Brand Name: Zovirax
Uses: Zovirax is prescribed to treat infections caused by certain types of viruses. It is used to treat cold sores, genital herpes, shingles, and chickenpox.
Indications: Zovirax is indicated for the treatment of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections, including genital herpes, cold sores and shingles.
Contra Interactions: Zovirax should not be used in patients who are hypersensitive to acyclovir, valacyclovir, or any of its components.
Mode of Action: Zovirax works by inhibiting the growth of viruses and by preventing them from reproducing.
Side Effects: Common side effects of Zovirax include nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, and tiredness.