What is Vectavir (Penciclovir) used for?
This medication is manufactured in Turkey.
Vectavir (Penciclovir) is a topical antiviral cream prescribed to treat patients suffering from cold sores. The medication operates by slowing or stopping the growth of virus cells to speed up the recovery of outbreaks. Your doctor may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Vectavir (Penciclovir)?
Follow your doctor`s instructions for using Vectavir (Penciclovir) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. At the first sign of an outbreak, thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water and apply a thin layer of cream to the affected area and gently rub it into the skin. Thoroughly wash your hands after each application to prevent the medicine from contacting any mucous membranes or areas not being treated. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about applying the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Vectavir (Penciclovir)?
When used correctly, Vectavir (Penciclovir) will not cause side effects in most patients. If you do experience any unusual symptoms such as headaches, rashes, irritation, or numbness at the application site, inform your doctor immediately. These conditions may require emergency medical assistance or adjustments to your dosage to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Do not use Vectavir (Penciclovir) to treat genital herpes or herpes infections of the eyes. It is also important to keep it from contacting mucous membranes such as the nose, ears, or eyes as this may cause unexpected health problems.
Strictly use Vectavir (Penciclovir) 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.
Vectavir (Penciclovir) 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.