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Acivir Cream 5gm

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Generic For Zovirax
Generic Name Acyclovir
Manufacturer Cipla, India
Pack Size Qty Price Per Pill or Unit Price Cart
1 Tube/s US$ 5.00 US$ 5.00
3 Tube/s US$ 3.33 US$ 10.0033%US$ 15.00
6 Tube/s US$ 2.67 US$ 16.0047%US$ 30.00
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Acivir Cream- 5 gm

Acivir Cream has been available for the treatment of cold sores/fever blisters. The active ingredient acyclovir speeds up healing of the sores and decreases symptoms such as burning sensation, tingling, and pain. It is an antiviral medication that is applied topically to stop the growth of the virus. The topical therapy is not a cure for herpes and does not prevent spreading of infection to others.

Uses of the drug

The main active ingredient present in Acivir cream is Acyclovir is a synthetic nucleoside analogue, used actively against herpes viruses. This medicine is quite effective to reduce the discomfort and severity of cold sores, also called fever blisters found on lips and face, caused by Herpes Simplex virus infection.

Cold sore and blisters:

Cold sores are the infections caused by the herpes simplex virus. In this infection, fluid-filled blister are formed on the various areas of face, body and also on the mucous membrane. These blisters leave the area red and swollen. The blisters usually heal in a few weeks, but they can reappear.

Genital herpes:

Genital herpes is the infection passed down during sexual intercourse from one infected partner to the other. These sores can be found on the membranes of the genitals and sometimes around the opening of the rectum.

Working of the drug

Acyclovir present in Acivir cream directly attacks the replication mechanism of the virus. Thus, the virus is not able to replicate or multiply.

The replication mechanism requires DNA polymerase for its optimum activity, but herpes works by blocking the DNA polymerases and hence replication of the virus. This controls the infection and helps the immune system to deal with it. Eventually, your immune system will kick in to kill the virus and the cold sore will form a scab as it heals

Dosage Information

The dosage must be according to the prescription of the doctor. The dosage may vary from 200 to 800 mg according to the severity of the situation. It must be applied five times a day, every four times a day for 5-10 days. Follow the directions given below when applying Acivir cream:

  • Wash your hands
  • Squeeze a small amount of cream on your finger
  • Apply to the affected area
  • Apply five times a day, after about a 4 hours gap
  • Do not exceed the dose other than recommended

Apply Acivir cream at about the same time each day so that we do not forget to apply the dose on the recommended time period. You can buy acivir cream from an online pharmacy store. Ask the doctor if there is any kind of confusion about the time of cream application. Continue treatment for five days and if the cold sore does not heal after this time, treatment may continue for up to a further five days. If you are not fully recovered even after 10 days or if your cold sore has become very severe, consult your doctor. If you feel any alarming symptoms, then immediately consult the doctor about this drug and its possible side effects of over dosage. If the situation worsens then visit the nearest healthcare center or call the FDA emergency helpline number

In case you forget to take the dose, skip the dose and take the next dose on the recommended time period. Do not double up the dose for the missed one.

Side effects of Acivir Cream

Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice Itchy, dry, peeling, or cracked lips, mild pain, burning, or stinging, contact dermatitis or allergic inflammation of the skin. In such cases, you must go for immediate medical help. Do not get alarmed by the list. You may /may not experience all of them. Tell your doctor immediately in the above situations.

Common drug interactions

Ask your doctor to get the full list of the drugs needed to be avoided while using Acivir cream as they may interfere with the topical treatment and can worsen the situation. Your doctor is fully aware of the drug to be avoided. Also, tell him about the herbal or OTC medicine that you are taking or you have been taking. Never start a new medicine without the information of the doctor.

Warnings and Precautions

Wash the hands before and after applying the cream. Acivir cream is for external use only. Avoid touching the sores unnecessarily. Do not use for the application in infections of eyes. Do not use topical Acyclovir if you are allergic to this drug or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Consult your doctor if you have any other kind of skin infections/ rashes or eczema.


Acivir Cream 5gm


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