with accidental ingestion of the entire contents of the tube containing 135 mg of acyclovir.

Use in pregnancy and lactation

in post-registration supervision of pregnant women the results of application of various pharmaceutical forms of Zovirax to pregnant women are documented. There was no increase in the number of congenital defects in children whose mothers used Zovirax in any dosage forms during pregnancy, compared with the General population. However, the use of eye ointment Zovirax during pregnancy is justified only when the expected benefit to the mother exceeds the possible risk to the fetus.

Limited data suggest that the drug in his system passes into breast milk. However, the dose that can get the child with the breast milk of the mother, which is treated with the ointment Zovirax, are very small.



the Drug is used in pediatric practice.

application Features

Patients should be informed that immediately after application, temporary moderate tingling may occur, which takes place independently.

contact lenses should be avoided during treatment with Zovirax ointment.


Ability to influence the reaction rate when driving motor transport or operating other mechanisms

damage to the organs of vision can reduce visual acuity, so drive vehicles or work with other mechanisms should be careful.

Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction.

no Clinically significant interactions were found.


Pharmacological properties


Acyclovir is an antiviral drug that has a high efficacy ofin vitrofor herpes simplex viruses of types I and II, as well as for varicella/herpes zoster virus. The toxic effect against cells of the host organism low.

When injected into infected with the herpes virus cell acyclovir fosfauriliruetsa with the formation of active compounds - triphosphate of acyclovir. The first step in this process is due to the presence of thymidine kinase virus. Acyclovir triphosphate acts as a substrate inhibitor of viral DNA polymerase, preventing further viral DNA synthesis without affecting normal life processes of the cell.


Acyclovir is rapidly absorbed by the corneal epithelium and superficial tissues of the eyes, resulting in intraocular fluid formed toxic to the virus concentration. To detect acyclovir in the blood after topical application of ointment for eyes Zovirax is still the existing methods is not possible, but traces of this substance can be detected in the urine, but in quantities that are not clinically significant.

Basic physical and chemical properties

soft, homogeneous, white or slightly whitish translucent oily mass with a slight characteristic odor. Homogeneous, without grain, lumps and impurities.


shelf Life

5 years.

storage Conditions

Store at a temperature not exceeding 25 ° CaboutC. keep out of reach of children. Use within one month after opening.



a Polymer tube containing 4.5 g of ointment with a polyethylene, elongated, twisting lid, with the control of the first opening.


Category vacation

According to the recipe.



Jubilant Hollisterstier General partnership, Canada

Jubilant HollisterStier General Partnership, Canada.



Jubilant Hollisterstier General partnership

16751, Ruth Transcanadienne, Kirkland, Quebec, H9H 4J4, Canada.

Jubilee HollisterStier General Partnership,

16751, Route Transcanadienne, Kirkland, Quebec H9H 4J4, Canada.


Zovirax eye ointment on the basis of acyclovir, an inhibitor of viral DNA. It belongs to the category of antiviral agents used in ophthalmic practice.

the drug is Prescribed for the prevention and treatment of keratitis, which appear against the background of the development of herpes simplex virus. Among the contraindications - individual intolerance & nbsp; effect of the main component. The tool is rapidly absorbed and begins to act actively.

How to use

  • The same dosage is prescribed for children, adults and patients of advanced years. 
  • after opening the tube, a strip of ointment no longer than 1 cm long is squeezed out.
  • the Tool is placed in the lower conjunctival SAC.

  • the procedure is Repeated five times a day.
  • between the use of the ointment should be followed by an interval of 4 hours.
  • after full healing of the membranes, therapy continues for another three days.

application Features

Overdose is unlikely. Of the possible adverse reactions should be distinguished blepharitis or local inflammation of the mucous. 

the Drug may be used in pediatric patients. Immediately after applying the ointment there is a temporary tingling, passing independently. It is not recommended to wear contact lenses while using the medicine.

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