Zovirax is an antiviral for use on the skin. It is used to treat cold sores, a viral infection occurring on the lips. When treatment is started at the first sign (tingle) of a cold sore, it prevents the cold sore from appearing. It can also limit the severity of cold sores and speed up the healing process. Zovirax is an antiviral for use on the skin. It is used to treat cold sores, a viral infection occurring on the lips.
If symptoms persist, consult your doctor. Do not use if you are pregnant unless your doctor advises you.
Aciclovir 5% w/w Cream
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. It is important to start treatment at the first sign of a cold sore (the tingling, itching, buming stage). 1. Wash and dry hands thoroughly. 2. Apply a small amount directly onto the cold sore. Rub in gently until all the cream disappears. Do not apply this medicine inside the mouth. 3. Wash hands again. Unless otherwise directed, use this medicine five times a day for 5 days, even if the cold sore begins to heal. If the cold sore has not healed after 5 days, continue treatment for another 5 days. Contact your doctor if the cold sore has not healed in ten days. While using your medicine, if you forget to use this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember then go back to using it as you would normally. Missed doses will mean this medicine is less effective. If you feel this medicine is not working or if your condition gets worse, contact your doctor as soon as possible. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place, out of the reach of children. Replace cap firmly after use.