ZOVIRAX cream 5% 2 g
ZOVIRAX cream 5% 2 g
What is and contents ZOVIRAX cream
ZOVIRAX belongs to a group of medicines referred to as antivirals. ZOVIRAX ointment is a white cream for topical application, which contains 5% of active ingredient , known as aciclovir ( acyclovir ) .
ZOVIRAX cream also contains some excipients . These are propylene glycol , sodium lauryl sulphate , cetostearyl alcohol , poloxamer 407, white wax , liquid paraffin, and purified water. CDNA package ZOVIRAX ointment contains 2 g or 10 g of product.
How does the drug
ZOVIRAX is an antiviral cream. Cold sores is a viral infection caused by herpes virus type
ZOVIRAX ointment is used for treatment of this type of infection . Clinical studies of ZOVIRAX showed that treatment accelerates and reduces the time that you are experiencing pain.
For what use ZOVIRAX Cream
Herpes is an infection which is caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 . After infection , it has developed in the nerves of the skin around the lips and face. Infection occurs mainly in childhood , usually after a kiss from shedder . The virus passes through the skin and positioned in the nerves. During menstruation , colds , flu or stress , infection develops.
Shingles is a contagious disease that is transmitted through contact with the affected area !
What you should know before using ZOVIRAX Cream
Before use, check whether treatment with ZOVIRAX is correct in your case and whether ZOVIRAX medicine is suitable for you.
Do not use ZOVIRAX Cream :
• If you are hypersensitive (allergic) to aciclovir ( acyclovir ), valaciclovir ( valacyclovir ) , propylene glycol or any of the other ingredients in the medicine
• For herpes infections of the eye or in the genital area .
• If you are under medical supervision because of a weak immune system ( your body's ability to fight your infection is reduced ) . If you are unsure about any of the above conditions , consult your lekar.Ako answer "yes " to any of these questions , tell your doctor about this before you start taking the drug :
• Are you pregnant or planning to become pregnant soon?
• Are you breast feeding ?
The drug should only be used externally. ZOVIRAX ointment should be applied in the eye or in the interior of the oral cavity . ZOVIRAX is not recommended for the treatment of mouth ulcers or are taking other medicines garloto.Ako
ZOVIRAX is unlikely to have significant interactions with other drugs if you are taking any.
How to use ZOVIRAX Cream
If your doctor advises otherwise , follow these instructions:
1. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after application of the cream to prevent deterioration or transmission of infection to others .
2 . Coat the affected area thoroughly with ZOVIRAX cream.
3 . To be administered 5 times per day , every 4 hours. If you forget a treatment , apply the cream as soon as you remember and continue with the original scheme .
4 . Apply the medicine for 5 days.If herpes has not disappeared , continue treatment with another 5 days. Consult your doctor if after those 10 days you still have herpes.
5 . Do not exceed the recommended dose!
6 . Apply the cream only on cold sores on the lips and face. Do not apply the cream inside the oral cavity. There may be irritation . However , ZOVIRAX cream is not harmful if swallowed .
7 . Do not apply the cream in your eyes . If you inadvertently got cream in your eyes , rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. If your eyes get inflamed then consult your doctor.
8 . ZOVIRAX cream mix with other skin creams or lotions.
If you are unsure how to use the medicine , ask a doctor or pharmacist.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
ZOVIRAX cream can be used during pregnancy only if the expected results of treatment outweigh the possible risks to ploda.Ogranicheni data from studies in humans have shown that the drug passes into breast milk after taking acyclovir orally (eg tablets). Therefore , when administering ZOVIRAX to nursing mothers are recommended to consult a doctor.
Effects on ability to drive and use machines
None reported .
What to do if you use more
It is unlikely that accidental application of too large a dose of leharstvoto cause you serious problems. If you take too high a dose of medicine or any other of your surroundings , especially children , has taken preparation by mistake your doctor immediately or call an ambulance .
What to do in case you forget to use ZOVIRAX Cream
If you forget to apply a dose, do not worry. Take the dose as soon as you remember and continue to apply the next dose exactly as specified time. However, if it is almost time for your next dose , wait until it occurs and apply directly next dose. Do not take a double dose.
Causes you ZOVIRAX cream side effects
After administration , ZOVIRAX cream like any other medicine can cause side reaktsii.Nyakoi patients are allergic to this medicine and they may appear red or itchy rash. If this occurs , discontinue use of the cream. Consult your lekar.Mogat occur tingling or slight warming of the skin in the first prilozhenie.Nyakoi patients report feeling cracking and drying of the skin or mild itching and zachervyavane.Informirayte your doctor if you notice any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet, or if there's something you worry about disturbing or do not understand.
How to store ZOVIRAX cream
• Keep ZOVIRAX cream , as well as any other drug out of reach of children.
• Keep ZOVIRAX cream dry place below 25 ° C. Do not freeze.
Do not apply the medicine after the expiry date printed on the tube, dispenser carton.
Remember - Herpes is a viral infection.
The virus can affect other parts of the body. To reduce the risk of spreading the infection , do not let other people touch herpes to using your facial tissue , etc. If you or your partner have herpes , you should avoid oral sex or kissing . Always wash your hands before and after you have had contact with herpes .
• Do not rub your eyes . Infection of the eye with a herpes simplex infection can lead to ulceration of the cornea.
• Avoid kissing - especially children - when you have herpes.
• Avoid herpes sores . This can lead not only to contamination with other microbes , but also to infection with the virus of the fingers .
• Prevent others izpolva your eating utensils and glass from which you drink.
This leaflet does not give you full information about the medicine. If you have any questions or are not sure, ask your doctor. You may need to read this leaflet again , so do not throw it away until you use or dispose of the drug in the package.