Acyclovir Lip Treatment
Carry this medicated lip balm with you and continue your day as usual while you treat and speed the healing of HSV-1/cold sores. Packaged in small tube like any other lip balm, it contains prescription acyclovir and pain reducing lidocaine. Acyclovir helps treat HSV-1 outbreaks at any stage. Use this medicated "chapstick" when the first signs of an outbreak appear to reduce the severity. Apply it as directed during an active outbreak for faster healing. Discreet and easy to carry.
Before using acyclovir lip treatment:
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to acyclovir, valacyclovir (Valtrex), any other medications, or any of the ingredients in acyclovir lip treatment. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had any condition that affects your immune system such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using acyclovir, call your doctor.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply extra ointment to make up for a missed dose.
Topical acyclovir may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- 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
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Swelling of the face, throat, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
Topical acyclovir may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while using this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatchor by phone (1-800-332-1088).