Herpes is considered the most common viral disease in humans. About 3.7 billion people are infected with this virus. Acyclovir is an effective, safe and one of the most commonly used medications for the treatment or prevention of herpes.
At present, you can buy Acyclovir in Singapore or any other country in the world. Acyclovir is characterized with a good benefit-risk balance, is included in the WHO List of Essential Medicines, and is known to all specialists in the treatment of viral infections.
Acyclovir was discovered in the 70s of the last century, and still remains a modern medicine.
- Typically, the drug is used for short-term treatment of viral infections (5 days), including if they are acute.
- This drug can also be used for a long time, for example, to treat recurrent forms of viral diseases.
The efficacy of Acyclovir in combination with the minimum treatment duration has led to the fact that this drug has become very popular. Given that the number of people infected with herpes grows every year, the demand for this drug is constantly increasing.
Depending on the type and localization of herpes, different dosage forms of Acyclovir are used. Today in Singapore, you can buy Acyclovir:
- Tablets of 200 mg, 400 mg or 800 mg
- Eye ointment of 3%
- Cream of 5%
Many pharmaceutical companies meet the growing demand for antiviral drugs in Singapore and around the world. The Singapore suppliers of Acyclovir tablets are more than 20 pharmaceutical companies. These include:
- Naina Mohamed & Sons
Acyclovir 3% eye ointment is supplied by GlaxoSmithKline and Alcon companies. These antiviral drugs are sold under the brand names Zovirax and Cusiviral.
If you want to buy Acyclovir 5% cream in Singapore pharmacies, look for it under the names Avorax, Dravyr, SP-Virac, Virless or Zoral. The suppliers of these drugs for the treatment of herpes are such companies, as:
- Apex Pharma Marketing
- Zyfas Medical
- Spectrum Health Promotion
- Yung Shin Pharmaceutical
- Drug Houses of Australia
All of the listed drugs are approved by the Singapore’s Health Science Authority (HSA). The same dosage forms of Acyclovir, supplied by different pharmaceutical companies, possess the same antiviral activity.
- Acyclovir for topical use (ointment and cream) is prescribed for infections of the mucous membranes or skin, caused by the herpes simplex virus.
- Tablets are prescribed for the treatment of herpes simplex (initial and recurrent), chickenpox or shingles.
The main strategy for treating viral diseases is to regularly take the recommended doses of Acyclovir. Tablets, cream and ointment should be used five times a day at approximately the same time intervals.
The use of Acyclovir for five days (usually) provides a complete resolution of the signs and symptoms of herpes. If the viral disease is severe or does not respond well to treatment, the use of the drug may be continued.
The main action mechanism of Acyclovir lies in blocking the synthesis of viral DNA. As a result of the drug administration, the herpes virus loses its ability to reproduce, and the symptoms of the disease quickly disappear. Acyclovir does not affect human cell DNA and cellular processes.
Acyclovir has a minimal toxicity, is well tolerated by patients of any age and is, therefore, in demand in Singapore. Acyclovir rarely causes side effects, especially when patients are prescribed dosage forms for topical use.
If Acyclovir is taken orally, possible side effects are lack of muscle coordination (ataxia), problems with sleep onset and maintenance, involuntary muscle contraction, dizziness, headache, stomach discomfort, frequent defecation, nausea, or shortness of breath. The drug can cause pain in the kidneys, especially in patients with diseases of this organ.
Adverse reactions that may manifest during the treatment period with Acyclovir cream or ointment include burning, tingling, swelling, or peeling of the skin. Eye ointment can cause keratopathy – precipitation of calcium salts on the cornea.
The listed and most other side effects of Acyclovir are dose-dependent. When minimally effective doses of the antiviral drug are used, the risks of any adverse reactions are reduced.
As a rule, adverse reactions occur in the early stages of herpes treatment, and disappear spontaneously or with a decrease in the daily dose. If adverse reactions do not disappear or cause discomfort, consult a pharmacist.
Acyclovir is sold in Singapore for several decades. Its therapeutic effect and side effects are well studied. If any untoward medical occurrence takes place during the period of Acyclovir use, and it is not described in the leaflet, you can report them to the HSA.
Despite a good efficiency and safety profile, Acyclovir is sold by prescription. If you have no time to visit and consult a doctor, you can use the services of online pharmacies.
An online doctor or pharmacist will offer professional advice, related to the selection and use of various dosage forms of Acyclovir. Quick consultation can be obtained by phone or email.
In addition to instant access to expert services, online pharmacies offer:
- Best prices on Acyclovir
- Timely delivery
- Privacy and anonymity
Not all online pharmacies offer the lowest prices for Acyclovir. Patients, however, always have the opportunity to compare prices for this antiviral drug in several pharmacies. In addition, you can compare the cost, timing and other delivery conditions.
Many pharmacies work 24 hours a day without days off. Therefore, you can buy Acyclovir online in Singapore at any time of day, and not just during the day.
Placing an order for Acyclovir online does not take long. The order can be placed in a few minutes, even by people who do not often make online purchases. As the order is finished, Acyclovir will be sent to the specified address.