Acyclovir Ointment is indicated in the management of Herpes simplex virus infections of the skin including initial and recurrent genital herpes and herpes labialis, herpes zoster and in limited non-life-threatening mucocutaneous in immunocompromised patients.
Dosage & Administration:
Adults and Children: Apply five times daily at approximately four hourly intervals, omitting the night-time application. Should be applied to the lesions or impending lesions as soon as possible, preferably during the early stages (prodrome or erythema). Treatment can also be started during the later (papule or blister) stages.
Treatment should be continued for at least 4 days for herpes labialis and for 5 days for genital herpes. If healing has not occurred, then treatment may be continued for up to an additional 5 days, as stated by physician.
General: Dry / cracked lips, oedema / mild pain (including transient burning and stinging) and/or pain at the application site.
Skin: Pruritus, rash
Clinical experience has identified no interactions resulting from topical or systemic administration of other drugs concomitantly with Acyclovir Ointment.
Warnings and Precautions:
For external use only.
Acyclovir Ointment is intended for cutaneous use only and should not be used in the eye.
General: The recommended dosage, frequency of applications, and the length of treatment should not be exceeded. DEVLOVIR is not recommended for use in immunocompromised patients without medical supervision.
Store below 30C away from heat and light.
Keep out of reach of children.
5g Tube in printed carton with pack insert.