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Revised: 4/2018

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 ophthalmic ointment 3%
 Active ingredient:
Aciclovir
 Dosage form:
white, ophthalmic ointment, 5g, (tube) white, (cap) white
 Print on wrapping:
(商品名「ゾビラックス眼軟膏3%」)

Effects of this medicine

This medicine shows antiviral action by inhibiting herpes simplex viral DNA replication and its growth.
It is usually used to treat keratitis caused by 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 wear contact lenses.
  • 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, apply an appropriate amount of the medicine, 5 times a day. The dosage may be reduced according to your symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Before applying, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and running water. Look into a mirror and pull down your lower eyelid so that the tube tip does not touch eyelid or eye. Squeeze the ointment into your lower eyelid. After applying the ointment, close your eyes for a while and let the ointment spread in your eye. Wipe off any excess ointment with a clean gauze or tissue. Keep the tube tip clean and close the cap. If you need to apply other eye drops at the same time, apply other eye drops first and then wait more than 5 minutes before applying this ointment.
  • If you miss a dose, apply the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should not apply two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally apply more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop applying this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may adhere to contact lenses. Avoid wearing contact lenses while you are using this medicine.
  • This medicine may cause blurred vision temporarily after applying.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include diffuse superficial keratitis (eye pain, focus disorder, foreign body sensation in eyes) and conjunctival erosion (eye pain). 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.
No pertinent entries.
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

  • Keep out of reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight and heat.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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