Denavir Cream (Penciclovir)

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Denavir Cream Brand
Dosage Quantity & Price
1%
Penciclovir (Generic alternate to Denavir Cream) Generic

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Denavir cream (penciclovir) is a prescription medication used to treat cold sores (herpes labialis) caused by the herpes simplex virus. Penciclovir belongs to a class of medications known as antivirals. It works by preventing the herpes virus from multiplying, thereby reducing the duration of outbreaks and easing symptoms like tingling, itching, redness, and swelling.

Denavir can be used to treat cold sores on the lips that are caused by the herpes simplex virus. It is for adults and children who are at least 12 years old. It is not a cure for herpes and cannot prevent the spread of the virus to others. Patients should consult with their healthcare provider for more information about using Denavir cream for cold sores.

Uses and Dosage

Denavir cream should be applied to the affected area as soon as possible after symptoms appear and at regular intervals thereafter as directed by your doctor.

To use Denavir cream (penciclovir), follow these steps:

  1. Clean and dry the affected area before applying the cream.
  2. Apply a thin layer of the cream to cover the entire area of the cold sore or the area where the symptoms are occurring.
  3. Gently rub the cream into the skin until it disappears.
  4. Wash your hands before and after applying the cream.
  5. Apply the cream as soon as possible after symptoms appear, such as itching, burning, or tingling.

Use Denavir cream as directed by your healthcare provider. Do not exceed the recommended dosage, and do not apply more often or for a longer duration than recommended.

Side effect

Common Side Effects of Denavir Cream (Penciclovir):

  • Numbness or tingling
  • Headache
  • Changes in sense of taste

Serious Side Effects of Denavir Cream (Penciclovir):

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Pain after applying the medicine
  • Rash
  • Severe skin redness
  • Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat

Form and Strength

Denavir Cream (Penciclovir) is available in the following forms and strength:

Denavir Cream: Tablet

  • 1 %

Caution

  • Denavir cream is for external use only and should not be used in the eyes or inside the mouth.
  • Do not use Denavir cream if you are allergic to penciclovir or any other ingredients in the cream.
  • Contact your healthcare provider before using Denavir cream if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
  • Denavir cream may cause skin irritation or burning at the application site. If you experience severe or prolonged irritation or an allergic reaction, stop using the cream and contact your healthcare provider.
  • Denavir cream is not a cure for herpes and cannot prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • Denavir cream is not suitable for use on shingles or genital herpes.
  • Patients with a weakened immune system or those with severe liver problems may not be able to use Denavir cream. Consult with your healthcare provider to determine if Denavir cream is appropriate for you.
  • Do not apply other topical medications or cosmetics to the same area as Denavir cream without first consulting with your healthcare provider.
  • Avoid touching the affected area, engaging in oral sex, or kissing until the cold sore has healed to prevent the spread of the herpes virus.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How is Denavir cream applied?

Denavir cream should be applied to the affected area as soon as possible after symptoms appear and at regular intervals thereafter as directed by your doctor.

Is Denavir cream a cure for herpes?

No, Denavir cream is not a cure for herpes and cannot prevent the spread of the virus to others.

How long does it take penciclovir (Denavir) to work?

Penciclovir starts to work as soon as you apply it to your cold sore (or the area where you expect the cold sore to form soon), but do not expect to see the main effects of this medication very quickly. It only makes the cold sores (and the pain caused by the sores) go away half a day faster.

Can I use penciclovir (Denavir) if I'm pregnant?

Penciclovir (Denavir) does not really absorb into your skin, so it should not affect your unborn baby. However, as with all medications, discuss with your provider before taking this medication if you are planning to become or are pregnant.

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Additional information

Generic name:

Penciclovir

Formulation:

Cream

Strength(s):

1%

Quantities Available:

2g, 6g, 10g

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