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Zovirax Cream Dosage

Everyone is prescribed the same Zovirax cream dosage, regardless of factors like age and other medical conditions. When treating cold sores, it should be applied five times a day for four days. It is best if you apply the cream at the first signs of an outbreak. Your Zovirax cream dosage should not be ingested or used inside the mouth or nose.

Zovirax Cream Dosage: An Introduction

There is only one standard recommended dosage for Zovirax® cream (acyclovir cream), regardless of your age, weight, or other medical conditions.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose of Zovirax cream unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Zovirax Cream Dosage for Cold Sores

Zovirax cream should be applied five times per day for four days. You should start using it at the very first signs of an outbreak. It is best to have an extra tube of Zovirax cream on hand, if possible, to avoid delays in starting the medication.

General Information on Your Zovirax Cream Dosage

Considerations for people taking Zovirax cream include the following:
  • The medication is to be used on the lips and skin of the face; it is not meant to be ingested or to be used inside the mouth or nose.
  • You should use disposable rubber, latex, or similar gloves to apply Zovirax cream in order to prevent spreading the infection to other parts of your body. Or, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after each application.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Make sure to take Zovirax cream as directed by your healthcare provider.

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