Zovirax & Valtrex Treatments for Herpes

Zovirax Dosage Information

For treatment of genital herpes:
Adults and children 12 years of age and older - 200 milligrams (mg) five times a day for ten days. Children up to 12 years of age - Use and dose must be determined by the doctor.

For prevention of recurrent outbreaks of genital herpes infections:
Adults and children 12 years of age and older - 200 to 400 mg two to five times a day for five days or up to twelve months, depending on how often your outbreaks of infection occur. Children up to 12 years of age - Use and dose must be determined by the doctor.

For treatment of chickenpox:
Adults and children who weigh over 88 pounds (40 kilograms)-800 mg four times a day for five days. Children 2 years of age and older and weighing 88 pounds (40 kilograms) or less-Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by the doctor. The usual dose is 20 mg per kilogram (kg) of body weight, up to 800 mg, four times a day for five days. Children up to 2 years of age-Use and dose must be determined by the doctor.

For treatment of shingles:
Adults and children 12 years of age and older - 800 mg five times a day for seven to ten days. Children up to 12 years of age - Use and dose must be determined by the doctor.

Please consult your doctor for your specific dosage.

Missed dose:
If you miss a dose of Zovirax, take it as soon as possible. Iif it is almost time for your next dose, do not take the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Zovirax® is a registered brand name of Glaxo Smith Kline.

NOTE: The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before taking the product

 

 
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