Manufacturer – Generic
Package – 5% cream tube
Active substance – Acyclovir (Zovirax)
Zovirax (acyclovir) Cream, 5% is a herpes simplex virus (HSV) nucleoside analogue DNA polymerase inhibitor that is used to treat recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) in immunocompetent adults and adolescents 12 years and older.
Effect of Generic Zovirax
This product is used to treat “cold sores/fever blisters” (herpes labialis).
It has the ability to accelerate the healing of the sores and reduce the symptoms such as:
Acyclovir is an anti-viral that stops the growth of the virus.
Note: It does not prevent a future occurrence, it does not cure herpes, and it does not prevent passing the infection to someone else. It merely helps the user with the symptoms.
Side effects of the drug
Common side effects of Zovirax Cream include:
- Contact dermatitis.
- Skin swelling.
- Temporary burning or stinging on skin where the medication is applied.
- Application site reactions such as dry lips.
- Skin sloughing.
- Skin dryness.
- Cracked lips.
- Burning skin.
Using Zovirax Cream
At the first sign of infection is when the drug should be used (such as tingling, burning, redness). Make sure to wash your hands well before and after using Zovirax and make sure affected areas have been dried and cleaned before applying.
Rub it into the affected area gently 5 times a day (every 3 – 4 hours) over the course of 4 days to treat cold sores and make sure to cover the entire affected area.
This product is only for use on the skin. Do not apply this medication in the eyes, nose, mouth, or inside the vagina.
Dosage is to be used is based on your medical condition, type of infection, and the way your body responds to the treatment. Do not abuse the drugs recommended length of treatment.
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