Zovirax Ointment Information
Zovirax 5% Ointment (Acyclovir).
Zovirax (Acyclovir) is an anti-viral medication used to treat infections caused by herpes simplex virus. Topical Zovirax (cream / ointment) is indicated for the treatment of cold sore (herpes labialis) and recurrent genital herpes. All Zovirax products require prescription in Canada. Topical Zovirax is available as 5% w/w cream and ointment.
Zovirax Ointment Side Effects
Topical Zovirax (Acyclovir) may cause following adverse reactions: burning or stinging, itching, mild drying and flaking of skin.
Zovirax (Acyclovir) cream / ointment should be applied five times daily at approximately four hourly intervals, while awake. Treatment should be continued for 5-7 days. Zovirax should be applied to the lesion or impending lesion as early as possible after the start of an infection. Cream / ointment should completely cover the lesion. Use gloves or finger cot when applying topical Zovirax.
Zovirax (Acyclovir) cream / ointment is not recommended for application to mucous membranes such as in the mouth, eye or vagina, as it may be irritant. Store at room temperature.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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