Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir)
What is Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir) used for?
Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir) is used in the treatment of cold sores occurring on the lips or face, caused by the herpes simplex virus. This cream is also used to treat other conditions. The active ingredient in this cream is an antiviral, which prevents replication of the virus. However, it will not cure the virus or prevent it from being spread to other people.
How should I use Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir)?
Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir) is applied directly to the area requiring treatment. Patients are normally directed to apply it 5 times per day, at 4 hour intervals, for a period of 5 days. If you don't notice an improvement in your condition, you may continue treatment for another 5 days. However, patients not noticing an improvement after 10 days should consult their physician.
What are the side effects of Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir)?
Some side effects of Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir) include:
Consult your physician if any of these side effects persist or worsen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.