Acivir Cream (Acyclovir)
What is Acivir Cream (Acyclovir) used for?
Acivir Cream (Acyclovir) is a topical antiviral medicaiton prescribed to treat patients suffering from cold sores or herpes. It operates by preventing the reproduction of virus cells to stop the spread of infection. This medication is only meant for preventing outbreaks of these symptoms and is not a cure for this condition. It may be used along with other medicines or to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Acivir Cream (Acyclovir)?
Always follow the instructions provided by your doctor and those listed on the packaging while using Acivir Cream (Acyclovir) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is two daily applications to the affected area, but your individual directions will depend on the condition being treated and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse the area being treated before each use to remove any dirt or debris, apply a small amount of cream, and allow it to soak into the skin. Do not rub the area or touch other unaffected skin after use to avoid spreading the infection. Always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water following each application to prevent the medicine from contacting any mucous membranes.
What are the side effects of Acivir Cream (Acyclovir)?
The use of Acivir Cream (Acyclovir) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the cream and contact your doctor as soon as possible if any intense or worrying symptoms appear such as severe pain or burning, discolouration of the skin, or signs of an allergic reaction such as skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower frequency of administration or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Acivir Cream (Acyclovir) should not be applied to skin that is broken, severely damaged, or used for the treatment of herpes infections affecting the eye. You are also suggested to inform your doctor about any other chronic health conditions you have that may lead to unexpected health problems to make sure any necessary adjustments are made to your regimen.
Strictly use Acivir Cream (Acyclovir) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Acivir Cream (Acyclovir) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.