Zovirax cream 10 g

 

Zovirax

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.”

  1. Patient InformationZovirax (aciclovir) patient information, links and resources to support UK patients and carers when prescribed.
  2. SafetyZovirax (aciclovir) safety information to support UK patients and carers when prescribed.