Geviran's tablet should be swallowed whole, while washing it with water. In case of using the drug in large doses, it is required to monitor the hydration indices of the organism.
When eliminating the infectious processes that have arisen as a result of the herpes simplex virus, it is required to take the drug in a dosage of 200 mg 5 times a day, observing approximately 4-hour interval between receptions (except for the night period). The period of therapy lasts 5 days, but with a severe degree of primary infectious disease, it can be prolonged.
People with severe immunodeficiency (eg, after bone marrow transplantation) or with reduced intestinal absorption are allowed to double the dosage of LS to 400 mg or to administer the appropriate dose IV method.
The course of therapy should be started as soon as possible after the onset of infection. With herpes simplex, it is best to start therapy during the prodromal period or after the appearance of the first symptoms of skin lesions.
In the prevention of the development of relapses (the so-called suppressive treatment) of infectious pathologies that have arisen as a result of the herpes simplex virus, people with healthy immunity need to take a medicine in the amount of 200 mg four times a day, observing 6-hour intervals between receptions. There is also a more convenient regimen - twice daily 400 mg Geviran, with a 12-hour interval.
The treatment regimen will also be effective with a dosage reduction of up to 200 mg with a triple intake per day (intervals of 8 hours) or a 2-fold use (12-hour interval).
In some patients, noticeable improvement in the condition is observed with a daily dosage of 800 mg.
To determine the possible changes in the natural course of the pathology, treatment with periods is interrupted (with an interval of six months or a year).
In the prevention of the emergence of infectious diseases due to the common herpes virus, people with immunodeficiency need to take the medicine in a dosage of 200 mg, four times a day at intervals of 6 hours.
The duration of such prevention depends on the duration of the risk period.
When treating the herpes zoster and chickenpox, you should take the medicine in a dosage of 800 mg 5 times a day at intervals of 4 hours (excluding night time). The period of therapy lasts 1 week.
People with severe immunodeficiency (eg, after bone marrow transplantation) or with reduced intestinal absorption are encouraged to use Geviran in a dosage form intended for IV injections.
When eliminating or preventing infectious diseases that have developed due to the herpes simplex virus, for children who suffer from immunodeficiency (age over 2 years), similar dosages are used by adults.
When treating chickenpox in children older than 6 years - take 800 mg of LS four times a day. Children 2-6 years old should take 400 mg of medication four times a day. The duration of the course is 5 days.
To more accurately calculate the dosage, you need to take into account the weight of the child - 20 mg / kg per day (but not more than 800 mg per day). The daily dose is divided into 4 separate doses.
People with kidney failure.
Care is needed when using in people with kidney failure. It is necessary to observe the required level of hydration inside the body.
During treatment and prophylaxis of infectious pathologies provoked by the virus of common herpes simplex in people with kidney deficiency in severe form (with CC values less than 10 ml / minute) it is required to use a dosage of 200 mg (reception twice a day with an interval of about 12 hours between applications ).
During the treatment of infectious diseases caused by the varicella-zoster virus (shingles of the form of herpes and chickenpox) in people with significantly reduced immunity: when the kidneys are in severe form (with CC values less than 10 ml / minute), take 800 mg twice a day at intervals of approximately 12 hours. If the kidneys are of moderate type (QC values within 10-25 ml / minute), 800 mg three times a day at intervals of about 8 hours.