What Type Of Herpes Does Acyclovir Ointment Treat?
Acyclovir (Zorivax) ointment is prescribed to treat active genital herpes outbreaks. Genital herpes is caused by the Herpes Simplex 2 (HSV-2) virus. Blisters and sores appear around the genitals and rectum. Acyclovir is the active ingredient in brand Zorivax.
What Is The Difference Between Acyclovir Ointment And Cream?
Acyclovir in the form of a topical cream or lip treatment is prescribed for oral herpes caused by the Herpes Simplex 1 (HSV-1) virus. The ointment is specifically for use on the genitals.
Benefits Of Acyclovir Topical Ointment:
- Can help sores heal faster
- Can prevent further spreading of breakout
- Suppresses outbreaks by 80% (estimated) when used in conjunction with an oral antiviral herpes medication.
How Do I Use Acyclovir
Acyclovir ointment is used to treat initial outbreaks of genital herpes. It is commonly applied about 6 times a day or every 3 hours for 7 days. However, your doctor may provide other directions. Always follow what your doctor says.
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