Acyclostad Cream- Acyclovir 5% Topical Cream

Acyclostad Cream is indicated in: treatment of herpes simplex type 1 & type 2 including herpes genitalis and herpes labialis and varcilla Zoster infections. Also topical Acyclostad is effective in treatment of mucocutaneous herpes simplex in immunocompromised patients.

Dosage and administration, duration of therapy

The instructions given below apply unless your doctor has prescribed Acyclostad otherwise for you. Please comply with these and/or your doctor’s instructions for effective and safe Acyclostad therapy.

How much and how often should you use Acyclostad?

Apply a thin film of cream to infected skin areas 5 times daily every 4 hours.

How and when should you use Acyclostad?

Use a cotton swab to take up as much cream as is necessary to cover the infected skin area(s). As you apply Acyclostad, be sure to cover not only the areas with visible signs of herpes infection (vesicles, swelling, reddening) but adjacent areas as well.

Should you be applying Acyclostad with your hand(s), be sure to wash these thoroughly both before and after cream application to prevent additional infection of the compromised skin area(s) (with bacteria etc.) And/or viral carry-over to other, as-yet uninfected mucosal skin areas.

Please note

For best response, Acyclostad therapy should be started as early as possible, i.e. As soon as you notice the first signs of herpes (burning, itching, discomfort, reddening).

For how long should you use Acyclostad?

Your doctor will determine for how long you should continue Acyclostad therapy. Treatment is usually continued for 5 days, but therapy should be individualized and continued until vesicular crusting or healing has been achieved. However, the duration of the therapy should not exceed 10 days.

Composition

Pharmacologically active ingredient: 1 g cream contains 50 mg acyclovir.

Contraindications

When should you not use Acyclostad?

You must not use Acyclostad if you know you are hypersensitive to acyclovir or any other ingredient of Acyclostad. You should not apply Acyclostad to mucous membranes (eg oral cavity or eye or intra vaginal) to avoid local irritation.

When should you use Acyclostad only after checking with your Doctor?

The situations described here relate to certain conditions in which Acyclostad should be used only with particular caution. Discuss with your doctor, also if any of these conditions applied to you previously. Be sure to inform your doctor before starting therapy if you are severely immune compromised (i.e. if your body’s immune system is severely impaired).

Interactions With Other Drugs

No interactions with other drugs are known to date.

Violations of dosing schedule and overdose action;

What should you do if you used less than the prescribed dose of Acyclostad or missed a dose?

Continue therapy as prescribed (so do not apply the cream more often and do not apply a thicker film of cream).

What should you bear in mind if you wish to interrupt or stop Acyclostad early?

You should use Acyclostad sufficiently long to ensure the best results.

Side effects

What adverse reactions could you experience while using Acyclostad?

Should you experience any adverse effects not described in this Insert, please be sure to inform your doctor or pharmacist. Application of Acyclostad may produce transient burning or stinging of the treated skin areas. Reddening, drying and scaling of Acyclostad-treated skin have occasionally been observed.

There have been rare reports of allergic skin reactions (contact dermatitis) following the use of Acyclostad. In most cases where allergological testing was performed, the pharmaceutical aids of the cream base rather than the active ingredient Acyclovir proved the cause of the skin reaction.

You may be suffering from contact dermatitis if the above side effects are pronounced and involve also skin areas beyond those treated with the cream. Discuss with your doctor.

Pregnancy: No studies authorize long term use of Acyclovir in 111 of Herpes in pregnant women especially at the final stage.

Lactation: caution should be taken when administration of Acyclovir in lactating women.

Other Information

Presentation and contents

Original package of 10 g cream.

Shelf life and stability of this medicine

The expiry date of this medicinal product is shown on the tube and box. Do not use this product after this expiry date.

How should you store Acyclostad?

Store Acyclostad at max 25°C. Keep all medicaments out of reach of children

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