ACTIVE-INGREDIENT OF ZOVIRAX 5% CREAM
cream containing 5% w/w aciclovir .
INDICATION OF ZOVIRAX 5% CREAM
zovirax cream is indicated for the treatment of herpes simplex virus infections of the skin and mucous membranes including initial and recurrent genital herpes and herpes labialis .
DOSAGE OF ZOVIRAX 5% CREAM
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The recommended dose is : –
adults and children : zovirax cream should be applied five times daily at approximately four hourly intervals omitting the night time application . Zovirax cream should be applied to the lesions or impending lesions as soon as possible , preferably during the earliest stages ( prodrome or erythema) . treatment can also be started during the later (papule or blister ) stages . treatment should be continued for at least 4 days for herpes labialis and for 5 days for genital herpes . if healing has not occurred treatment may be continued for up 10 days . use in the elderly : no special comment .
OVER-DOSAGE OF ZOVIRAX 5% CREAM
no untoward effects would be expected if the entire contents of a tube of zovirax cream containing 500 mg of aciclovir were ingested orally , however the accidental , repeated overdose of oral aciclovir , over several days has resulted in gastrointestinal effects (nausea and vomiting ) and neurological effects 9headache and confusion ) aciclovir is dialysable by haemodialysis .
CONTRA-INDICATION OF ZOVIRAX 5% CREAM
zovirax cream is contraindicated in patients known to be hypersensitive to aciclovir , valaciclovir , propylene glycol or any of the excipients of zovirax cream .
STORAGE OF ZOVIRAX 5% CREAM
store at temperature below 25 c , and do not inner leaflet .
PACK OF ZOVIRAX 5% CREAM
carton box containing tube of 10 gm and inner leaflet .
ZOVIRAX 5% CREAM MANUFACTURED BY
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM FOR GLAXOSMITHKLINE EGYPT .