Aciclovir should only be applied to the surface of the skin. Wash your hands thoroughly before use.
Apply a thin layer to the infected area. The cream should be applied 5 times a day, every 4 hours for best results. The cream does not need to be rubbed in.
Wash your hands after application to avoid spreading the infection.
The cream can be used for up to 5 days. If the cold sore has not healed out after 5 days, you can continue to apply the cream for another 5 days.
Consult your GP if the cold sore gets worse, or has not healed after 10 days of use.
Aciclovir is used for treatment of herpes simplex virus infections (cold sores). The cream is applied to blisters and sores around the mouth and on the lips. Your GP should always be consulted in severe cases of cold sores.
Aciclovir should not be used if you are sensitive to any of the ingredients. Aciclovir cream contains aciclovir, stearoyl macrogolglycerides, dimeticone, cetyl alcohol, liquid paraffin, white soft paraffin, propylene glycol and purified water.
Aciclovir cream is also not suitable if you have a weakened immune system.
No, a prescription is not needed to order Aciclovir.
You should ask your GP for advice before using Aciclovir if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Aciclovir has been found to pass into breast milk.
Always read the information leaflet before use.
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