Ekovir 400 is an oral antibiotic manufactured by the pharmaceutical company John Lee. Acyclovir is the active ingredient in this drug. In medicine, this antiviral drug is used to treat viral illnesses such as herpes simplex virus infections, chickenpox, and shingles. Off-label, the drug is sometimes used to treat Bell’s palsy in conjunction with Prednisolone (a steroid). Acyclovir is also used to treat steroid acne and to alleviate post-injection pain (PIP) and inflammation caused by steroid injections.
Properties and effects
Acyclovir’s principal medical action is to prevent viruses from growing in the body, hence lowering the symptoms of viral infections. It will aid in the prevention of virus transmission in people with weakened immune systems.
Although Acyclovir will not cure the virus, it will reduce the severity and length of the symptoms. Skin infections will be prevented from occurring, and skin sores and acne will recover much faster. The usage of this medicine will lessen pain and inflammation in other inflamed areas of the skin.
Recommendations for use
Because acyclovir can be used to treat a variety of illnesses, the dosage and duration of treatment will vary depending on the condition and severity of the condition.
The medicine should be taken every 4 hours for best effectiveness (5 times per day). The following are some typical dosages:
- 200mg (half a pill) every 4 hours for 5 days for acne and skin irritation.
- 200mg (half a pill) every 4 hours for 10 days for genital herpes.
- 400mg (1 pill) twice a day for up to 12 months for herpes prevention.
- 800mg (2 tablets) every 4 hours for 7-10 days for shingles.
- 800mg (2 tablets) 4 times a day for 5 days (as soon as symptoms appear) for chickenpox.
While using this medication, it is recommended that you drink plenty of water and limit your calcium intake.