ZOVIRAX Dispersible film-coated tablets

Active ingredients: Aciclovir

Product name and form

Zovirax Tablets 200 mg.

Pharmaceutical Form

Dispersible film-coated tablet.

Qualitative and quantitative composition

Aciclovir BP 200 mg.

For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1.

Active Ingredient

Acyclovir is an antiviral agent with activity against herpes simplex virus and varicella-zoster virus. Acyclovir inhibits the DNA polymerase of the virus, preventing further proliferation.

List of Excipients


Microcrystalline cellulose
Aluminium magnesium silicate
Sodium starch glycollate
Povidone K30
Magnesium stearate
Purified water
Industrial methylated spirit




Absolute alcohol

Film coat:*

Colour concentrate Y-1-7000, White

Purified water

* Coating concentrate contains:

Polyethylene glycol 400
Titanium dioxide
Polyethylene glycol 8000
Purified water

Pack sizes and marketing

PVC/PVdC/Aluminium/Paper child resistant foil blister packs.

Pack size: 25 tablets.

Marketing authorization holder

The Wellcome Foundation Limited, 980 Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9GS, United Kingdom

Trading as:

GlaxoSmithKline UK, Stockley Park West, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB11 1BT

Marketing authorization dates and numbers

PL 00003/0344

Date of first authorisation: 14 November 1994

Date of latest renewal: 07 January 2011


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