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Generic Zovirax (Acyclovir) 5% Ointment, 15g tube (Prescription Product)


Generic Zovirax topical anti-viral medicine for current genital herpes outbreaks. 5% strength. 15g tube. Choose quantity below.

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What type of herpes is acyclovir topical ointment used for?

Generic Zovirax is a topical anti-viral medicine prescribed for current genital herpes outbreaks. The 5% strength ointment is available by prescription only. Acyclovir is the generic equivalent to Zovirax.

Benefits of acyclovir topical ointment:

  • Can help sores heal faster
  • Can prevent further spreading of breakout
  • Suppress outbreaks by 80% (estimated) when used in conjunction with an oral antiviral herpes medication.

How long does it take for acyclovir to work?

Acyclovir ointment is usually used for 7 days and applied about 6 times a day or every 3 hours. Follow your physician's exact instructions on how long to use acyclovir ointment and how many applications per day.

More Information
Use or Effects Treat Cold Sores/Herpes
Is a Prescription Product Yes
Form Ointment
Drug Class/Pharmacology Antiviral
Product Specifics

Acyclovir ointment (generic Zovirax topical) is a topical prescription medication applied to genital herpes lesions / sores.  It is an antiviral medication that helps speed the healing of sores and prevent further spreading.

Follow all physician's instructions and directions for use on the prescription label.

Wash your hands thoroughly before applying the topical ointment. Use only enough to cover the area of the cold sore that is tingling or burning. Gently rub in the ointment until it is absorbed into the skin. Acyclovir 5% topical may be applied up to 6 times a day. 

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