Acyclovir Topical Ointment 5pct Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Acyclovir: Topical ointment (5%)

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What is this Medicine?

ACYCLOVIR (ay SYE kloe veer) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat infections caused by certain kinds of viruses. Examples of these infections include cold sores and herpes. This medicine will not cure herpes.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Zovirax: Topical ointment (5%)
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Acyclovir 5% Topical Ointment

NDC: 510790550
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Herpes Labialis, Herpes Genitalis

Storage Information
Store in a dry place
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Acyclovir 5% Topical Ointment

Reported Side Effects for Acyclovir 5% Topical Ointment

Itching Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Skin Rash Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Irritation Incidence:
1.0-30.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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