Zoster 5% Cream 5g (Acyclovir 5% Cream 5g)

Zoster 5% Cream 5g (Acyclovir 5% Cream 5g)


Manufacturer: Leeford Healthcare Ltd.
Active ingredient: Acyclovir 5% Cream
Dosage Form: Cream/Topical
Pack Size: 5g tube


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Zoster 5% Cream (Generic Name: Acyclovir 5% Cream also known as Aciclovir 5% Cream) is used to treat cold sores (fever blisters; blisters that are caused by a virus called herpes simplex) on the face or lips. Acyclovir ointment is used to treat first outbreaks of genital herpes (a herpes virus infection that causes sores to form around the genitals and rectum from time to time) and to treat certain types of sores caused by the herpes simplex virus in people with weak immune systems.

WHAT IS ZOSTER 5% CREAM? :-  Zoster 5% Cream  is in a class of antiviral medications called synthetic nucleoside analogues. It works by stopping the spread of the herpes virus in the body. This medication does not cure cold sores or genital herpes, does not prevent outbreaks of these conditions, and does not stop the spread of these conditions to other people. 5% is the strength of the drug.

RECOMMENDED WAYS TO USE : Zoster 5% Cream comes as a cream to apply to the skin and is usually applied five times a day for 4 days. May be applied at any time during a cold sore outbreak, but it works best when it is applied at the very beginning of a cold sore outbreak, when there is tingling, redness, itching, or a bump but the cold sore has not yet formed.  Follow your doctor’s instructions.

To use Zoster 5% Cream, follow these instructions:

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Clean and dry the area of skin where you will be applying the cream.
  3. Apply a layer of cream to cover the skin where the cold sore has formed or seems likely to form.
  4. Rub the cream into the skin until it disappears.
  5. Leave the skin where you applied the medication uncovered. Do not apply a bandage or dressing unless your doctor tells you that you should.
  6. Wash your hands with soap and water to remove any cream left on your hands.
  7. Be careful not to wash the cream off of your skin. Do not bathe, shower, or swim right after applying acyclovir cream.
  8. Avoid irritation of the cold sore area while using acyclovir cream.


BEFORE USING Zoster 5% Cream:-

  • Be aware if you are allergic to acyclovir, valacyclovir (Valtrex), any other medications, or any of the ingredients in Acyclovir 5% Cream. Look at ingredients listed and ask your doctor if you are allergic to any.
  • Be aware of what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you  for side effects.
  • Check with your doctor if you have or have ever had any condition that affects your immune system such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
  • Check with your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using this medication, call your doctor.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I FORGET A DOSE? : Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply extra cream or ointment to make up for a missed dose.

WHAT SIDE EFFECTS CAN THIS MEDICATION CAUSE?:-  Topical Zoster 5% Cream  may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • dry or cracked lips
  • flaky, peeling, or dry skin
  • burning or stinging skin
  • redness, swelling, or irritation in the place where you applied the medication

Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

  • hives
  • rash
  • itching
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • swelling of the face, throat, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • hoarseness

Topical Zoster 5% Cream may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while using this medication.

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF THIS MEDICATION? Keep this medication in the container it came in, with the cap on and tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Never leave this medication in your car in cold or hot weather.

Un-needed medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them. However, you should not flush this medication down the toilet. Instead, the best way to dispose of your medication is through a medicine take-back program. Talk to your local pharmacist or contact your local garbage/recycling department to learn about take-back programs in your community.

It is important to keep all medication out of sight and reach of children as many containers (such as weekly pill minders and those for eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers) are not child-resistant and young children can open them easily. To protect young children from poisoning, always lock safety caps and immediately place the medication in a safe location – one that is up and away and out of their sight and reach.

If someone swallows Topical Zoster 5% Cream, call your local poison control center. If the person has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services.


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