Denavir (Penciclovir)

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Denavir Cream 1%

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Denavir Cream 1%

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Denavir Cream is also marketed as Vectavir Cream
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Denavir (Penciclovir) Dosage and Side Effects

DENAVIR is an antiviral medication. DENAVIR is used topically for the treatment of recurrent cold sores.

Warnings and Precautions

DENAVIR topical is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is unlikely to harm an unborn baby. Do not use DENAVIR topical during pregnancy without first talking to your doctor.

It is not known whether DENAVIR topical passes into breast milk. Do not use DENAVIR topical if you are breast-feeding a baby without first talking to your doctor.

Side Effects

Serious side effects have not been reported with the use of DENAVIR topical.

Other less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use DENIVIR topical and talk to your doctor if you experience:

  • headache;
  • local numbness or tingling where the cream is applied;
  • changes in taste;
  • rash; or
  • irritation at the application site.

Interactions with this medication

There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity during treatment with DENAVIR topical, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.  Do not use other topical medications to treat the same area at them same time as DENAVIR topical, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Proper Use of this medication

DENAVIR topical should be applied to cold sore lesions every 2 hours while awake for a period of four days, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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