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Acivir Cream

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Overview

Uses of Acivir Cream

Acivir Cream side effects

Common
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Acivir Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Acivir Cream works

Acivir Cream is an antiviral medication which treats skin infections caused by Herpes simplex virus. It works by preventing the multiplication of virus in the skin cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your skin infection.

Acivir Cream related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Acivir Cream is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Acivir Cream is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Acivir Cream?

If you miss a dose of Acivir Cream, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • Acivir Cream helps treat recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores).
  • Treatment should be started as early as possible following onset of signs and symptoms.
  • Apply it thinly to affected area five times a day, or as suggested by your doctor.
  • Do not use it in the eyes, mouth, nose or vagina as it may cause irritation. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Do not touch the sores unnecessarily with your hands or towel, to avoid spreading the infection.
  • Inform your doctor if your symptoms have not improved after 10 days of treatment.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Acivir

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Please suggest some medicines of canker sores or fever blister on mustache regionTablet or ointments etc.
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
This is herpes labialisPlz visit for proper treatment meanwhile apply acivir gel twice a dayPlz visit for proper treatment
I have some kind of recurring infection above my lips , not painful but oozes. Thus time painful too.(Herpes???) What medicine should I take?
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
It could be herpesAcivir gel at night
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References
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