Zovirax Cream Pump (Acyclovir)

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Zovirax Cream Pump Brand
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Acyclovir (Generic alternate to Zovirax Cream Pump) Generic

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Zovirax cream pump is a topical medication used for the treatment of cold sores. It contains Aciclovir, an anti-viral agent that penetrates deep into the skin to fight the cold sore virus. It works by stopping the spread of the herpes virus in the body.

Use and Dosage

Zovirax cream is applied to the affected area approximately five times a day at approximately four-hourly intervals for four days. It is available in a pump dispenser which may require several pumps to release the cream.

To use Zovirax cream pump, you should apply the cream to the affected area approximately five times a day at approximately four-hourly intervals for five days. Use the cream carefully, and as directed, to get the best results from it. Here are the steps on how to use Zovirax cream pump:

  1. Clean and dry the affected area before applying the cream.
  2. Remove the cap of the pump dispenser.
  3. Press the pump several times until enough cream is dispensed to cover the cold sore.
  4. Apply the cream to the cold sore and surrounding area, making sure the area is completely covered.
  5. Wash your hands after applying the cream.
  6. Repeat the application approximately five times a day at four hourly intervals for five days.
  7. If healing is not complete after the fifth day, you may continue to use the cream.

Note that while using Zovirax cream pump, you should not touch your cold sore or the area around it unnecessarily to avoid spreading the infection.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Zovirax Cream Pump (Acyclovir):

  • Burning or stinging skin
  • Dry or cracked lips
  • Flaky, peeling, or dry skin
  • Redness, swelling, or irritation in the place where you applied the medication

Serious Side Effects of Zovirax Cream Pump (Acyclovir):

  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Hives
  • Hoarseness
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Swelling of the face, throat, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs

Forms and Strengths

Zovirax Cream Pump (Acyclovir) is available in the following forms and strength:

Zovirax Cream Pump: Cream

  • 5 %


  • Avoid applying the cream in or near the eyes, mouth, or inside the vagina as it may cause irritation.
  • Do not use the cream if you are allergic to Acyclovir or any of the other ingredients in the cream.
  • Use it with caution if you have a weakened immune system, as this may affect the effectiveness of the cream.
  • Contact your doctor if there is a worsening of your symptoms or if you do not see any improvement after five days of using the cream.
  • Always consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure about how to use Zovirax Cream Pump or any other medication, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not use Zovirax Cream Pump on genital herpes as it is not meant to treat this type of infection.
  • Zovirax Cream Pump is for external use only and should not be taken by mouth or applied in the eyes, mouth, or nose.
  • Consult a doctor before using Zovirax Cream Pump if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are taking any other medications.
  • Use Zovirax Cream Pump with caution if you have kidney disease or are elderly as these conditions may increase the risk of side effects.
  • If you develop an allergic reaction (such as skin rash, itching or swelling), stop using the cream and seek medical attention immediately.
  • Zovirax Cream Pump may not be suitable for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women, or children under the age of 2.
  • Do not share the pump dispenser with others to avoid the spread of infection.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How should I use Zovirax Cream?

Apply the cream to the affected area approximately five times a day at approximately four-hourly intervals for four days. Wash your hands after applying Zovirax Cream.

How long does it take for Zovirax Cream to work?

Zovirax Cream is clinically proven to improve the healing of cold sores, but the duration of healing may vary depending on the individual and the severity of the cold sore.

Can I use Zovirax Cream on genital herpes?

No, Zovirax Cream is not intended for the treatment of genital herpes.


It's important to purchase Zovirax Cream Pump from verified Canadian pharmacy.

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Quantities Available:

2g, 4g