Acivir 5% Cream 5gm
Acivir 5% Cream 5gm
Acivir 5% Cream 5gm
Acivir 5% Cream 5gm

Acivir 5% Cream 5gm

By CIPLA LIMITED
5g Cream in Tube
59.47*
MRP 72.53
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Medical Description

Acivir cream is an antiviral medicine used to treat skin infections caused by the Herpes simplex virus like herpes labialis (commonly called cold sores). It contains acyclovir (aciclovir) as its activ...
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ContainsAcyclovir / Aciclovir(5.0 %)
UsesSkin infection
Side effectsBurning sensation, irritation, redness, itching at application site
ClassificationANTI-HERPES
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Uses of Acivir 5 %

Acivir cream is useful in treating skin infections caused by the Herpes simplex virus like cold sores.

Contraindications of Acivir 5 %

If you are allergic to acyclovir or similar medicines (valaciclovir) or any other ingredients of the Acivir cream.

Side effects of Acivir 5 %

Burning sensation, irritation, redness, itching or dryness at the area this medicine is applied.

Precautions and Warnings of Acivir 5 %

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I apply the Acivir cream during pregnancy?
A:
Acivir cream is to be applied on topical surfaces and the quantities which might get absorbed from the skin is too little and chances of any effect in pregnancy are rare. Still, this medicine should be used only under medical supervision. Your doctor will only prescribe you this medicine if considered essential after assessing the benefits over risks. In case this medicine is prescribed to you, avoid using it in larger skin areas for a prolonged duration.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I apply the Acivir cream while breastfeeding?
A:
If Acivir cream is prescribed by your doctor, you should avoid using it on the breast or areas near the breast or any large area of the body for a prolonged duration.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have applied the Acivir cream?
A:
Acivir cream is a topical preparation and may not affect the driving ability or ability to handle machinery.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol if I have applied the Acivir cream?
A:
Although there is no known interaction between alcohol and the Acivir cream, it is essential to consult your physician if you have a habit of regular drinking.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Your doctor has told you that your immune system does not work well or is less effective in fighting against infections.
  • You experience any allergic reactions after using the Acivir cream.
  • You are also applying any other topical medicine (cream, ointment, gel, lotion, etc).
  • You are suffering from any other skin infections or conditions.
  • You do not notice any improvement in your condition after applying this medicine for a week.
  • Do not let this gel get into your eyes, nose, mouth or on your hair. If it happens, rinse with water thoroughly.
  • Acivir cream is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age.

Mode of Action of Acivir 5 %

How Does It Work?

Aciclovir in Acivir cream works by stopping the growth of the virus in the body, thus stopping the spread of the infection and help you heal faster.

Directions for Use of Acivir 5 %

  • Acivir cream is meant for external use only.
  • Use it as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Clean and dry the area and then apply the medicine on a healthy skin surface free from cuts and wounds.
  • Read the instructions on the label or leaflet before use.
  • Wash your hands before and after using this cream unless your hands are the area to be treated.
  • Avoid contact with your eyes or nose. In case your eyes come in contact with this medicine rinse your eyes with clean water immediately.

Interactions of Acivir 5 %

Interactions with other medicines

Since the Acivir cream is to be used externally on the skin it is less likely to interact with other medicines. However, you should always consult your doctor if you are taking other medicines for tre...
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Storage and disposal of Acivir 5 %

Acivir cream should be stored at room temperature protected from moisture and heat. Keep it out of the reach and sight of children and pets.

Dosage of Acivir 5 %

Overdose

As the Acivir cream is meant for external application cases of an overdose are unlikely. However, upon accidental ingestion contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. If you have a...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed applying this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. Do not overapply the gel just to compensate for the missed one.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Are there any side effects of the Acivir cream?

A: You may experience a burning sensation, irritation, redness, itching or dryness at the area where the medicine is applied.

Q: Can the Acivir cream be used in children?

A: This medicine is not recommended for use in children below the age of 12 years as there is limited information about its safety.

Q: What should I do if my eyes come in contact with the Acivir cream?

A: If you get any gel in your eyes, rinse with water thoroughly. Keep your eyes open when you rinse.

Q: How should I use the Acivir cream?

  • Acivir cream is meant for external use only.
  • Use it as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Clean and dry the area and then apply the medicine on a healthy skin surface free from cuts and wounds.
  • Read the instructions on the label or leaflet before use.
  • Wash your hands before and after using this cream unless your hands are the area to be treated.
  • Avoid contact with your eyes or nose. In case your eyes come in contact with this medicine rinse your eyes with clean water immediately.

Q: Why is Acivir cream used?

A: Acivir cream is useful in treating skin infections caused by the Herpes simplex virus like cold sores.
Product Details
Brand
ACIVIR
Expires on or After
30/10/2022
Last Updated on: 09 May 2022 | 10:47 PM (IST)
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