Virux<sup>®</sup>
Virux<sup>®</sup>
Virux®
Aciclovir
Antivirals (Systemic Antifungal, Antiviral and Antiprotozoal Agents)
Indication: For the treatment of viral infections due to herpes simplex virus (type I & II) and varicella zoster virus (herpes zoster & chickenpox). For the treatment of herpes simplex virus infections of the skin and mucous membranes including initial and recurrent genital herpes. For the prophylaxis of herpes simplex infections in immunocompromised patients.

Dosage & Administration: Treatment of initial herpes simplex: 200 mg 5 times daily usually for 5 days. For immunocompromised patients 400 mg 5 times daily for 5 days (longer if new lesions appear during treatment or if healing incomplete; increase dose to 800 mg 5 times daily for genital herpes in immuno-compromised) or as directed by the registered physician. Children under 2 years: half of the adults dose. Children over 2 years: Adult dose. Prevention of recurrence of herpes simplex: 200 mg 4 times daily or 400 mg twice daily possibly reduced to 200 mg 2 or 3 times daily and interrupted every 6-12 months. Children under 2 years: Half of the adult dose. Children over 2 years: Adult dose. Prophylactic treatment of herpes simplex in the immunocompromised: 200 to 400 mg 4 times daily. Children under 2 years: Half of the adult dose. Children over 2 years: Adult dose. Treatment of vericella (chicken pox): Adult and children over 40 kg - 800 mg 4 times daily for 5 days. Children below 40 kg: 20 mg / kg (maximum 800 mg) per dose orally 4 times daily (80 mg / kg/day) for 5 days. Or, Children under 2 years : 200 mg 4 times daily Children 2-5 years : 400 mg 4 times daily Children Over 6 years : 800 mg 4 times daily Treatment of herpes zoster (Shingles): 800 mg 5 times daily for 7 days. Treatment of initial rectal (Proctitis) herpes infections: An oral Aciclovir dosage of 400 mg 5 times daily for 10 days or until clinical resolution occurs has been recommended. Cream : Virux® cream should be applied to lesions or impending lesions 5 times daily (at 4 hourly intervals omitting the night-time dose). Treatment should continue for 5 days. If healing does not occur, treatment may be extended for up to 10 days. Children : HSV infections in children over 2 years should be given adult doses and children below 2 years should be given half of the adult dose.

Preparation: Virux® tablet : Box containing 3 x 10 tablets in blister pack. Virux® cream : Tube containing 5 g of Virux® cream.
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