Lipsore 5% Aciclovir Cream 2g
Lipsore 5% Aciclovir Cream 2g
Lipsore 5% w/w Cream is a medicine that is used for the symptomatic treatment of cold sores. The active ingredient in the cream is aciclovir, which is an antiviral agent. This cream should be applied at the first signs of a cold sore, such as tingling and itching, to help prevent the cold sore from fully developing. Additionally, it can be used to speed up the healing process if a cold sore has already appeared.
How does Lipsore 5% w/w Cream help treat cold sores?
Aciclovir, the active ingredient in Lipsore 5% w/w Cream, is an antiviral drug that helps to treat cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus. It works by decreasing the severity and length of cold sore outbreaks, and helps the sores to heal faster. It also helps prevent new sores from forming and decreases pain and itching associated with cold sores. Additionally, in people with a weakened immune system, aciclovir can decrease the risk of the virus spreading to other parts of the body
How long does it take for Lipsore 5% w/w Cream to work?
Lipsore cream can help to reduce the severity and length of cold sore outbreaks, and can help the sores to heal faster. It is important to start using the cream as soon as possible after the first signs of a cold sore appear. Depending on the severity of the infection healing times will vary. If full healing has still not occurred after 10 days, or if your cold sore becomes very severe, consult your pharmacist.
Are there any side effects associated with Lipsore 5% w/w Cream?
Some possible side effects of Lipsore cream include mild skin irritation, itching, burning, or stinging at the site of application. If any of these side effects are severe or persistent, or if you notice any other unusual side effects, you should contact your doctor or pharmacist.
What are cold sores?
Cold sores are tiny, fluid-filled blisters that occur on and around the lips. They are a common viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and less commonly by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).
What are common symptoms of cold sores?
Common symptoms of cold sores include:
- Small, fluid-filled blisters on or around the lips
- Tingling, itching or burning sensation before the blisters appear
- Painful or sensitive sores
- Swelling or redness around the sores
- Crusting over and formation of a scab after the blisters break
Aciclovir 5% w/w.
Usage and Instructions
Apply the cream liberally to completely cover the whole of the affected area.
Apply to the affected area five times a day at approximately 4 hourly intervals for five days. See enclosed leaflet for further details.
If full healing has still not occurred after 10 days, or if your cold sore becomes very severe, consult your pharmacist.
Always wash your hands after touching cold sores, or applying medication to them and avoid touching your eyes.
Women are advised to be especially careful when applying makeup. Do not use saliva to wet contact lenses.
Avoid kissing, especially children, when you have a cold sore.
Avoid sharing your eating and drinking utensils, or the same towel with other people.
Do not use if you are pregnant or are breast feeding unless your doctor advises.