Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir)
What is Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir) used for?
Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Aciclovir) is an antiviral topical medication used to treat patients who are suffering from cold sores. It operates by slowing or stopping the reproduction of virus cells making it easier for the immune system to control or destroy the infection. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir)?
Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir) is normally administered to the affected area once or twice daily, but your particular directions will depend on the condition being treated and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse the area prior to each application to remove any dirt or debris from the area, apply a small amount of cream, and allow the medicine to soak into the skin. Do not rub the medication to prevent the cream from contacting any areas not being treated or the spread of infection. It is also important to thoroughly wash your hands following each use to prevent the medication from contacting your mucous membranes.
What are the side effects of Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir)?
The use of Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Aciclovir) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention severe pain, burning, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your administration frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Do not apply Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir) to skin that is broken, severely damaged, or close to the mucous membranes. This cream is not meant to treat herpes infections affecting the eye.
Strictly use Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Aciclovir) 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.
This medication 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.