Acyclovir Mylan 5% cream uses and contraindications

Acyclovir Mylan 5% cream uses and contraindications

Acyclovir Mylan 5% cream is a local antiherpetic drug indicated in the management of outbreaks of cold sores, also called “cold sores”, in adults and children over 6 years of age. It is a powerful antiviral which blocks the multiplication of the Herpes virus responsible for this disease.

Excipients:  Propylene glycol, white petrolatum, liquid paraffin, ARLATONE 983 S (glycerol monostearate, polyoxyethylene 30 stearate), cetyl alcohol, dimeticone, purified water.

Excipients with known effect: Propylene glycol

 Dosage of Acyclovir Mylan 5% cream tube

This cream should not be used in children under 6 years old and should be used by the skin.

  • Acyclovir cream should be applied to the lesions at the first symptoms on the lips and around the lesions, 5 times a day.
  • Hands should be washed thoroughly before applying this cream and after. The cream is applied with the finger at the onset of the first symptoms (itching or burning) before the blisters appear. 
  • The sooner the cream is applied, the more effective the treatment will be.
  • It is even recommended to extend widely around the lesion.

Applications should be distributed throughout the day, at an interval of 3 to 4 hours and without nightly application. The duration of treatment is limited to 10 days, if symptoms persist, stop treatment and consult your healthcare professional or pharmacist.

If you forget the dose, do not double the application.


Contraindications of Acyclovir Mylan Pharma 5% cream

This cream is contraindicated in children under 6 years of age and in cases of known allergy to acyclovir or any of the other ingredients.

If you have any doubts about the nature of the lesions on your lips, consult your doctor or pharmacist, especially if the lesions appear elsewhere than at the usual place. This cream should not be applied to the oral or vaginal mucous membranes.

Some hygiene rules should accompany treatment with acyclovir cream, such as avoiding close contact, kissing a small child, touching the lesions and then touching the eyes and eyelids with your hands.

It is not recommended to use other creams with Acyclovir cream. The use of Acyclovir Mylan cream during pregnancy and breastfeeding requires the advice of your doctor or pharmacist.


This article provides information only. Please always consult your doctor before taking this medicine.


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