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It has been discussed in the chapter of Chemotherapeutic/antibiotics under subheading anti virals.


Infections of skin caused by Herpes simplex virus. This includes initial and recurrent genital herpes and herpes labialis.


Apply 5 times a day app at 4 hrly interval for 5 days. For another 5 days if required.


Hypersensitivity to Acyclovir.

Special Precautions

Not for buccal or vaginal mucous membranes. A care is necessary to avoid accidental introduction into eye. Poor renal functions. Pregnancy, lactation.

Side Effects

Local irritation, transient burning.

Drug Interactions

Probenecid decreasesurinary excretion and increase half life.

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