Composition

Acyclovir 5% w/w; cream, ointment.

Indications


Mild to moderate initial and recurrent herpes simplex (HSV-1, HSV-2) skin infections.
More severe infections may need systemic treatment. Used as adjunctive therapy to improve cutaneous healing of localised her­pes zoster in immunosuppressed persons being treated systematically with treatment regimens for herpes zoster.


Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to the product.

Precautions

Not intended to be applied to mucous membranes: mouth, eye or vagina. Topical use is considered safe in pregnancy and breastfeeding.


Dosage and Administration

Adults and children: Apply to affected area(s) five or six times daily (every 3 or 4 hours) for a period of 5-10 days Sufficient quantity of cream/ointment is applied to cover lesions adequately. Therapy should
be initiated as early as possible following the onset of signs and symptoms.

Packaging


cr/ot: 10 g.