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Zoster Cream

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Zoster Cream is an antiviral medicine which helps in treating skin infections caused by Herpes simplex virus such as herpes labialis. It prevents the multiplication of the virus in skin cells and therefore helps in clearing the skin infection.

Zoster Cream is for external use only. You should use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. The affected area should be clean and dry before application of the ointment. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. Do not touch the sores unnecessarily with your hands or towel, to avoid spreading the infection.

Some common side effects include burning, irritation, itching and redness of the skin, at the site of application. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. 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.

Uses of Zoster Cream

Benefits of Zoster Cream

In Herpes labialis

Herpes labialis, commonly known as cold sores, is a viral infection that primarily affects the lip. Symptoms typically include a burning pain followed by small blisters or sores. Zoster Cream can speed up healing of herpes labialis and also prevent recurrence of the sores. Keep using this medicine as prescribed by the doctor to get maximum benefit.

Side effects of Zoster Cream

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Zoster

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

How to use Zoster 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 Zoster Cream works

Zoster 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zoster Cream is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zoster Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Zoster Cream?

If you miss a dose of Zoster 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.

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Quick Tips

  • Zoster 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nucleoside analog
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zoster with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Adesera, Adheb, Adfovir
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Dinex EC, Dinosin, Virosine DR
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Entehep
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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I've harpeas(nagin) on back and stomach due to which itching takes place which treatment and medicine should I use???
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
medicine is fine for herpes zoster . Complete the entire course
How to treat Herpes treatment sir?? Its came to me on sonta right side only, please help me sir
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Hello PATIENT a picture.Herpes simplex and herpes zoster r different and have different dosage
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FAQs

Q. Is Zoster Cream effective?

Zoster Cream is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Zoster Cream too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. How to use Zoster Cream?

Before using Zoster Cream, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Zoster Cream gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.

Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Zoster Cream?

Be careful not to get Zoster Cream into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Zoster Cream if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly, to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines. Do not cover the area being treated with Zoster Cream with a bandage, as this may increase absorption of this medicine and increase the side effects. Do not use more than what is recommended to relieve your symptoms faster. Using more than what is advised will only increase the side effects. Let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should use Zoster Cream only if prescribed by the doctor.

Q. What should I do if I forget to use Zoster Cream?

If you forget to use Zoster Cream, do not worry and continue using Zoster Cream as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.

Q. Is Zoster Cream safe?

Zoster Cream is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Use it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

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Country of Origin: India
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