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Acivir Cream ® (Aciclovir)
Acivir 0.05% Cream
is an antiviral agent which is used in the treatment of infections caused by the herpes virus such as chickenpox and herpes zoster.
indicated for the treatment of HSV and VZV infections, including:
chickenpox in immunocompromised patients
mucocutaneous HSV infections in immunocompromised patients
simplex keratitis (ocular herpes)
Aciclovir is an
antiviral. It works by stopping viral replication. However, Aciclovir does not
eliminate the virus, is not a cure, and does not prevent transmission to
How should I use this medicine?
exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed.
Do not skip any doses. Continue to take it even when you feel better. You must
complete the entire course. If you don't, the infection will not clear
You may take
Acyclovir with or without food. If you experience stomach discomfort, you may
take Aciclovir after food. Drink plenty of water while being treated with
How Does Acivir Cream Work?
Acivir Cream is an antiviral medication that treats skin inflammations that are caused by the Herpes simplex virus. It prevents the spread of viruses within the cells of the skin.
The virus is stopped from generating new viruses, and also helps to treat skin inflammation.
How to take Acivir Cream?
This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.
Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless your hands are the affected area.
Cream should be applied 5 times per day for 4 days. Therapy should be
initiated as early as possible following the onset of signs and symptoms (i.e.
during the Prodrome or when lesions appear). For adolescents 12 years of age
and older, the dosage is the same as in adults.
No untoward effects would be expected if the entire contents of a 10g tube of aciclovir cream containing 500 mg of aciclovir were ingested orally.
However, the accidental,
repeated overdose of oral aciclovir, over several days has resulted in
gastrointestinal effects (nausea and vomiting) and neurological effects
(headache and confusion). Aciclovir is dialysable by hemodialysis.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Store at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store in the original package or container away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store it in the bathroom. Keep out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Acivir Cream is
contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to aciclovir,
valaciclovir, or any component of the formulation.
Warnings and Precautions:
Acivir Cream is
intended for cutaneous use only and should not be used in the eyes or inside
the mouth, nose, or vagina as it may cause irritation. ACIVIR Cream should only
be used on herpes labialis on the affected external aspects of the lips and
Aciclovir cream has
the potential for irritation and contact sensitization. The effect of aciclovir
cream has not been established in immunocompromised patients.
The birth defects
described amongst subjects exposed to aciclovir have not shown any uniqueness
or consistent pattern to suggest a common cause. The use of aciclovir cream
should be considered only when the potential benefits outweigh the possibility
of unknown risks.
It is not known
whether topically applied aciclovir is excreted in breast milk. Systemic
exposure following topical administration is minimal.
administration of aciclovir, aciclovir concentrations have been documented in
breast milk in 2 women and ranged from 0.6 to 4.1 times the corresponding
plasma levels. These concentrations would potentially expose the nursing infant
to a dose of aciclovir up to 0.3 mg/kg/day.
Nursing mothers who
have active herpetic lesions near or on the breast should avoid nursing.
effectiveness in pediatric patients less than 12 years of age have not been
Clinical studies of
aciclovir cream did not include sufficient numbers of subjects aged 65 years
and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger subjects.
Other reported clinical experience has not identified differences in responses
between the elderly and younger patients. Systemic absorption of aciclovir
after topical administration is minimal.
Active Ingredient: Doxylamine.
Do not use Acivir Cream if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Aciclovir
or to valacyclovir
Contact your doctor or health care provider
right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with
Aciclovir. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions,
especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become
pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or
nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or
if you have kidney problems or a weakened immune
Some medicines may interact with Aciclovir. Tell your health
care provider if you are taking any other medicine, especially any of the
Medicines that may harm the kidney (eg,
aminoglycoside antibiotics [eg, gentamicin], amphotericin B, cyclosporine,
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs] [eg, ibuprofen], tacrolimus,
vancomycin) because the risk of kidney side effects may be increased. Ask your
doctor if you are unsure if any of your medicines might harm the kidney.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may
occur. Ask your health care provider if Aciclovir may interact with other
medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start,
stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Important safety information:
Aciclovir may cause drowsiness, dizziness,
vision changes, or lightheadedness. These effects may be worse if you take it
with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Aciclovir with caution. Do not drive or
perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
Aciclovir may cause dizziness, lightheadedness,
or fainting; alcohol, hot weather, exercise, or fever may increase these
effects. To prevent them, sit down or stand up slowly, especially in the
morning. Sit or lie down at the first sign of any of these effects.
Aciclovir may cause you to become sunburned more
easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react
to Aciclovir. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be
outside for more than a short time.
Aciclovir is not a cure for genital herpes and
will not prevent the virus from spreading. Avoid sexual intercourse when sores
are present to prevent infecting your partner. You can also be contagious and
spread the herpes virus but not have any signs or symptoms at all. This is
called asymptomatic viral shedding.
Lab tests, including kidney function and serum
urea nitrogen (BUN), may be performed while you use Aciclovir. These tests may
be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep
all doctor and lab appointments.
Use Aciclovir with caution in the elderly; they
may be more sensitive to its effects, especially confusion, drowsiness, or
Aciclovir is not recommended for use in children
younger than 2 years old as safety and effectiveness for children have not been
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: If you become
pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks
of using Aciclovir while you are pregnant. Aciclovir is found in breast milk.
If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Aciclovir, check with your
doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have
no, or minor, side effects.
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects
persist or become bothersome:
Diarrhea; general body discomfort; headache;
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe
side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty
breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or
tongue); aggressive behavior; blood in the urine; confusion; decreased
consciousness; decreased urination; hallucinations; lower back pain; mental or
mood changes; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; unusual
bruising or bleeding.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may
occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care