Drug Information

Acyclovir (ophthalmic)

Acyclovir (ophthalmic)

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International Brand Names

  • Zovirax Eye Ointment (SA)
Pharmacologic Category

  • Antiviral Agent
Reported UseTreatment of herpes simplex keratitis

Dosage RangeAdults: Topical: Apply 1 cm ribbon inside lower eyelid every 4 hours 5 times/day for 14 days or at least 3 days after healing is complete (whichever is shorter)

Children: Refer to adult dosing

Product AvailabilityProduct available in various countries; not currently available in the U.S.

Dosage FormsOintment, ophthalmic: 3% (4.5 g tube)

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