Zovirax Cream (Acyclovir)
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Zovirax Cream (Acyclovir) Medication Information
Zovirax cream is a topical prescription that your doctor may prescribe to treat cold sore lesions.
Cold sores are a symptom of herpes simplex virus (HSV), a virus infection that affects the lips and mouth areas.
Zovirax is approved for use in patients who are 12 years of age and older.
It works by incorporating in the DNA of viruses and preventing them from replicating.
The normal dosage is to apply Zovirax cream five times daily for four days. Use Zovirax for the full course of treatment, and do not stop taking it because symptoms start to resolve.
Do not get Zovirax into the eyes, nose, or insides of the mouth.
Common adverse reactions to Zovirax may include:
- Application site reaction
- Burning skin
- Cracked lips
- Dry lips
- Dryness of skin
- Flakiness of skin
- Local pain
- Stinging skin
Zovirax can cause irritation at the application site.
There are no known drug-drug interactions with Zovirax cream because it does not absorb through the skin into the bloodstream.
Do not mix Zovirax with other topical medications.
Store Zovirax near room temperature at or below 25°C (77°F).
- Zovirax should only be used by people with intact immune systems. Tell your doctor if you are immunocompromised or take medications that suppress the immune system.
- Take Zovirax at the first sign of a developing cold sore.
- Wash your hands with soap and water before and after applying Zovirax. Do not touch other areas of your mouth after touching your cold sores.
What if I miss a dose of Zovirax?
Take the next dose as soon as you remember.
How long will it take Zovirax to start working?
It will usually start working in two to three days. Tell your doctor if symptoms do not go away after four days.
Can I use Zovirax on areas other than the mouth?
No, Zovirax is not indicated to treat herpes virus infections in locations other than the mouth.
- Zovirax Cream [package insert]. Bridgewater, NJ: GlaxoSmithKline; 2014.
Author: Dr. Conor Sheehy, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Sheehy is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. He has worked in multiple practice settings, including retail and hospital pharmacies, and in medical clinics. He specializes in anticoagulation, psychiatric medications, and diabetes medications. He strives to empower his patients to understand their medications and improve their overall medical care.
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.