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Zovirax is used to treat cold sores and genital herpes. It comes as either a cream or tablets. It can relieve the discomfort that comes with the herpes virus.
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Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex): Here are some other options.
Zovirax comes as a cream or tablets and is used to help remove the visible symptoms of herpes and leave you with clear skin that’s free from discomfort. It’s not a cure for the herpes virus but can work to clear up the sores that show during an outbreak and speed up the healing process.
The cream is used to help treat cold sores (usually found on the face or mouth) whereas the tablets are more commonly used to treat genital herpes and can reduce the severity of an outbreak, as well as the frequency of recurring outbreaks.
The main ingredient in Zovirax is aciclovir, a common ingredient used to treat both cold sores and genital herpes. Aciclovir acts by inhibiting viral DNA replication, which helps to clear the visible sores and swelling caused by the virus along with preventing future outbreaks. It can also decrease the risk of the virus spreading to other parts of your body.
There are different doses of Zovirax available, depending on the type and severity of your herpes outbreak. Our clinicians can talk to you about the best treatment and dose for your herpes, but the doses available are:
Corey, L., Nahmias, A.J., Guinan, M.E., Benedetti, J.K., Critchlow, C.W. and Holmes, K.K. (1982). A Trial of Topical Acyclovir in Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Infections. New England Journal of Medicine, 306(22), pp.1313–1319.
Kinghorn, G.R., Barbara Turner, E., Barton, I.G., Potter, C.W., Burke, C.A. and Fiddian, A.Paul. (1983). Efficacy of topical acyclovir cream in first and recurrent episodes of genital herpes. Antiviral Research, 3(5-6), pp.291–301.
How you take Zovirax depends on whether you’re using the cream or taking tablets. Our clinicians can guide you on how to use it, and you can find full instructions in the package information leaflet that comes with your medication too. You should read through this before you start taking your treatment.
If you have Zovirax tablets, usually you should take one tablet five times per day for 3-5 days to treat a recurrent herpes outbreak. It works best when you first have an outbreak.
Zovirax cream can be applied, topically, five times per day around the area of the cold sore.
To take Zovirax tablets:
To use Zovirax cream:
The time it takes for Zovirax to work can vary, and it depends on how severe your herpes outbreak is. Treatment should be effective within five days of beginning your course. If your outbreak lasts longer than this despite using medication, you should send our clinician a message to get some advice.
If you make a mistake when you use Zovirax cream or Zovirax tablets there are some things you can do:
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