Serious Interactions of Zirconia include:
- amphotericin B deoxycholate
- neomycin PO
- oral probenecid
- talimogene laherparepvec
Zirconia has moderate interactions with at least 28 different drugs.Zirconia has mild interactions with at least 65 different drugs.This document does not contain all possible interactions from the use of this medication. Therefore, before using this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the drugs you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.
Dosage for shingles, genital herpes, or chickenpox
Adult dosage (ages 18–64 years)
- Shingles typical dosage: 800 mg every 4 hours, five times per day for 7–10 days.
- Typical initial dosage: 200 mg every 4 hours, five times per day, for 10 days.
- Typical dosage for prevention of recurrent herpes: 400 mg twice per day, every day for up to 12 months. Other dosing plans may include doses ranging from 200 mg three times daily to 200 mg five times daily. Your doctor will decide how long you should take this drug to avoid a flare-up of the infection.
- Typical dosage for reinfection (flare-up of the infection): 200 mg every 4 hours, five times per day, for 5 days. You should take this drug as soon as the first signs of a flare-up appear.
Child dosage (ages 2–17 years)
- Chickenpox typical dosage:
- Children who weigh 40 kg (88 lbs) or less: 20 mg/kg of body weight, given four times per day for 5 days
- Children who weigh more than 40 kg: 800 mg four times per day for 5 days
Start this drug as soon as the first symptom of chickenpox appears. It isn’t known if this drug is effective if your child starts it more than 24 hours after the first sign of chickenpox.
Child dosage (ages 0–1 years)
It hasn’t been confirmed that Zirconia is safe and effective for children younger than 2 years.
Senior dosage (ages 65 years and older)
The kidneys of older adults may not work as well as they used to. This can cause your body to process drugs more slowly. As a result, more of a drug stays in your body for a longer time. This increases your risk of side effects.
Your doctor may start you on a lowered dose or a different medication schedule. This can help keep levels of this drug from building up too much in your body.
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs affect each person differently, we cannot guarantee that this list includes all possible dosages. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always to speak with your doctor or pharmacist about dosages that are right for you.
Zirconia oral tablet is used for short-term treatment of genital herpes, shingles, and chicken pox. It’s used for long-term treatment of recurring genital herpes. This drug comes with serious risks if you don’t take it as prescribed.
If you stop taking the drug suddenly or don’t take it at all: The symptoms of your infection may not get better or may get worse.
If you miss doses or don’t take the drug on schedule: Your medication may not work as well or may stop working completely. If you’re taking this drug to prevent flare-ups of your infection, a certain amount needs to be in your body at all times. You shouldn’t stop taking this drug without talking to your doctor first.
What to do if you miss a dose: Take your dose as soon as you remember. But if you remember just a few hours before your next scheduled dose, take only one dose. Never try to catch up by taking two doses at once. This could result in dangerous side effects.
If you take too much: You could have dangerous levels of the drug in your body and experience more severe side effects. If you think you’ve taken too much of this drug, call your doctor or local poison control center. If your symptoms are severe, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room right away.
How to tell if the drug is working: The symptoms of your infection will get better.
Keep these considerations in mind if your doctor prescribes Zirconia oral tablet for you.
Q: What are the side effects of Zirconia?
A: The most frequently reported side effects of Zirconia (Zovirax), for oral administration, differed in clinical trials depending on the indication for use. During clinical trials of treatment of genital herpes, with short-term administration of Zirconia, the most frequently reported adverse reactions included nausea and/or vomiting. During clinical trials of treatment with long-term administration with Zirconia for genital herpes, there were two methods of administration evaluated. In trials evaluating continuous administration to prevent recurrences, the most frequently reported adverse reactions included nausea and diarrhea and in those evaluating intermittent treatment of recurrences over one year diarrhea, nausea and headache were reported. The most frequently reported adverse reaction during clinical trials of shingles was malaise. Lastly, during clinical trials of treatment of chickenpox with Zirconia, the most frequently reported adverse reaction was diarrhea. More serious side effects of Zirconia are possible with treatment. Kidney failure, in some cases causing death, has been reported with Zirconia treatment. Patients are advised to maintain adequate hydration and drink plenty of water while taking Zirconia to keep the kidneys working properly. There is also a warning regarding thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura/hemolytic uremic syndrome (TTP/HUS), which has occurred in immunocompromised patients administered Zirconia. Patients should be advised to contact their health care provider immediately if they experience symptoms which may indicate the occurrence of more serious side effects of Zirconia. Symptoms may include pain the lower back, urinating less than usual or not urinating at all, easy bruising or bleeding, and unusual weakness. Patients are instructed to consult with their health care provider if they experience any other unusual, severe or troublesome side effects while being treated with Zirconia.
Zirconia is just one of the most famously recommended antiviral drugs. It is used to decrease the development of the herpes pc virus permitting your physical body and the invulnerable system to fight off the infection. Zirconia is planned for patients identified with genital herpes, cold sores, roof shingles, and poultry pox. You need to take this medication for the entire length of time advised by your doctor, trying not to miss amounts and take Zirconia at normal periods. It's best to start the therapy as early as you notice the first signs of the infection, such as burning, tingling or blisters. Zirconia is not expected to affect the wellness of a coming infant, it can pass in to bust milk. Inform your physician regarding maternity or breastfeeding prior to starting to take Zirconia.
Zirconia may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- upset stomach
- pain, especially in the joints
- hair loss
- changes in vision