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Instructions for Using Zovirax Cream and Side Effects

When and How to Take Zovirax Cream

General considerations for when and how to take Zovirax cream include the following:
  • The medication is to be used on the lips and skin of the face; it is not 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.

Dosing Information

There is only one standard recommended dose of Zovirax cream, regardless of your age, weight, or other medical problems.
As is always the case with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Zovirax Cream Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Zovirax cream. However, not everyone who uses the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Zovirax cream include, but are not limited to:
  • Dry lips
  • Peeling or flaking of the skin
  • Dry skin.
(Click Zovirax Cream Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

About Zovirax Cream

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