Zovirax Ointment Acyclovir and/or alternatives
Zovirax 5%Manufacturer: Valeant Canada LP Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada
Acyclovir 5%Generic Alternative to Zovirax Ointment 5%
Marketed as Herperax in India Manufacturer: Micro Labs Source Country : India
Shipped from : India
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Description of Zovirax Ointment
Zovirax Ointment belongs to the class of purine nucleoside analogs, and its active ingredient is Acyclovir. It is available in the form of a topical ointment. Each gm of Zovirax Ointment contains 50mg Acyclovir in a base of Polyethylene glycol.
Indications & Dosage of Zovirax Ointment
You can buy Zovirax Ointment for treating symptoms of genital herpes and herpes simplex viral infections of the skin, genitals and lips, and if you have a weak immune system. The medicine works by stopping the growth of the virus inside the patient’s body.
Your doctor will advise you to apply the ointment on your lesions every 3 hours during the day, 6 times a day. The duration of treatment is usually 7 days. The quantity of ointment you will have to use depends on the total area of the lesion. This is usually a half inch ribbon of the ointment per 4 sq. inches of the surface area. Use a rubber glove or finger cot for applying Zovirax Ointment, as it will prevent autoinoculation of other body parts.
To apply Zovirax Ointment, wash and dry your hands and the area to be treated. Apply the medicine covering the area and rub it in gently. No bandage or covering is required unless advised by your doctor.
Side Effects & Interactions of Zovirax Ointment
Swelling, burning, pain, itching or stinging may commonly occur at the site of application. These should subside within a few minutes of applying the medicine. However, contact your doctor if any of these persist or worsen. Seek medical attention immediately if you develop rash, pruritus or edema at the site of application, as these conditions will need to be treated as soon as possible.
Some hypersensitive patients may develop an allergic reaction to Zovirax Ointment. Discontinue using the medicine if you experience hives, severe dizziness, difficulty breathing or facial swelling during treatment. Seek medical attention if these symptoms persist even after discontinuing application.
Zovirax Ointment is a topical application; it does not generally interact with any orally taken medicines. However, in some cases, a small amount of the drug may get absorbed into your bloodstream. In order to ensure safety of using the drug, you should inform your doctor about all the medicines you are using at present, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, health or diet supplements, or herbal products. Based on this information, he or she will be able to decide whether Zovirax Ointment is right for you or not, and what dosage should be recommended to you.
Inform your doctor about any topical applications you are using at present, including medicinal applications or cosmetics. Avoid applying cosmetics to the affected area, as severe irritation may occur.
Warnings & Precautions of Zovirax Ointment
Your doctor will not recommend you to buy Zovirax Ointment if you have an allergy to Acyclovir, valacyclovir or to any other active or inactive ingredient of the drug or to any foods or products.
You should inform your doctor beforehand if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. He or she may decide to make some special dosage adjustments before prescribing Zovirax Ointment. It is not yet known whether this drug is safe for such women and their children or not.