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Aclovir Ointment


Overview

Uses of Aclovir Ointment

Aclovir Ointment side effects

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

How to use Aclovir Ointment

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 gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Aclovir Ointment works

Aclovir Ointment 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.

Aclovir Ointment related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Aclovir Ointment 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
Aclovir Ointment 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 Aclovir Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Aclovir Ointment, 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Aclovir Ointment 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 Aclovir

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I have fever blister on my upper lip region and often suffering around interval 3 to 4month please suggest some medicines and ointments.
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
This is herpes labialis ( recurrent )If u'r having frequent episodes then visit visit a dermatologist for oral suppressive therapy
i m suffering from herpes labialis do i need to take any medicine except topical application of acyclovir
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Skin Specialist
Usually if it is not very severe, you may continue topical therapy
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References
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SCO 850, Shivalik Enclave, N.A.C. Manimajra, Chandigarh - 160101 INDIA
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