acyclovir topical (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Zovirax Topical)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Zovirax Topical)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Since this medication is applied to the skin, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid while using acyclovir topical (Zovirax Topical)?
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If this does happen, rinse with water. When treating a cold sore, apply the medication only the outer part of your lips.
Herpes infections are contagious and you can infect other people, even while you are being treated with acyclovir. Avoid letting infected areas come into contact with other people. Avoid touching an infected area and then touching your eyes. Wash your hands frequently to prevent passing the infection to others.
Acyclovir will not prevent the spread of genital herpes. Avoid sexual intercourse or use a latex condom to prevent spreading the virus to others.
What other drugs will affect acyclovir topical (Zovirax Topical)?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied acyclovir. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about acyclovir topical.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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