Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir)
What is Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir) used for?
Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir) is a topical antiviral medication used to treat or prevent the appearance of cold sores. The cream operates by inhibiting the reproduction of virus cells making it easier for the immune system to control the infection. It should be noted that this treatment is only meant to control your symptoms and will not cure your condition. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir)?
Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir) should be used according to the instructions of your physician and those included with the packaging to get the best results from treatment. The normal dosage is five daily applications administered at four our intervals for a period of medication lasting five days. It is important to wash your hands before and after each application to prevent the transfer of the infection to other areas of the body or other people. Apply a small amount of cream over the affected area allowing any excess to evaporate. It is recommended to apply the cream at the first sign of symptoms to get the best results.
What are the side effects of Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir)?
Side effects that may occur while using Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir) include:
Stop using the cream and contact your physician as soon as possible if you encounter any unusual or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct alterations are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent further problems from occurring. Be especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or trouble breathing as these conditions may require emergency medical attention.
Zovirax Cold Sore Cream (Acyclovir) should not be used to treat herpes simplex virus infections affecting the eye. It is also important to inform your physician about any health conditions you have that may cause unexpected complications during treatment to make sure any necessary adjustments are made to your regimen.
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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.