Centrex 500 mg
Centrex 500 mg contains of the antiviral drug Valacyclovir as its active ingredient. Centrex 500mg is actually a pro-drug which means it is a medication or compound that is metabolized in the body.
Description Of Centrex 500mg
Centrex 500mg contains of the antiviral drug Valacyclovir as its active ingredient. Centrex 500mg is actually a pro-drug which means it is a medication or compound that is metabolized in the body to become an active pharmaceutical drug. Upon intake of Valacyclovir, it is quickly converted into Acyclovir, a drug that has demonstrated antiviral activitiy against herpes viruses and varicella zoster virus. The drug actually stops or slows the growth of these viruses inside the body, thus helping the body fight off the viral infection.
Centrex 500mg Chemical Name
Centrex 500mg Manufacturer
- Centurion Lab
Uses of Centrex 500mg
Centrex 500mg is used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses, including genital herpes, cold sores, and shingles (herpes zoster) in adults.
What is Centrex 500mg?
Centrex 500mg is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus to help the body fight the infection.
How Centrex 500mg working?
Centrex 500mg is an antiviral drug and belongs to class called synthetic nucleoside analogues. Once ingested, valacyclovir is converted in the body to active form acyclovir. It works by blocking the viral DNA replication a process essential for the virus to grow and multiply. It thus stops the virus from spreading in the body.
How is Centrex 500mg used?
Centrex 500mg comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken every 8 hours (three times a day) for 7 days to treat shingles. To treat genital herpes it is usually taken twice a day for 5 days. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand.
Take Centrex 500mg exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Use this medication as soon as possible after symptoms appear. Continue to take Centrex 500mg even if you feel well. Do not stop taking valacyclovir without talking to your doctor.
Centrex 500mg Indications
Take this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Ensure that proper hygiene measures are adopted. Complete the course of treatment to prevent the spread of the infection. Close monitoring of liver function and kidney function may be necessary while receiving this medicine based on the clinical condition.
Centrex 500mg Dosage
- Centrex 500mg
- Centrex 1000mg
Contraindication Of Centrex 500mg
Centrex 500mg tablets are contraindicated in patients who have had a demonstrated clinically significant hypersensitivity reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to Valacyclovir, acyclovir, or any component of the formulation
Adverse effects Of Centrex 500mg
- stomach pain
- feeling of tiredness
- pale skin
- easy bruising or unusual bleeding
- red or pink urine
- feeling week or tired
- bloody diarrhea
Special Precautions And Related Warnings Of Centrex 500mg
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to acyclovir, valacyclovir, or any other drugs.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking.
Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney or liver disease, problems with your immune system, human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV), or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking valacyclovir, call your doctor.
Do consult your doctor before taking valacyclovir, if you have kidney or liver problems; human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or any other condition that weakens your immune system and makes you prone to infections (immunocompromised); any neurological (mental) problems.
Storage Conditions for Centrex 500mg
Store it at room temperature away from light, heat, water, moisture, pets, and children.