ACICLOSTAD acyclovir cream cold sore treatment

STADA Consumer Health Deutschland GmbH

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Aciclostad ® against cold sores,  cold sore treatment 50 mg per 1 g of acyclovir cream

Pack size:2 Dosage form:cream

Active ingredient: acyclovir.

For the soothing treatment of pain and itching in the case of frequently recurring herpes infections with blistering in the lip area (recurrent herpes labialis). Contains: cetyl alcohol and propylene glycol.

For  cold sore treatment, acyclovir information on risks and side effects, read the package insert and ask your doctor or pharmacist.

STADA Consumer Health Deutschland GmbH, Stadastraße 2–18, 61118 Bad Vilbel
Status: September 2013

Aciclostad ® acyclovir cream against
cold sores , cold sore treatment Aciclostad ® effectively relieves the symptoms of cold sores

• For the treatment of herpes in the lip area
• Relieves pain and itching
• Inhibits the replication of the virus
• Application 5 times daily by thinly applied to the infected areas

Package Contents
 cold sore treatment acyclovir cream 2g Tube

therapy for infection with herpes on the lip
Aciclostad ®Against cold sores,  cold sore treatment, acyclovir is a cream for the soothing therapy of pain and itching in the case of herpes in the area of ​​the lips. Cold sores are noticeable when the immune system is weakened by painful blisters on the lips. On the one hand, the drug relieves the symptoms that typically occur, such as feelings of tension, itching and burning sensation on the lips. On the other hand, the preparation for the treatment of herpes labialis inhibits the further spread of the virus. To do this, the drug should be applied to the affected skin areas 5 times a day at intervals of 4 hours during the day.

How Aciclostad ® works in the treatment of cold sores,  acyclovir, cold sore treatment
By using acyclovir Aciclostad ®the symptoms of cold sores such as tightness, itching and burning in the lip area are relieved and healing is effectively supported. The active ingredient it contains is acyclovir, a virostatic. The substance inhibits the virus from multiplying. In the drug, acyclovir is initially in an inactive form. It is only activated when it gets into a body cell that is infected with a herpes virus. After the conversion, the antiviral agent prevents the virus from spreading further in the genetic make-up. Aciclostad ® therapy relieves the pain, the herpes recedes and healing occurs.

What causes cold sores,  cold sore treatment
Even if the so-called herpes simplex viruses never become active in many people: Almost everyone is infected with the herpes viruses. Once infected, the virus remains in the body for life. In some people, the viruses cause symptoms of illness such as tightness, itching, and pain at irregular intervals. When herpes labialis occurs in the area of ​​the lips, the oral mucous membrane is usually attacked by type 1 herpes simplex viruses. This happens especially when the organism is weakened. Infections, colds, exceptionally high physical strain or psychological stress often precede the cold sore.

Tips for using acyclovir Aciclostad ®
It is recommended to use  cold sore treatment Aciclostad ®Apply with a cotton swab and spread the medicine thinly on the affected skin area. It is advisable to treat adjacent areas of the visible signs of herpes, including blisters, swelling and redness.

Frequently Asked Questions  acyclovir, cold sore treatment:
How long does cold sore healing take?
The duration of treatment is usually 5 days. Acyclovir Aciclostad ® should be used until the blisters have crusted or healed. If there is no improvement or even a deterioration in the state of health after 10 days, a doctor should be consulted.

How long is cold sore contagious?
The herpes virus spreads through skin contact and is therefore very contagious. It can be transmitted through kissing or shared utensils such as eating utensils. Most contagious are the vesicles just before they appear and while they are visible. After five to eight days, a yellowish or brown scab forms: As the crust builds up, the risk of infection of the blisters decreases.

Which side effects can occur?
Every now and then after the treatment with acyclovir Aciclostad ® you may experience burning or stinging on the affected areas of the skin. Occasional drying and peeling of the treated skin or itching may also occur. The application of acyclovir Aciclostad ®

When should the product not be used or only with special caution?
Cold sore treatment, acyclovir should be avoided if there is hypersensitivity to acyclovir or any other ingredient in the cream such as valaciclovir or propylene glycol.
The preparation should also not be applied to mucous membranes, as it causes irritation. If the body's immune defense is severely impaired, if the patient is pregnant or breastfeeding, a doctor should be contacted before use and asked for an assessment.