Pharmacy Geoff :: Skincare :: Acivir Cream (Aciclovir) - 5% (10g Tube)

Acivir Cream (Aciclovir) - 5% (10g Tube)

Acivir Cream (Aciclovir) - 5% (10g Tube)

Acivir Cream (Aciclovir) - 5% (10g Tube)

What is Acivir (Acyclovir) Cream Used For?

Acivir Cream (Acyclovir) is a topical antiviral which can inhibit the herpes simplex and varicella zoster viruses. It is indicated for the treatment and control of genital herpes, herpes zoster and cold sores (herpes labialis). The active ingredient of this cream is classified as a nucleoside analog, and its mechanism of action is inhibiting the viral DNA polymerase. It also helps to stop the growth of the viral DNA chain. Because the replication of viral DNA is terminated, so too is the spread of the virus. This gives the body the opportunity to fight and control the infection. However, patients should note that it will not cure the infection.

Acivir (Acyclovir) Cream Dosage and Administration

Acivir Cream (Acyclovir) is used topically, in strict compliance with the instructions of your physician. The application of large quantities must be avoided, and it should also not be used for any longer than the period of time suggested by your physician. Treatment generally commences as soon as symptoms are noticed. Adults treating herpes simplex may be instructed by their physician to apply it at 3 hour intervals, as much as 6 times per day. Patients may be directed to continue treatment for a 7 day period. Ensure that you wash your hands well both before and after application of the cream.

Acivir (Acyclovir) Cream Side Effects

Patients using Acivir Cream (Acyclovir) should take note of the side effects that may occur. Inform your physician if any reactions occur. Some examples are given here:

  • Irritation
  • Flaky skin
  • Stinging sensation
  • Dryness of the skin
  • Redness at application spot

If you suffer from any serious adverse events, it will be necessary to consult your physician straight away for the required medical treatment.

Acivir (Acyclovir) Cream Warnings & Precautions

Acivir Cream (Acyclovir) is for topical application only, and under no circumstances should it be swallowed or applied contrary to the instructions provided by the physician in charge of treatment. Also, ensure that the cream does not get into the eyes, mouth or nose.

Use of this product to treat your symptoms will not prevent you from infecting others. The herpes virus is very contagious and you must take all the proper precautions to ensure that others are not infected by you.

SKU 20200224112309
Our price: $4.50

Detailed images

Acivir Aciclovir Cream
You may also like...
Cleocin T Topical Solution (Clindamycin) - 1% (30mL)
Cleocin T Topical Solution (Clindamycin) - 1% (30mL)
Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin) - 1% (20g Tube)
Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin) - 1% (20g Tube)
Nadibact Cream (Nadifloxacin) - 1% w/w (10g Tube)
Nadibact Cream (Nadifloxacin) - 1% w/w (10g Tube)