Topical Acyclovir

Topical Acyclovir

Topical acyclovir is a drug used to treat blisters on the skin, including on the lips and genitals, caused by the herpes simplex virus. This medicine should only be used under a doctor's prescription.

Topical acyclovir works by stopping the growth and spread of the virus at symptomatic sites. This drug can also speed up pain relief and healing of blisters caused by the herpes virus.

Please note, this drug cannot cure or prevent transmission of the herpes simplex virus to other people, because this virus can survive in the body without causing symptoms.

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What is AC y clovir ?

group Prescription drugs
Category Antiviral drugs
Benefit Overcoming the symptoms of herpes simplex on the skin
Used by Adults and children over 12 years old
Topical acyclovir for pregnant and lactating women Category B: Animal studies have shown no risk to the fetus, but there have been no controlled studies in pregnant women.

Topical acyclovir may pass into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Drug form Creams, ointments, eye ointments

Precautions Before Using Topical Acyclovir

  • Tell your doctor about any allergies you have. Topical acyclovir should not be given to patients who are allergic to this drug or to valacyclovir.
  • Tell your doctor if you have a condition that causes a weakened immune system, such as HIV/AIDS .
  • Tell your doctor that you are taking topical acyclovir if you are immunizing.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy.
  • If you have genital herpes, use a condom during sex until treatment is complete to prevent transmission.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking certain medications, supplements, or herbal products.
  • See your doctor right away if you experience a drug allergic reaction , overdose, or serious side effect after using topical acyclovir.

Dosage and Instructions for Use of AC y clovir Topical k al

Topical doses of acyclovir to treat herpes in adults and children based on the form of the drug are:

Acyclovir 3% eye ointment form

  • Condition: herpes eye .
    A total of 1 cm of ointment is applied to the eyes, 5 times a day every 4 hours. Treatment is carried out until 3 days after recovery.

Ointment or skin cream form

  • Condition: genital herpes and lips.
    As a 5% cream: 5 times daily every 4 hours, for 4–10 days.
    As a 5% ointment: 6 times a day every 3 hours, for 7 days.

How to use AC y clovir Correctly

Always follow your doctor's instructions and read the information on the medicine package before using topical acyclovir. Use acyclovir ointment as soon as possible since the first symptoms of herpes appear.

Before applying acyclovir ointment or cream , clean and dry the area of ​​skin to be applied. Apply the medicine slowly until it covers the infected skin area.

To use the eye ointment, look upwards, then pull on the lower eyelid. Press the medication tube until the ointment comes out about 1 cm and place it directly into the lower eyelid. After that, close your eyes for about 1 minute.

Make sure the tip of the tube does not touch the eye, eyelid, or other surface to avoid contamination.

Always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and running water before and after using the medicine. If possible, use disposable cotton or rubber gloves to prevent the virus from spreading to other parts of the body or spreading to other people.

To prevent the effects of topical acyclovir from disappearing, do not bathe or swim after applying the drug.

To speed healing of genital herpes, use topical acyclovir for as long as your doctor recommends. However, do not use topical acyclovir for longer than your doctor recommends.

Store topical acyclovir in a dry place, at room temperature, and away from direct sunlight. Keep this medicine out of reach of children.

Topical Acyclovir Interactions with Other Drugs

Information about the possible interactions of topical acyclovir with other drugs is limited.

To be safe, avoid using other topical medications or skin care products on the area being treated with topical acyclovir without consulting your doctor first.

Side Effects and Dangers of AC y clovir

The following are some of the side effects that can occur after using topical acyclovir:

  • Dry or chapped lips
  • Dry or peeling skin
  • Burning or painful skin
  • Irritation, redness, or swelling

Consult a doctor if these side effects do not improve or are getting worse. Check with your doctor if you have an allergic drug reaction which can be characterized by hives, hoarseness, shortness of breath or difficulty swallowing, or swelling of the face, throat, lips, eyes, hands and feet.

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