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Zovirax Cream 5% (Acyclovir)

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    What is Zovirax Cream used for?

    Zovirax cream is prescribed to treat cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It can help reduce the burning, itching, tingling and pain associated with cold sores and can help them heal quicker. It is considered an antiviral drug. It is not intended to cure the herpes virus and will not prevent future outbreaks. It will not prevent you from spreading the herpes infections to others.

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    Zovirax Cream 5% (Acyclovir) Information

    Zovirax Cream Dosage

    Use Zovirax Cream at the onset of the infection. Apply the cream as soon as you notice any tingling, burning or redness that would indicate a cold sore.

    Before you apply the cream, wash your hands with soap and water. Apply the cream every three to four hours up to five times a day. The area of treatment should be clean and dry before applying the cream. You should ensure there is complete coverage on the affected areas.

    If you miss your dose you can take it when you remember. You can skip the missed dose if it's almost time for your next dose.

    You should only apply to this to clean, dry undamaged skin. It should not come in contact with your eyes, inside of the mouth, nose, ears on inside your genitals. Rinse with water if the cream gets into any of these areas.

    How Zovirax Cream Works

    The active ingredient, Acyclovir, stops the growth of the virus, This helps mitigate the symptoms and helps cold sores heal more quickly.

    Zovirax Cream Side Effects

    This is not a complete list of potential side effects of Zovirax Cream. You may experience side effects that are not listed here. Report side effects to your doctor or pharmacist. If you find them unmanageable, call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

    By prescribing Zovirax, your doctor has determined that the benefits outweigh the potential adverse reactions. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counseling when you buy Zovirax online.

    • clumsiness
    • dizziness or feeling faint, severe
    • sense of agitation or uneasiness
    • unsteadiness or other problems with muscle control or coordination
    • drowsiness
    • sores, ulcers, or white spots in mouth or on lips
    • pinpoint red spots on skin
    • loss of hair
    • Pain, swelling, or redness at place of injection
    • increased thirst
    • changes in facial skin color
    • convulsions (seizures)
    • trembling
    • nausea or vomiting
    • fast heartbeat
    • Bleeding or oozing from puncture sites or mucous membranes (bowel, mouth, nose, or urinary bladder), continuing
    • Black, tarry stools
    • hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
    • coughing
    • confusion
    • mood or mental changes
    • large hive-like swelling on face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, sex organs
    • unusual bleeding or bruising
    • changes in vision
    • blistering, peeling, or loosening of skin
    • Diarrhea
    • decreased consciousness
    • headache
    • blood in urine or stools
    • muscle cramps, pain, or weakness

    Zovirax Cream Precautions and Warnings

    Always read and understand the medication guide provided with the product before you begin taking treatment. When you buy Zovirax Cream online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.

    It takes time for the cream to work on the skin. Do not shower or wash your face immediately after applying it. It works best when you notice a cold sore forming early. Once you begin treatment, ensure that you apply your doses on a regular basis until you take the full prescribed dose.

    Zovirax Cream Drug Interactions

    The following drugs are known to interact with Zovirax Cream. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current vitamins, supplements, OTC drugs, herbal products, and anything including prescription medicines. You should also advise your doctor or dentist before surgery.

    Your doctor needs this information to prevent allergic reactions or adverse effects. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs.

    • Nitisinone
    • Valproic Acid
    • Phenytoin
    • Foscarnet
    • Fosphenytoin
    • Bupropion
    • Dichlorphenamide
    • Teriflunomide
    • Leflunomide

    Zovirax Cream Generic

    Acyclovir Cream is the Generic of Zovirax Cream 5% - Please check it's manufacturers above.

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    Zovirax Cream 5% (Acyclovir) FAQs

    What does Zovirax treat?

    Zovirax is used to treat the cold sores around the mouth that are associated with the herpes simplex virus.

    Can I use zovirax on shingles?

    Zovirax can be used to treat shingles. Talk to your doctor to see if this medication is the best choice to treat it.

    Why is zovirax so expensive?

    A variety of factors dictate how expensive medication may be. The raw ingredients, manufacturing process, packaging and logistics are also considered. Mediation is also much more expensive in the U.S compared to other countries, such as Canada.

    is Zovirax over the counter?

    A valid prescription is required to order this product.

    Can I put zovirax cream on genital herpes?

    The manufacturer advises against using this for genital herpes. You should talk to your doctor for treatment options for your genital herpes.

    Is there a generic for zovirax ointment?

    There is currently no generic equivalent available. Talk to your doctor if this product is cost prohibitive for you. They may be able to suggest a more affordable product.

    Disclaimer: The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using Prescription Drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Zovirax Cream 5% (Acyclovir) online. Do not use the information here to ignore or contradict advice provided by a licensed medical professional. Always seek medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.