Acivir 5% Cream

Medically reviewed by Dr. Naresh Dang | Written By Sonu Kumar Rao

Last updated on: November 02, 2020 10:55 am

Acivir 5% Cream

Uses of Acivir 5% Cream

Acivir 5% Cream is used for the treatment or prevention of the following disease(s):

Chickenpox, Herpes Simplex, Herpes Zoster

Side effects of Acivir 5% Cream

The most common side effects of Acivir 5% Cream are – Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Decreased Appetite, Dizziness, Headache, Tiredness

These side effects can usually occur in patients. However, these are only indicative and not all patients will experience them.

Precautions while using Acivir 5% Cream

Do not use Acivir 5% Cream if you are allergic to – Acyclovir Topical

If you have heart disease, liver or kidney disease, drug or alcohol addiction, consult your doctor before using Acivir 5% Cream.

If you are allergic to any medicine or food, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Use this medicine under the supervision of your doctor.

To avoid an adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines.

How Acivir 5% Cream works

Acivir 5% Cream contains – Acyclovir Topical

Acyclovir Topical prevents the multiplication of the virus in human cells. Thus stops the virus from producing new viruses.

Dosage of Acivir 5% Cream

The dosage of Acivir 5% Cream depends on many factors such as the patient age, health, medical condition or history of the patient and many other conditions.

Please use this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Overdose of Acivir 5% Cream

If you notice any unusual reaction in your body after using this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or call your local medical emergency number.

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About Reviewer

Dr. Naresh Dang is an MD in Internal Medicine. He has special interest in the field of Diabetes, and has over two decades of professional experience in his chosen field of specialty. Dr. Dang is an expert in the managememnt of Diabetes, Hypertension and Lipids. He also provides consultation for Life Style Management.

About Author

Sonu Kumar is a registered pharmacist with Bihar State Pharmacy Council with over 6 months experience. He is a medicine content contributor at Zotezo.