Aciclovir 5% Cream - 2g - 3 Pack

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What is Cold Sore Cream Aciclovir 5% Cream?

This cold sore cream is used as an antiviral agent that for treating cold sores. It can be used to prevent a cold sore at the first signs, tingling and itching, or when it has already appeared, to aid the healing process.

Who is this cream suitable for?

It is suitable for adults and children suffering from the effects of a cold sore. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients in the cream. These are:

  • Aciclovir
  • Stearoylmacrogolglycerides
  • Dimethicone
  • Cetyl alcohol
  • Liquid paraffin
  • White soft paraffin
  • Propyleneglycol
  • Purified water

Do not use this cream for anything else other than a cold sore.

Can this cold sore cream be used by someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor before using this cream.

Can this cold sore cream be used with other medication?

There is no evidence of any adverse effects but if you are unsure, consult your doctor.

How do I use this cold sore cream?

To use this cream effectively, apply it to the affected area 5 times a day, continue this for 4 days. If the cold sore has not fully healed, continue using for up to 10 days. If it has not healed in that time, contact your doctor.

Are there any side effects?

Any side effect will most likely be because of an allergic reaction. Reactions such as a skin rash, itching, or swelling in the face. If you notice a side effect, contact your doctor as soon as possible.

More Information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist-4-U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.

Aciclovir 5% Cream - 2g - 3 Pack Reviews

By MRS PRENDERGAST,
December 05, 2023
Worked well - I'd order again if needed.
By Mark,
October 17, 2023
Cheap considering it has the same ingredients as "premium" brands. 1/2 price.
By AL,
August 30, 2022
I've not as yet put this to the test but as someone who occasionally will get a lip cold sore, I know that speed is of the essence when starting the treatment-so I need to have stock! I used to buy Cymex Ultra which was excellent but sadly doesn't seem to be available any more, This treatment has the same strength of the active ingredient(Aciclovir 5%), so in theory, should act the same.
By CJM,
July 05, 2022
Great value substitute for Zovirax or more well branded creams at 6-7 pounds per tube. This is just as good
By Mrs WNF,
April 19, 2022
Good value pack. Cheaper than branded

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