Herpex cream is an antiviral medicine containing aciclovir (acyclovir) as the active ingredient. This medicine acts by stopping or killing of growth of viruses, thus preventing the spread of the infection. It should be applied as directed by the doctor for the prescribed duration. This cream should not be used by children below 12 years of age. Avoid applying it inside the eyes, nose, mouth and vagina as it may cause irritation. Inform the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding and about your detailed medical history....
Q: How long should I apply Herpex cream?
A: Your treating doctor decides the duration of the treatment depending on the underlying condition and other parameters. Do not stop taking this medicine on your own.
Q: Is Herpex cream effective?
A: Yes, Herpex cream is effective if applied for the condition of viral or herpes infections such as eyelids, mouth, vagina, genital area, etc. Applying this cream for any other condition may not be effective.