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Acyclovir Topical



Acyclovir Topical is used in the treatment of eye infections by herpes simplex virus

How it works

Acyclovir Topical prevents the multiplication of the virus in human cells. Thus stops the virus from producing new viruses.

Common side effects

Impaired concentration, Rash, Reduced blood platelets, Joint pain, Headache, Dizziness, Convulsion, Sepsis, Photosensitivity, Punctate keratitis, Muscle pain, Cellulitis, Application site tingling, Insomnia, Vomiting, Pain, Weakness, Skin flakes, Inflammation, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Dermatitis, Irritability, Numbness, Skin inflammation, Loss of appetite, Decreased white blood cell count, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Hair loss, Fatigue, Fever, Increased liver enzymes, Application site pain, Anemia, Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets), Itching, Dry skin, Urinary tract infection, Diarrhoea, Depression, Rigors, Burning sensation, Decreased appetite, Cough, Weight loss, Oral fungal infection, Altered taste, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Application site burning, Neuropathy, Irritation, Breathing difficulty

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Expert advice

  • Wash your hands before and after using acyclovir cream. Wash and dry the affected area before applying the cream/ointment. 
  • Avoid direct contact of cream with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Inform your doctor before using acyclovir topical, if you have conditions that can make your immune system weak such as HIV, AIDS or bone marrow transplantation.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not use if you are allergic to acyclovir or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions

Acyclovir Topical


Is acyclovir topical effective?
Acyclovir topical is an antiviral drug used to treat infections caused by herpes simplex virus. It is effective if used as advised by your doctor. The effectiveness of acyclovir may vary upon individual response


Is Acivir cream same as acyclovir cream?
Acivir is a trade name for active drug acyclovir


Is Zovirax a steroid?
Zovirax is a trade name for active drug acyclovir. It is not a steroid.

Content on this page was last updated on 20 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)