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Acivir Cream (Acyclovir)

Buy Acivir Cream (Acyclovir 5%), Acyclovir is used to viral infections of skin, mucus membrane and genitals caused by herpes simplex virus including shingles. It is also used for treating recurrent herpes simplex infections and to prevent herpes simplex infections in people prone to infections due to a weak immune system (immunocompromised). Acyclovir can also be used to treat chickenpox (also viral infectio...
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3 Tube/s  $6.80
6 Tube/s  $12.50
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Acivir Cream Uses

Acivir Cream (Acyclovir) is a topical antiviral which can inhibit the herpes simplex and varicella zoster viruses. It is indicated for the treatment and control of genital herpes, herpes zoster and cold sores (herpes labialis). The active ingredient of this cream is classified as a nucleoside analog, and its mechanism of action is inhibiting the viral DNA polymerase. It also helps to stop the growth of the viral DNA chain. Because the replication of viral DNA is terminated, so too is the spread of the virus. This gives the body the opportunity to fight and control the infection. However, patients should note that it will not cure the infection.

  • Before you start treating your eyes, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet supplied with the product. It will give you more information about using aciclovir and will provide you with a full list of any side-effects which you may experience. If your eyes have an obvious discharge or 'crust', it can help if you bathe them with cool clean water before you use the ointment.
  • Use aciclovir eye ointment exactly as your doctor tells you to. Apply it five times a day into the affected eye. Space out the doses evenly during the day.
  • Try not to miss any doses but if you do forget, just use the ointment as soon as you remember. Do not 'double up' the amount of ointment you use to make up for forgetting.
  • When you first put the ointment into your eye, it can blur your vision. This should quickly clear. Make sure you can see clearly before you drive and before you use machines or tools.
  • If you are using any other eye drops or eye ointments, leave at least five minutes between applying each preparation. You should use eye ointments like aciclovir last.
  • Take care to avoid spreading the infection from one eye to the other and to other members of your family. Washing your hands regularly (particularly after touching your eyes) and not sharing towels or pillows will help to prevent the infection from spreading.
  • Eye infections can cause your eyes to become more sensitive to sunlight than usual. Wearing sunglasses can help ease this.
  • Continue to use the ointment five times a day until your symptoms have completely gone, and then for at least another three days afterwards. This will make sure that all the virus infecting your eye is killed and will prevent your symptoms from returning.
  • If your symptoms do not improve, and especially if they become worse, you should arrange to see your doctor for advice as soon as possible.
  • If you normally wear contact lenses, you should wear glasses until your symptoms have completely gone. It is recommended that you wait at least 24 hours after you last use the ointment before you put your lenses in again.
Manufacturer Cipla Pharma, India
Equivalent Brands Zovirax
Composition Acyclovir
Discontinue Url No
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