Acyclovir Cream is an antiviral medication that helps treat chicken pox, skin, nose or mouth infections, genital herpes, and early stages of shingles.

Generic Zovirax

Acyclovir (Aciclovir)



Cipla, Ratiopharm




Acyclovir Topical


Acyclovir Cream is used in the treatment of herpes simplex virus infections such as, herpes labialis, genital herpes infection, skin infections and eye infections.

How it Works

Acyclovir topical is known as an antiviral drug. It works by slowing the growth and spread of the herpes virus so that the body can fight off the viral infection more effectively. Acyclovir Cream prevents the multiplication of the virus in human cells as well. Thus stopping the virus from producing new viruses.Acyclovir Cream works by Inhibiting and inactivating HSV-specific DNA polymerases that prevents viral DNA synthesis.

Common Side effects

Some of the potential side effects of Acyclovir Cream can include the symptoms below;

Peripheral edema


Acyclovir belongs to a class of antiviral drugs called synthetic nucleoside analogues. It is used to help prevent cold sores and fever blisters which occur due to the herpes simplex virus.


The cream is used to treat blisters or cold sores on the face or lips that are caused by the herpes virus or chickenpox. It can also be used to treat the sores of genital herpes around the genitals and rectum. It is, however, not a cure of the herpes infection and does not prevent its spread from one person to another. Also, it cannot prevent the future outbreaks of the disease. The virus continues to live inside the body, however, the medicine decreases the severity of the symptoms associated with each outbreak as well as the length of each outbreak.

Dosage and administration

Always read the prescription leaflet available with the cream before using it. Also, ask your doctor about the proper method of application. Strictly follow the doctor’s instructions and do not use it more or less than the dose prescribed by the doctor. Usually, it is advised to apply the Acyclovir cream to the sores, five to six times a day for 4 to 6 days. It should be applied at the first sign of an outbreak of disease, when there are symptoms of itching and redness. The cream should be applied at equally spaced intervals. Also, simply apply and leave the cream as it is on the skin. Do not rub it as it may spread to the skin around the area of application or elsewhere. Wash your hands well after the application of the cream.


Always consult with a doctor in case of any drug allergies or allergies to any substances. Also, inform the doctor about your complete medical history and the complete list of prescribed and non-prescribed drugs which you have taken till now.
Also, inform the doctor in case of any previous history of immune deficiency disorders like AIDS, etc.
Also, avoid coming in direct contact with others so as to prevent the risk of the spread of this disease to them. Try to avoid making sexual contact with your partner during the outbreak of disease as well.
Pregnant women and breast feeding mothers are to use this medication only if it has been prescribed by the doctor.
In case of any serious side effects such as anaphylactic reactions like hives, rashes, or feeling short of breath or pain and discomfort in the chest, discontinue the use of the medicine and seek medical care immediately.

Side effects

Irritation (burning and itching sensation) on the part of the skin where the cream is applied
Cracked lips
Dryness of the skin
Skin flakes

Rated: 5.0 / 5 based on 5.0 customer reviews.

Posted by Mark on Apr 3, 2021 Verified Purchase

Very Good Product

I received my order EXACTLY 15 days after I ordered it. Very high quality items, far out expiration date.

Packaged very nicely. Check out my unboxing video:

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Posted by Rodriguez on May 24, 2018 Verified Purchase

Acyclovir : 5% 5 gm

Fast shipping and handling, I recommend this product to every person. Good cream for when you have sore cold Thanks for your service.

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Posted by Lois on Apr 21, 2017 Verified Purchase

Works Great!

This is the generic Zovirax cream. It works great to help heal sores caused by herpes outbreak!

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Posted by Carlos on Apr 14, 2017 Verified Purchase

Acyclovir cream

Good quality and presentation

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Posted by Huey on Aug 31, 2016 Verified Purchase

Good stuff

The product is of high quality at very low price. Shipment is quick.

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Posted by Lois on Jul 9, 2015 Verified Purchase

Works good

Works really good and for a really good price!

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