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How Supplied


DENAVIR is a nucleoside analog HSV DNA polymerase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) in adults and children 12 years of age or older.


DENAVIR should be applied every 2 hours during waking hours for a period of 4 days. Treatment should be started as early as possible (i.e., during the prodrome or when lesions appear).


Dosage Forms And Strengths

Each gram of DENAVIR contains 10 mg of penciclovir in a cream base, which is equivalent to 1% (w/w).

Storage And Handling

DENAVIR is supplied in a 1.5 gram and 5 gram tube containing 10 mg of penciclovir per gram.

NDC 50816-624-01
NDC 40076-624-05

Store at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].

September 2013. Manufactured for Prestium Pharma, Inc. Newtown, PA 18940 by Novartis Pharma GmbH, Wehr, Germany Denavir® is licensed to Prestium Pharma, Inc. from Denco Asset, LLC. Revised: September 2013

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/6/2017

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