ACIVIR 5 GM CREAM

SKU: AH_GH_GH_9642 Category:

Generic :  Acyclovir (5% w/w)

Treatment :  Herpes labialis 

Pack size  : 5 Gm (Cream)

Manufacturer : Cipla Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$1.39

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Acivir Cream is an antiviral medicine which helps in treating skin infections caused by Herpes simplex virus such as herpes labialis. It prevents the multiplication of the virus in skin cells and therefore helps in clearing the skin infection.

Acivir Cream is for external use only. You should use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. The affected area should be clean and dry before application of the ointment. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. Do not touch the sores unnecessarily with your hands or towel, to avoid spreading the infection.

Some common side effects include burning, irritation, itching and redness of the skin, at the site of application. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Do not use it in the eyes, mouth, nose or vagina as it may cause irritation. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.

 

BENEFITS OF ACIVIR CREAM

In Herpes labialis

Herpes labialis, commonly known as cold sores, is a viral infection that primarily affects the lip. Symptoms typically include a burning pain followed by small blisters or sores. Acivir Cream can speed up healing of herpes labialis and also prevent recurrence of the sores. Keep using this medicine as prescribed by the doctor to get maximum benefit.

 

HOW TO USE ACIVIR CREAM

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

 

HOW ACIVIR CREAM WORKS

Acivir Cream is an antiviral medication which treats skin infections caused by Herpes simplex virus. It works by preventing the multiplication of virus in the skin cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your skin infection.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

No interaction found/established
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Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acivir Cream is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acivir Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

No interaction found/established
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Kidney

No interaction found/established
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Liver

No interaction found/established

 

Interaction with drugs

  • Oxymetazoline
  • Zidovudine
  • Pseudoephedrine
  • Xylometazoline
  • Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate
  • Tenofovir Alafenamide
  • Famotidine
  • Lafutidine
  • Ranitidine

 

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Acivir

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

FAQ's

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Q. Is Acivir Cream effective?

Acivir Cream is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Acivir Cream too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. How to use Acivir Cream?

Before using Acivir Cream, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Acivir Cream gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.

Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Acivir Cream?

Be careful not to get Acivir Cream into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Acivir Cream if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly, to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines. Do not cover the area being treated with Acivir Cream with a bandage, as this may increase absorption of this medicine and increase the side effects. Do not use more than what is recommended to relieve your symptoms faster. Using more than what is advised will only increase the side effects. Let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should use Acivir Cream only if prescribed by the doctor.

Q. What should I do if I forget to use Acivir Cream?

If you forget to use Acivir Cream, do not worry and continue using Acivir Cream as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.

Q. Is Acivir Cream safe?

Acivir Cream is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Use it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 1 * 5 (gms)

pack form  – cream

Weight  –  10 (gms)

Dimensions –  9.5 (cms) x 2 (cms) x 3 (cms)

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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