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Aciclovir is an antiviral agent that has been shown to be effective in preventing or treating infections of the skin caused by the herpes simplex virus, such as cold sores or genital herpes.
BEFORE USING YOUR MEDICINE
Make sure you have told your doctor if:
Adults (including elderly)
5 times daily at approximately 4 hourly intervals, omitting the night time application.
Duration: 5 days
If you forget a treatment of cream apply it as soon as you remember and then apply the next treatment at the usual time. You are very unlikely to suffer any bad effects if you accidentally swallow some Aciclovir Cream 5%, but if you notice any unusual effects or are worried contact your doctor.
AFTER USING YOUR MEDICINE
Aciclovir may occasionally cause side effects particularly when you first start using it.
These may include a burning or stinging where the cream has been applied, mild drying or flaking of the skin, redness of the skin and itching. If these side effects become troublesome or you notice any other unusual effects tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use Aciclovir Cream 5% after the expiry date shown on the label. Keep the cream below 25°C and in the original packaging. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
KEEP IT IN A SECURE PLACE WHERE CHILDREN CANNOT GET AT OR SEE IT. REMEMBER, this medicine is for YOU only. NEVER give it to anyone else. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours. Unless your doctor tells you to, do not keep medicines that you no longer need - give them back to your pharmacist for safe disposal.