Acivir Cream 5 Gm

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To treat Herpes Labialis, Genital Herpes Infection and Eye Infections by Herpes Simplex Virus, Acivir Cream 5 gm is used. Shop here with fast delivery

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USA Brand Name Zovirax
Strength 5gm
Generic Name Acyclovir
Manufacture Cipla, India

Acivir Cream 5 gm (Acyclovir)

What Is The Generic Name Of Acivir 5 gm?

Acyclovir is the generic version of Acivir Cream 5 gm

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About Acivir Cream 5 gm (Acyclovir)

Acivir Cream 5 gm (or 5% w/w) is antiviral cream having Acyclovir as an active ingredient which is used in the treatment of Herpes Labialis, Genital Herpes Infection and Eye Infections by Herpes Simplex Virus. You can find it at all the leading online pharmacy, drugstores, and medical supply stores.

Manufacturer Of Acivir Cream 5 gm (Acyclovir)

Cipla (India) is the one of the top leading Pharmaceutical Company which manufactures Acivir Cream 5 gm.

Strength Acivir Cream 5 gm (Acyclovir)

This cream contains the active ingredient, Acyclovir 5 gm. It should be noted that this medicine may be available in various strengths.

Acivir Cream 5 gm (Acyclovir) Is Used For The Treatment Of

It is used in the treatment of:

  • Herpes Labialis
  • Genital Herpes Infection
  • Chicken Pox
  • Skin Infections by Virus
  • Eye Infections by Herpes Simplex Virus

How  Acivir Cream 5 gm (Acyclovir) Works?

Acivir Cream 5 gm having active ingredient Acyclovir, an antiviral medication acts by preventing the multiplication of the virus in human cells which stops the virus from producing new viruses.

Before You Use  Acivir Cream 5 gm (Acyclovir)

You should be sure that:

  • You are not allergic to it.
  • It is not affecting the mother and baby during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • It is not interacting with the medicines you are taking with it

When Not To Use  Acivir Cream 5 gm (Acyclovir)?

You should avoid using the Cream if you:

  • Are Allergic/Hypersensitive to it
  • If you are taking some medicines or supplements which raise the chances of Allergy or sunburn Eg: Antibiotics and Medicines to treat mood problems
  • If you are pregnant/conceiving/Breastfeeding and it is affecting your condition
  • If your skin is accidentally injured, has cuts and scrapes.

Tell Your Doctor If You

  • Are allergic to Acivir Cream 5 gm
  • Are taking any other medicines for any Disease or Disorder
  • Are using some Skin Products, Herbal Products or Over The Counter Medicine
  • Are Pregnant or trying to conceive or breastfeeding as it may harm the unborn or newly born baby
  • Accidentally swallowed it
  • Have Skin injuries, bruises, chopped and dry skin, and have open wounds
  • Have sunburnt Skin
  • Have any Pre-existing Skin Disease, or any Surgery


Acivir Cream 5 gm (Acyclovir) is available in various strengths and as different doses at every leading online pharmacy, drugstore, and medical supply store.

How Much Of  Acivir Cream 5 gm (Acyclovir) Should Be Applied?

Recommended Dosage: Take pea size cream on your finger and apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area once/twice a day as suggested by your doctor.

How To Apply Acivir Cream 5 gm (Acyclovir)?

Here are the basic and easy steps to use the cream:

  • You should wash and dry your hands and the affected area properly prior to the cream application
  • Wait for few minutes until dry
  • Take a pea size cream on your fingertip and apply it by rubbing gently over the affected area (avoid applying near eyes, mouth, nose and inner ear).
  • Clean your hands carefully after applying

For How Long Should You Continue Applying Acivir Cream 5 gm (Acyclovir)?

You should use this cream for as long as directed by your physician. Moreover, its effects usually become noticeable (2-3 days to weeks)

Overdose Of Acivir Cream 5 gm (Acyclovir)

Excessive cream application results only in pilling of cream or dry flaking of the cream. It shows its effect with time and applying too much of it will not accelerate the process.

Missed Dose Of Acivir Cream 5 Gm (Acyclovir)?

A missed dose should be applied as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular routine.  Do not apply multiple doses at the same time.

Side Effects Of Acivir Cream 5 Gm (Acyclovir)

The side effects of Acivir Cream 5 gm include:

  • Allergic Reactions
  • Itchy Skin Rashes
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Burning
  • Stinging in the Eyes

Drugs Interact With Acivir Cream 5 gm (Acyclovir)

Using other drugs, herbal supplements, over the counter drugs, or any substances may alter the medicinal effects of Acivir Cream 5 gm.  It may cause either an allergic reaction or a serious adverse effect and may nullify the effect of your cream. Drugs that are known to interact with Acivir Cream 5 gm are mentioned below:

  • Imlygic (talimogene Laherparepvec)
  • Skin Cosmetics
  • Topical Herbal Products
  • You must inform the doctor about all the medicines you are already taking and always follow the instructions.


  • Acivir Cream 5 gm should not be used in
  • Hypersensitive conditions
  • Sunburnt Skin
  • Open wounds and Injured Skin

Warning And Precautions

  • If skin irritation or allergy persists then stop using the cream and consult your doctor.
  • Never use the expired product.
  • Always keep the cream in proper conditions and out of the reach of children.

Things To Remember

  • Read the insert of the tube thoroughly.
  • Always tell your doctor about your medical history and follow the instructions as directed by the doctor.

How To Store Acivir Cream 5 Gm (Acyclovir)?

  • Keep the tube in a dry, dark and clean place. Avoid refrigeration
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