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Cold Sore Cream is a smooth off-white cream for application to the lips and face. It contains aciclovir which belongs to a group of medicines called antivirals.

This cream is used for the treatment of cold sores (Herpes simplex virus infections); it slows the growth of the virus, and speeds the healing of cold sore blisters.

Uses / Instructions

Method of Administration

For cutaneous use.

Adults and Children:

Treatment should be initiated as soon as possible after the start of the infection, ideally during the prodromal period or when the lesions first appear.

A thin film of cream should be applied to the infected and immediately adjacent skin areas 5 times daily at 4 hour intervals during the day omitting the night time application.

Treatment should be continued for 5 days, followed by a further 5 days treatment if healing has not occurred.

Patients should wash their hands before and after applying the cream, and avoid unnecessary rubbing of the lesion or touching them with a towel, to avoid aggravating or transferring the infection.

Use in elderly:

No special comment


Hypersensitivity to aciclovir, valaciclovir, propylene glycol or any other ingredients of the preparation listed in Section 6.1.


Side Effects

Like all medicines, Cold Sore Cream can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you notice the following: rash, itchy skin, weal, swelling of the lips, face and/or eyelids, they may be signs of an allergic reaction. Stop using Cold Sore Cream and seek medical advice immediately.


• The active substance is aciclovir and the cream contains 50 mg in every 1 g (5%). • The other ingredients are stearoyl macrogolglycerides, dimeticone, cetyl alcohol, liquid paraffin, white soft paraffin, propylene glycol and purified water (see end of Section 2 for further information). For a full list of ingredients see the patient information leaflet.


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