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Zovirax Ointment Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is acyclovir topical (Zovirax Ointment)?
- What are the possible side effects of acyclovir topical (Zovirax Ointment)?
- What is the most important information I should know about acyclovir topical (Zovirax Ointment)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using acyclovir topical (Zovirax Ointment)?
- How should I use acyclovir topical (Zovirax Ointment)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Zovirax Ointment)?
- What happens if I overdose (Zovirax Ointment)?
- What should I avoid while using acyclovir topical (Zovirax Ointment)?
- What other drugs will affect acyclovir topical (Zovirax Ointment)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Zovirax Ointment)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Zovirax Ointment)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Since this medication is applied to the skin, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid while using acyclovir topical (Zovirax Ointment)?
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If this does happen, rinse with water. When treating a cold sore, apply the medication only the outer part of your lips.
Herpes infections are contagious and you can infect other people, even while you are being treated with acyclovir. Avoid letting infected areas come into contact with other people. Avoid touching an infected area and then touching your eyes. Wash your hands frequently to prevent passing the infection to others.
Acyclovir will not prevent the spread of genital herpes. Avoid sexual intercourse or use a latex condom to prevent spreading the virus to others.
What other drugs will affect acyclovir topical (Zovirax Ointment)?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied acyclovir. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about acyclovir topical.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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