Aciclovir Cream

(2 customer reviews)


Aciclovir 5% anti-viral cream treats cold sores.

It stops the herpes virus from multiplying and spreading.

Aciclovir cream can drastically reduce the length and severity of cold sores when applied early on in an outbreak.

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What is Aciclovir cream?

Aciclovir cream treats cold sores. Aciclovir cream stops the herpes virus from spreading and multiplying which relieves symptoms quickly. 

What is the Herpes Virus?

The Herpes Virus is extremely infectious and cannot be cured. However, it has periods of being dormant and is only infectious during an outbreak. There is oral herpes and genital herpes. Oral herpes is when you get blistering sores around your mouth. Oral herpes is also known as cold sores.  

Aciclovir cream can help reduce symptoms of oral herpes only.  

How do you take Aciclovir cream?

Aciclovir cream is topical. You apply the cream onto the affected area with clean hands.  

Side effects Aciclovir cream?

As with any form of medication, Aciclovir cream has side effects. For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Aciclovir.  Below are a few of the common side effects of using the Aciclovir cream: 

  • Skin irritation 
  • Burning 
  • Stinging 
  • Dry skin 
  • Itchy skin 
  • Dry lips 

For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Aciclovir. 

Interactions with alcohol and food?

Aciclovir won’t be affected by alcohol although it is recommended that alcohol is avoided as alcohol can cause dryness to the skin which would exacerbate the dry skin caused by using the cream. 

Any interactions with other drugs?

Aciclovir cream does not interact with any other drugs.  

Is there any reason why I would not be able to take Aciclovir cream?

You should always check with your GP or use our Ask-A-Pharmacist service before starting a new course of treatment. 

Why should I take Aciclovir cream?

The herpes virus cannot be treated. Aciclovir cream works to treat the symptoms of the virus by decreasing the discomfort and appearance of blisters or sored.  

Additional information


1 x 2g Tube, 2 x 2g Tubes, 3 x 2g Tubes

2 reviews for Aciclovir Cream

  1. Anonymous

    Product worked very well. Packaging was plain and discreet and recycleable!

  2. morgan smith

    Really great product, would highly recommend- it worked wonders!

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