Zovirax Cream Pump (Acyclovir) Customer Reviews

Zovirax Cream Pump

Rx Prescription Required    RxFormulation : Cream

StrengthQuantity & PriceBuy Now
Buy Now
norton image

We don't sell this generic-version medication.

norton image

We are Certified



Acyclovir cream is prescribed to address cold sores (commonly known as fever blisters) that result from an infection by the herpes simplex virus on the face or lips. Acyclovir falls into a category of antiviral medications known as synthetic nucleoside analogues. Its mechanism of action involves halting the dissemination of the herpes virus within the body.

Uses and Dosage

Topical acyclovir is available as a cream and an ointment designed for application to the skin. The recommended usage for acyclovir cream involves applying it five times a day over the course of four days. For optimal results, it is most effective when applied at the onset of a cold sore outbreak, typically characterized by tingling, redness, itching, or the presence of a bump before the cold sore fully develops.

Acyclovir ointment, on the other hand, is typically applied six times a day, with applications spaced approximately 3 hours apart, and this regimen continues for 7 days. Commence the use of acyclovir ointment as soon as the initial infection symptoms manifest.

Adhere strictly to the prescribed directions for the application of topical acyclovir. Avoid using it in excess, reducing the amount, or using it more frequently than advised by your doctor.

With the appropriate use of topical acyclovir, you should notice an improvement in your symptoms. If there is no improvement or if your symptoms worsen, promptly contact your doctor.

Remember that acyclovir cream and ointment are intended exclusively for application to the skin. Ensure that acyclovir cream or ointment does not come into contact with your eyes, mouth, or nose, and never ingest the medication.

Acyclovir cream should only be applied to skin areas where a cold sore has already emerged or where the development of one is likely. Avoid applying acyclovir cream to unaffected skin or to sores from genital herpes.

During the use of acyclovir cream, refrain from applying other skin medications or various types of skincare products, such as cosmetics, sunscreen, or lip balm, to the area affected by the cold sore unless explicitly advised by your doctor.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • dry or cracked lips
  • flaky, peeling, or dry skin
  • burning or stinging skin
  • redness, swelling, or irritation in the place where you applied the medication

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • hives
  • rash
  • itching
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • swelling of the face, throat, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • hoarseness


  • Prior to commencing acyclovir treatment, inform your doctor or pharmacist of any allergies you may have, whether they are related to acyclovir, valacyclovir, or any other substances. This product may include inactive components that have the potential to trigger allergic reactions or other adverse effects.
  • Before initiating this medication, discuss your medical history with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • If you are pregnant, you should inform your doctor before using this medication. Have a thorough discussion with your doctor about the potential risks and benefits associated with the use of acyclovir during pregnancy.
  • While acyclovir may be excreted into breast milk in minimal quantities, it is unlikely to have detrimental effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor prior to breastfeeding.
  • If you have herpes sores located on or near your breast, it is best to refrain from breastfeeding during that time.

Form and Strength

Zovirax Cream Pump is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Zovirax Cream Pump cream:
    • 5 %


What is the difference between Zovirax Cream and Zovirax Ointment?

Zovirax Cream is intended for facial use on cold sores around and on the lips. On the other hand, Zovirax Ointment is intended for use in the genital area for outbreaks of genital herpes.

What happens if you put too much Zovirax on?

Using too much Zovirax cream or ointment is unlikely to harm you.


  1. https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/aciclovir/how-and-when-to-take-or-use-aciclovir/#:~:text=Using%20too%20much%20aciclovir%20cream,have%20had%20too%20much%20aciclovir
  2. https://www.medsafe.govt.nz/consumers/cmi/z/ZovCScream.pdf
  3. https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/acyclovir-topical-route/proper-use/drg-20061579
  4. https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-5230-432/zovirax-topical/acyclovir-cream-topical/details
  5. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a606001.html
  6. https://www.drugs.com/pro/zovirax-cream.html

Additional information

Generic name:






Quantities Available:

2g, 4g

Can Drug Store has provided information from third parties intended to increase awareness and does not contain all the information about Zovirax Cream Pump (Acyclovir). Talk to your doctor or a qualified medical practitioner for medical attention, advice, or if you have any concerns about Zovirax Cream Pump (Acyclovir).