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Acyclovir cream (On the skin)

Acyclovir (ay-SYE-kloe-vir)

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores).

Brand Name(s):

Zovirax

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to acyclovir or similar medicines (such as valacyclovir). Do not use this medicine to treat genital herpes.

How to Use This Medicine:

Cream

If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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