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Cipla, India
Usa Brand
Generic Name
  SKU No.   MED1007
  USA Brand Name   Zovirax
  Generic Name   Acyclovir
  Strength   5gm
  Manufacturer   Cipla, India

Brand Name

Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)

What is the generic name of Acivir cream - 5gm?

Acyclovir is the generic version of Acivir cream- 5gm. It is manufactured by Cipla, India and is readily available via online pharmacies, drug stores, and medical stores.

US brands equivalent to Acivir cream - 5gm (Acyclovir)

The brands available in US markets equivalents to Acivir cream- 5gm are-

  • Zovirax

  • Sitavir

Acivir cream- 5gm is easily available via online pharmacies, drug stores, and other medical supply stores as OTC medicine.

About Acivir cream - 5gm (Acyclovir)

  • Acivir cream - 5gm having  active ingredient Acyclovir is a type of antiviral medication. The medication works by stopping the herpes virus from spreading in the body.

  • The Acivir ointment can be used to treat cold sores or fever blisters on the face or lips caused by herpes simplex.

  • Some people also use it to treat genital herpes caused by herpes simplex virus in people with weak immune system.

Manufacturer of Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)

Acivir cream- 5gm is marketed by Cipla. Cipla Ltd. is an Indian multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, headquartered in Mumbai, India. Cipla develops medicines to treat-

  • Cardiovascular disease,

  • diabetes,

  • arthritis,

  • depression,

  • weight control and other diseases.

This cream is easily available via online pharmacies, drug stores, and other medical supply stores as OTC medicine.

Strength of Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)

The Acivir- 5gm cream contains the active drug constituent ‘Acyclovir’ in the concentration of 5%.

Uses of Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)

  1. Genital herpes: Cold sores are an infection and spread down during sexual intercourse from one infected person to another. These lesions are present on the membranes of the genitals and sometimes at the rectal opening. Acivir ointment is used for the treatment of these sores.

  2. Cold sore and blisters: These are the infections caused by herpes simplex virus. Fluid-filled blisters are formed on the face, body and also on the mucous membrane. Blisters leave the area swollen and red. The blisters can heal in few weeks but can reform. Acivir cures the already formed blisters and prevents them from spreading further in the body.

How Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir) works?

Acyclovir directly attacks the replication mechanism of the virus. So the virus is not able to multiply which ultimately cures the infection.

Before you use Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)

You should ensure that-

  • You are not allergic to it.

  • It is not affecting other medicines you are taking with it or not interacting with those.

Do not use Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir) if you-

  1. Are allergic to this cream.

  2. Are pregnant.

  3. Are planning to breastfeed.

  4. Have any other kind of skin infection.

Tell Your Doctor If You-

  • Are allergic to Acivir cream- 5gm.

  • Are pregnant

  • Are taking other medications alongside.

Dosage of Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)

Acivir cream is available in 5% strength. Apply the amount of cream as is directed by your physician.

How much of Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir) should be applied?

Dosage must be according to the prescription of the doctor. According to the severity of the situation, dosage may vary from 200 to 800 mg. It must be applied four to five times a day for 5-10 days.

How to apply Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)?

Follow the directions given below-

  1. Wash your hands.

  2. Squeeze a small amount of cream on your fingertips.

  3. Apply to the affected area.

  4. Use five times a day.

  5. Do not exceed the dose other than recommended.

  6. Use cream at the same time each day so that the dose is more-effective for the prescribed period.

For how long should I continue to use Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)?

  • Continue treatment for five days, and if the cold sore does not heal in this time, treatment may continue for more five days.

  • If your cold sore becomes very severe, consult your doctor.

Overdose of Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)

If you notice alarming symptoms, then immediately consult your doctor about drug and side effects of its overdose.

Missed dose of Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)

If you forgot to apply the dose, skip it and use the next dose at its scheduled time. Do not apply extra dose to make up for the missed one.

Side effects of Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)

Inform your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following:-

  • Itchy, dry and peeling lips.

  • Burning and mild pain.

  • Allergic inflammation of the skin.

  • Tell your doctor immediately in the above conditions.

Common drug interactions with Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)

Ask your doctor for a list of medicines needed to avoid during the use of Acivir cream because they may interfere and worsen the situation. Never start new drugs without informing your doctor. Some of the drugs that may interact with Acivir include:

  • OTC pain relievers like Advil, Motrin, Aleve.

  • Medicines used for the treatment of AIDS such as Zidovudine.

  • Other antibiotics and antifungal drugs.

Warnings and precautions for Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)

  • Wash your hands before and after using Acivir cream- 5gm.

  • Use this cream for external use only.

  • Do not touch sores unnecessarily.

  • Do not use for an eye infection.

  • Drink plenty of fluids when taking Acivir therapy.

Things to remember with Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)

  • Read the tube thoroughly.

  • Tell the doctor about your medical history.

Indications and usage of Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)

Use Acivir cream as prescribed by the doctor to treat genital herpes and cold sores & blisters.

Dosage and administration of Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)

  • Apply Acivir cream according to the directions given by your doctor.

  • Wash your hands properly before and after applying Acivir cream topically.

Recommended dose of Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)

To take maximum benefit, use Acivir cream as per the instructions given by your doctor

Mode of administration of Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)

Administer Acivir cream directly to the infected part of your body.

Forms and strengths of Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)

Acivir comes in a cream form in the strength of 5% Acyclovir.

Warnings and Precautions with Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)

  • Contact your doctor immediately if you experience adverse signs & symptoms.

  • Apply Acivir cream as directed by your doctor for maximum efficiency.

How to store Acivir cream- 5gm (Acyclovir)

  1. Keep out of reach and sight of children.

  2. Store in cool and dry place.

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