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Trikase 5% Cream 10gm

10g Cream in Tube
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Trikase 5 % Description

Trikase 5% Cream is a topical antiviral medication. Reducing the cold sores on the lips and face caused due to Herpes simplex virus is the main use of Trikase 5% Cream. Cold sores are the small painf

ul blisters that are most commonly present around the lips and rarely on the other areas of the face. During the active phase, cold sores can transmit the virus to other areas on the face or other people. This cream consists of Acyclovir as its main ingredients. The mode of action of Trikase 5% Cream is to slow down the growth of the virus and improve the healing of the cold sore blisters. Apply this cream to clean and dry skin after washing your hands. Try to avoid direct contact with this cream to the eye, nose, ears, and mouth. If this cream accidentally came in contact with these areas, rinse it off immediately with plenty of water. If you are using other topical creams in the same areas, inform your doctor. Try to follow the doctor’s directions for using the Trikase 5% Cream. The dosage and duration of this cream will be advised by the doctor. Occasionally the patient may experience itching, burning sensation, irritation, and swelling, at the site of application, along with other side effects of Trikase 5% Cream. Consult your doctor if they keep getting worse. Do not cover the site of application with a cloth or a bandage unless advised by the doctor.


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Offer Price₹42.50
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ContainsAcyclovir / Aciclovir(5.0 %)
Usesrecurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) caused due to Herpes simplex virus in adults and adolescents
Side effectsburning sensation, itching, irritation, redness, swelling, flakiness, dryness
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Uses of Trikase 5 %

  • As per CDSCO and USFDA, the Trikase 5% Cream 10 gm is indicated for the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) in adults and adolescents (12 years of age and older).

Contraindications of Trikase 5 %

  • If you have a known hypersensitive reaction to Acyclovir, other similar antivirals, or any other components of this cream.
  • If you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before using Trikase 5% cream.
  • If you have severely immunocompromised patients (e.g. AIDS patients or recipients of bone marrow transplants).
  • If you notice having blurred vision or other visual disturbances after accidentally applying this cream closer to the eyes, immediately wash your eyes and if it is getting worse, see a doctor.
  • If you have broken skin or any open wound on the site of application.
  • If you want to cover up the treated area with a cloth or a bandage without consulting your doctor.

Side effects of Trikase 5 %

  • In rare cases, the following side effects can occur at the site of application:
  • Mild irritation
  • Itching of the skin
  • Dry skin
  • Skin redness
  • Burning sensation
  • Blurred vision

Precautions and Warnings of Trikase 5 %



Can I take the Trikase 5% Cream 10 gm during pregnancy?
There are no specific studies conducted to establish the safety levels of Trikase 5% Cream on pregnant women and unborn children. Information regarding the use of Trikase 5% Cream during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the Trikase 5% Cream 10 gm while breastfeeding?
Trikase 5% Cream is the most commonly used topical antibiotic or anti-inflammatory agent. It is considered to have almost no negative effect on the pregnant mother or the developing baby.


Can I drive if I have taken the Trikase 5% Cream 10 gm?
Trikase 5% Cream has no influence on the ability to drive or use heavy machinery if it is used at the advised doses.


Can I consume alcohol with the Trikase 5% Cream 10 gm?
There is no data available on the effects of alcohol with topical Trikase 5% Cream. It is always better not to consume excess alcohol during any treatment.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have applied Trikase 5% Cream directly in the eye. Repeated application may lead to not applying glaucoma or cataract.
  • You experience blurred vision or other vision disturbances.
  • You experience any redness or swelling of the skin around the mouth and small, pus-filled bumps on the face after applying the Trikase 5% Cream.
  • You have a history of glaucoma, cataracts, fungal ear or eye infections, a hole in the eardrum, syphilis (a bacterial infection), chickenpox or sores, athlete’s foot, tuberculosis infection, broken v...
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  • You have an active cold sore. Cold Sore sufferers must avoid transmitting the virus, particularly when active lesions are present.
  • You are using products that have propylene glycol in them. They can cause skin irritations.
  • You are using products with cetyl alcohol that can cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).

Mode of Action of Trikase 5 %

How Does It Work?

Trikase 5% Cream 10 gm has only one active ingredient: Acyclovir triphosphate. This medicine prevents the action of viral DNA polymerase, an enzyme that is necessary for the replication and growth of ...
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Directions for Use of Trikase 5 %

  • Apply the Trikase 5% Cream 10 gm exactly in recommended dose and duration.
  • You can use Trikase 5% Cream with or without eating food.
  • Do not use more than the recommended amount of this cream at one time without informing the doctor, as this can lead to certain side effects.
  • Apply this cream to clean and dry skin after washing your hands.
  • Check the expiration date before using Trikase 5% Cream.
  • Close the lid of the tube immediately after use.
  • Consult your doctor if you have to give it to a child younger than 12 years of age, so either different medication specific to them can be given, or the dose is adjusted.

Interactions of Trikase 5 %

Interactions with other medicines

  • If you are using different antiviral topical creams such as valacyclovir, inform your doctor. The antibiotic in Trikase 5% Cream 10 gm may interact with them. Consult your doctor.
  • Try to avoid using various topical skin products that can sensitise the skin and cause excess irritation, such as harsh soaps, hair removers or waxes, etc., while using Trikase 5% Cream. They can caus...
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  • While using Trikase 5% Cream, do not use skin products that contain alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime in them.
  • Avoid using other topical medications on the same areas you treat with Trikase 5% Cream topical unless the doctor tells you to.
  • If you are using some ayurvedic or herbal products for the treatment of skin infections, inform the doctor as they may interfere with the functioning of Trikase 5% Cream.

Interactions with food items

  • Trikase 5% Cream 10 gm does not have any known serious food interactions. Try to use this medicine before or after consuming food.

Storage and disposal of Trikase 5 %

Store the Trikase 5% Cream in a neat and dry place at room temperature. Do not expose Trikase 5% Cream to direct sunlight, humidity, or wetness. Close the lid immediately after use. Keep this cream aw...
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Dosage of Trikase 5 %


An overdose on Trikase 5% Cream can occur if it is being used repeatedly many times or a large amount of cream is used at one time. It can lead to excess skin issues such as dryness, flakiness, itchin...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of Trikase 5% Cream, you can take it when you remember it. But, skip the missed dose if it's already time for the next one. Do not apply too much at once, as this can lead to...
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Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is Trikase 5% Cream 10 gm safe if I use it regularly?

A: Yes, Trikase 5% Cream 10 gm is generally a very safe medication. Most people do not show any side effects; even if they do, these side effects can be very mild and usually resolve themselves. They rarely need any medical intervention.

Q: What should I do if the Trikase 5% Cream 10 gm gets in my eyes? And, how long should I use Trikase 5% Cream 10 gm?

A: Try to avoid direct contact of Trikase 5% Cream 10 gm with the nose, mouth, or eyes. In case the cream comes in contact with these areas, rinse them with water thoroughly. You should use this cream for as long as your doctor has recommended it. Even after a few weeks, if the condition has worsened, consult your doctor.

Q: Can I use Trikase 5% Cream 10 gm with other skin creams?

A: Do not use other skin creams or lotions at the site of the infection unless your doctor advises it. Sometimes over-the-counter creams can interfere with the Trikase 5% Cream 10 gm or cause irritation of the skin depending on its ingredients.
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