Zovirax; contains a medicine called aciclovir. Aciclovir is an antiviral medicine, which kills or stops the growth of viruses. Zovirax; is available as a cream, eye ointment, tablets, an oral suspension and as solution for injection. Zovirax; cream is used to treat cold sores and genital infections caused by the Herpes simplex virus (HSV). Zovirax eye ointment (containing 3% w/w aciclovir) kills or stops the growth of viruses on the front of your eyeball (cornea). Zovirax; tablets are available in two strengths containing either 200mg or 800mg of aciclovir. Zovirax; suspension contains 200mg of aciclovir in 5ml and the double strength suspension contains 400mg of aciclovir in 5ml. Zovirax; tablets and suspension can be used to treat chickenpox and shingles. Zovirax; 200mg tablets and both strengths of the suspension can also be used to treat cold sores and genital herpes. Zovirax; 200mg tablets and suspension is used stop these problems returning after you have had them. Zovirax; 200mg tablets and suspension is also used to prevent these infections in people whose immune systems work less well, which means their bodies are less able to fight infections. Zovirax; I.V. can also be given intravenously (I.V.) as a continuous slow infusion into the vein. Zovirax; I.V. is used to treat chickenpox and severe cases of genital herpes; serious virus infections in children up to 3 months of age; and inflammation of the brain caused by HSV. In people whose immune systems work less well, Zovirax; I.V. is used to treat and stop cold sores and genital herpes.”
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