Zovirax Cold Sore Cream
Zovirax Cold Sore Cream is used to treat cold sores on the lips or face. Clinical studies show that if Zovirax Cold Sore Cream is applied at an early stage it can stop the cold sore from forming.
Zovirax Cold Sore Cream is used to treat cold sores on the lips or face. Clinical studies show that if Zovirax Cold Sore Cream is applied at an early stage it can stop the cold sore from forming. It has also been shown that Zovirax Cold Sore Cream speeds up the healing process for cold sores that have already formed.
Active ingredient: Aciclovir 5% w/w.
Usage and Instructions:
Apply the cream liberally to completely cover the whole of the affected area.
Apply to the affected area five times a day at approximately 4 hourly intervals for five days. See enclosed leaflet for further details.
If full healing has still not occurred after 10 days, or if your cold sore becomes very severe, consult your pharmacist.
Always wash your hands after touching cold sores, or applying medication to them and avoid touching your eyes.
Women are advised to be especially careful when applying make-up. Do not use saliva to wet contact lenses.
Avoid kissing, especially children, when you have a cold sore.
Avoid sharing your eating and drinking utensils, or the same towel with other people.
Do not use if you are pregnant or are breast feeding unless your doctor advises.
It may cause temporary burning or stinging sensation. Flaking, itching, redness of the skin may occur in some patients.
Rarely can cause contact dermatitis after application of the cream (generally due to the components of the cream base rather than aciclovir).