Acyclovir Cream

Acyclovir Cream | Zovirax Cream | Acyclovir Ointment | Generic Zovirax | Zovirax Ointment

Herpes and cold sore are a viral and contagious skin infection which is caused by herpes simplex virus. Cold sores are mainly caused as a result of kissing, exchange of saliva, stress and tension also causes eruptions of cold sore blisters. They are caused by HSV-1 virus. While herpes is caused by HSV-2 virus which affects the genital areas such as penis, vagina, thighs, groin and scrotum. The herpes simplex virus remains dormant into the host body and stays throughout his life time. Acyclovir cream is used in the effective treatment of herpes and cold sores. Acyclovir cream also treats chicken pox blister and shingles.

GENERIC NAME: Acyclovir Cream

PRODUCT NAME: Zovirax, Acyclovir

Action Mechanism:

  • Generic zovirax is a topical application anti viral cream applied on the herpes blisters.
  • The generic zovirax is composed of acyclovir in it which converted into acyclo guanosine monophosphate which is effective on the viral DNA.
  • The herpes simplex virus stays active in the nerve cells are multiply rapidly by spreading the infection to other healthy cells.
  • The acyclovir ointment when applied on the blisters it restricts the activity of the viral DNA by clocking the DNA polymerase and also controls the spreading of infection and protects against a further outbreak making the survival of the virus shaky.
  • The zovirax cream when applied on the blisters its starts drying up and the blisters dry up and start falling out.
  • The acyclovir ointment is safe to be applied on the genital herpes which gives relief from pain and itching caused by the watery blisters

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  • Avoid any kind of sexual contact after getting diagnosed with herpes as acyclovir cream treats the infection but cannot protect its transmission
  • Avoid acyclovir ointment if you are allergic to it or consult a pharmacist regarding the medication.
  • Acyclovir ointment is not safe if you have herpes blisters in eyes, ear, nose and mouth.
  • If you are pregnant and suffering with genital herpes then there are 100% risks of transmitting the infection to the baby. Before getting treatment for genital herpes consult your doctor even though there are no strong evidences of acyclovir presence into the breast milk.
  • Avoid using any form of cosmetics such as lipstick, lip balms etc until you ask your doctor.
  • If you have HIV AIDS and taking medications for the same then consult a doctor before taking generic zovirax.
  • If you are on any other medications contact a doctor for getting treatment with zovirax cream.

Side Effects:

The side effects associated with this cold sore ointment is rare though the following side effects may be noticed for some of you such as:

  • Redness and flaking of the skin
  • Tingling, burning and itchy skin
  • Dryness in vagina and itching
  • Chapping and cracked lips

Dosages and Administration:

Before applying acyclovir cream wash the skin dry and apply it at least 4 times a day with a gap of 3-4 hours. Try to keep the blisters open and airy and avoid bandaging the blisters.

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