Clinical author's note Michael Stewart 18/01/2019: Zovirax® eye ointment was discontinued in the UK in December 2018.Supplies are expected to run out by July 2019. 0000008069 00000 n The recommended dosage, frequency of applications, and length of treatment should not be exceeded (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION). 0000003148 00000 n 0000005363 00000 n 0000013114 00000 n For neonates with HSV infection but who have not progressed to HSV disease, treat for 10 days to prevent progression from infection to disease (preemptive therapy). Pharmacologic Class: Viral DNA Polymerase InhibitorAcyclovir ophthalmic ointment is used to treat acute herpetic keratitis (dendritic ulcers) in patients with herpes simplex (HSV-1 and HSV-2) virus.Acyclovir is available only with your doctor's prescription.In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do.
If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. 0000001232 00000 n Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. All rights reserved. The pharmaceutical company has decided to discontinue this product.
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