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Zovirax Cream

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Zovirax Cream

How Supplied


ZOVIRAX Cream is a herpes simplex virus (HSV) nucleoside analogue DNA polymerase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) in immunocompetent adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older.


ZOVIRAX Cream should be applied five times per day for four days. Therapy should be initiated as early as possible following the onset of signs or symptoms of herpes labialis i.e., during the prodrome or when lesions appear.

For adolescents 12 years of age and older, the dosage is the same as in adults.


Dosage Forms And Strengths

Each gram of ZOVIRAX Cream, 5% contains 50 mg of acyclovir.

Storage And Handling

Each gram of ZOVIRAX Cream 5% contains 50 mg acyclovir in an aqueous cream base. ZOVIRAX Cream is supplied as follows:

5 g tubes NDC 0187-0994-45

Store at or below 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F) (see USP Controlled Room Temperature).

Distributed by: Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Manufactured by: GlaxoSmithKline, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 6L4 Canada For more information, call 1-800-321-4576. Revised: 04/2014

Last reviewed on RxList: 4/15/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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