Zoviduo crema 2 g
Cream for the treatment of cold sores.
It has a double effect: it stops the growth of herpes simplex virus and reduces inflammation, pain, heat and redness lip
What Zoviduo is and what it is used for
Zoviduo contains two active ingredients: acyclovir and hydrocortisone. Acyclovir is an antiviral that helps fight the virus that causes fever. Hydrocortisone is a moderate-strength steroid that reduces the inflammation associated with fever.
Zoviduo cream is used to treat the first signs and symptoms (for example, tingling, itching, or redness) of herpes on the lips and the skin near them to reduce the chance of progression of cold sores to blisters in adults. and adolescents (12 years and older).
Even if your fever turns into a blister, Zoviduo will shorten the healing process by approximately 12 to 24 hours, compared to any cream without the active ingredients.
A cold sore is caused by a virus called the herpes simplex virus. The virus causes blisters and ulcers especially on the lips, but sometimes also on the skin near them. Cold sores can develop when the immune system is weakened, for example, when you have a cold or other infection. Stress, sunlight, cold temperatures, or menstruation can also trigger a cold sore.
You should consult a doctor if your symptoms persist 5 days after completing treatment.
How to use Zoviduo
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. If in doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
For cutaneous use only.
Do not use more than the recommended dose.
Adults and children 12 years and older:
Apply the cream five times a day for 5 days (i.e. approximately every 3-4 hours while awake). It is recommended to start treatment as soon as possible, preferably with the first signs or symptoms, (for example, tingling, redness or itching).
Do not use for more than 5 days. You should consult a doctor if your symptoms persist 5 days after completing treatment.
Wash your hands before and after application to prevent cold sores from worsening or infecting another person.
If you develop an ulcer, do not touch the ulcer more than necessary so that the infection does not spread to other areas of the body or to the eyes.
If you use more Zoviduo than you should
In case of overdose or accidental ingestion, immediately consult your doctor or pharmacist or call the Toxicological Information Service, telephone: 91 562 04 20, indicating the medicine and the amount ingested
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
If you forgot to use Zoviduo
If you missed a dose, apply as soon as you remember and continue as before.