Zovirax 50mg/g Cream 2g

Zovirax 50mg/g Cream 2g

Treatment of herpes simplex virus infections of the lips and face (recurrent cold sores).

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Zovirax 50mg/g Cream It is used to treat recurrent cold sores, which is caused by the herpes simplex virus.

Active substances: acyclovir 50mg/g.

Acyclovir is a highly active in vitro antiviral against herpes simplex viruses (HSV) types I and II and Varicella zoster. Toxicity to host mammal cells is low.

Posology and method of administration:

Pediatric population (children aged 2 to 12 years): It is recommended to use, under medical advice, Zovirax cream in the same dosage as adults.

Adults and children aged 12 years and over: Zovirax cream should be applied five times a day at approximately 4 hour intervals, omitting night application. Zovirax cream should be applied to lesions or impending lesions as soon as possible after the onset of an infection. In recurrent episodes, it is particularly important to start treatment early (prodroma or erythema) or when lesions appear. Studies in patients with cold sores have shown that treatment is still effective if started after the appearance of the lesions (wheal or vesicle stage). The treatment must be carried out for four days. If after four days healing has not been achieved, the treatment can be continued for up to 10 days. If lesions are still present after 10 days, users should be advised to consult a physician.


Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.

If in doubt or if symptoms persist, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

According to current legislation, medicines not subject to a prescription in Portugal can only be delivered in the municipalities of Maia, Gondomar, Matosinhos, Porto, Santo Tirso, Trofa, Valongo and Vila do Conde. This limitation does not apply to shipments to other Member States of the European Union.