ZOVIRAX Cream Tube 2gm
Zovirax® Cold Sore Cream is an effective treatment for cold sores. It contains the antiviral agent aciclovir, which works to stop the virus replicating and therefore works to treat the virus. Only Zovirax® cream has the unique MAC-P® formula which helps to carry aciclovir to the site of the cold sore.
Zovirax® cream can be applied at the tingle or blister and can cut healing time by half (compared to no treatment). If applied at the tingle, Zovirax® cream can help prevent the development of the cold sore. If you dont get any warning of the cold sore coming and a blister appears, then still apply Zovirax® antiviral cream immediately. The antiviral and moisturising properties will help heal the cold sore faster (compared to no treatment).
- Wash your hands before and after treating the cold sore so as to avoid making it worse or giving the infection to someone else.
- Apply the cream to the affected areas 5 times daily about every 4 hours. If you forget a treatment, apply some as soon as you remember, then continue as before.
- Continue treatment for 4 days. If your cold sore has not healed after this time, or your cold sore becomes very severe, consult your doctor.
Always read the label carefully and use strictly as directed. If symptoms persist or side effects develop, see your healthcare professional.
Do not use Zovirax®:
If you are pregnant
If you are breastfeeding
Cold sores are very infectious. Some tips for dealing with cold sores:
Always wash your hands before and after touching cold sores.
Avoid touching your eyes and be careful when applying makeup.
Don't use saliva to wet contact lenses.
Don't break the blisters and pick scabs, you could infect your cold sore with other germs.
Don't share your eating or drinking utensils.
Don't share the same towel with other people.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Auckland
Medicines have benefits and some have risks. Always read the label carefully and use strictly as directed. If symptoms persist or you have side effects please consult your doctor, or healthcare professional. Vitamins are supplementary to and not a replacement for a balanced diet.