くすりのしおり

Injection
Published: 10/2017

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Aciclovir I.V. Drip Infusion 250mg "Nichiiko"
 Active ingredient:
Aciclovir
 Dosage form:
injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is an antiviral agent. It inhibits the DNA synthesis of virus to suppress the growth of herpes simplex/varicella/herpes zoster virus.
It is usually used to treat infection caused by herpes simplex/varicella/herpes zoster virus, and neonatal herpes simplex virus.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, children and newborns, inject by intravenous infusion 3 times a day.
  • For adults and children, inject for 7 days, and for neonatal HSV infection, inject for 10 days, as an indication.
    The duration of use may be extended according to symptoms of the patient.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Please take a larger amount of water than usual. However, if you have been instructed fluid restriction, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
  • This medicine may cause consciousness disorder, etc. Pay close attention to operate in potentially hazardous activities such as driving a car. Especially, patient with renal dysfunction may cause consciousness disorder easily. Avoid operating in potentially hazardous activities, if you are instructed to refrain it.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include fever, rash, erythema, hives, itch, blister, fixed drug eruption, photosensitivity, nausea and vomiting. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • respiratory distress, angioedema, hives [anaphylactic shock, anaphylaxis]
  • high fever, general malaise, hematuria, subcutaneous hemorrhage in limbs [pancytopenia, agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia, disseminated intravascular coagulation syndrome, thrombocytopenic purpura]
  • decreased urine output, edema of limbs/face, general malaise [acute renal failure]
  • consciousness disorder (coma), hallucination, convulsion [neuropsychiatric symptom]
  • high fever, bloodshot eyes, erythema [toxic epidermal necrolysis, mucocutaneous-ocular syndrome]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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