Aciclovir (or acyclovir) is an antiviral medicine that treats infections caused by the herpes virus (herpes simplex). Aciclovir is available as both an oral tablet and a topical cream.
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What is Aciclovir Cream?
Aciclovir cream contains the antiviral medication Aciclovir. The topical cream is applied to cold sores that may appear on the face or an affected herpes outbreak area. When Aciclovir cream is used, a cold sore will heal within a few days of continued application.
How does Aciclovir Cream work?
The Aciclovir cream will work to destroy the herpes virus. When applied in the early stages of a cold sore, the Aciclovir cream can prevent the cold sore from appearing.
Is Aciclovir Cream suitable for me?
If you're experiencing any symptoms of the herpes virus or a cold sore growth, Aciclovir may be right for you. Consult your physician for the best treatment.
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All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however these do not always occur.
- Burning or stinging for a short time after applying the cream
- Itchy, dry or flaky skin
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Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Aciclovir Cream
- Wash your hands before and after using the cream.
- Apply a thin layer of cream to< lesions every 4 hours (5 times daily) for 5 to 10 days, starting at the first sign of attack.
- Do not put Aciclovir Cream inside your mouth, in your eyes or vagina.
- Use the cream for at least 4-5 days. If the area has not healed by then, continue using the cream for another 5-6 days.
If the affected area has still not healed after 10 days of treatment, stop using the cream and consult your doctor.
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What is Aciclovir Cream used for?
Aciclovir Cream is typically used to treat herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections of the skin, such as cold sores, genital herpes, shingles, and chickenpox. However, it is always best to check with your doctor first to make sure that this medication is appropriate for you.
How long does Aciclovir Cream take to work?
Aciclovir Cream typically starts to work within 3-5 days. However, it is always best to check with your doctor first to make sure that this medication is appropriate for you.
Is this medication suitable for me?
Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.
How is the medication delivered?
All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.
Can I buy Aciclovir Cream over the counter?
Aciclovir Cream is a prescription medication and cannot be bought over the counter. However, some pharmacies may stock an equivalent generic cream that can be purchased without a prescription. It is always best to check with your pharmacist or doctor first to see if this is an option for you.
How many times a day should Aciclovir Cream be applied?
Aciclovir Cream should be applied to the affected area 3-5 times a day for 5-10 days. However, it is always best to check with your doctor first to make sure that this medication is appropriate for you.
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