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Penciclovir (pen-SYE-kloe-veer) belongs to the family of medicines called antivirals. Antivirals are used to treat infections caused by viruses. Usually they work for only one kind or group of virus infections.
Topical penciclovir is used to treat the symptoms of herpes simplex virus infections around the mouth (cold sores). Although topical penciclovir will not cure herpes simplex, it may help relieve the pain and discomfort and may help the sores heal faster.
This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
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Denavir Directions To Use
Penciclovir comes as a cream. It is usually used externally every 2 hours while you are awake for 4 days. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist or doctor to explain any part you do not understand. Use penciclovir exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Use this medication as soon as possible after symptoms appear.
Clean and dry the area before applying the cream to avoid spreading the infection. Rub the cream in gently, using enough cream to cover all sores completely.
Continue to use penciclovir even if you feel well. Do not stop using penciclovir without talking to your doctor.
Denavir Warnings and Side Effects
Denavir is a topical cream that is applied externally on the lips and face. Do not apply Denavir on mucous membranes inside the mouth, nose, genital or rectal areas. Denavir topical is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is unlikely to harm an unborn baby. Do not use Denavir topical during pregnancy without first talking to your doctor. It is not known whether Denavir topical passes into breast milk. Do not use Denavir topical if you are breast-feeding a baby without first talking to your doctor.
Serious side effects have not been reported with the use of Denavir topical. Other less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use Denavir topical and talk to your doctor if you experience: headache; local numbness or tingling where the cream is applied; changes in taste; rash; irritation at the application site. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Denavir Missed Dose
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and use only your next regularly scheduled dose.
Store at controlled room temperature, 20°-25°C (68°-77°) away from moisture and heat.
An overdose of Denavir topical is unlikely to threaten life. If an excessive amount of the cream has been used, or if the cream has been ingested, contact a poison control left or an emergency room for advice.
Denavir More Information
Do not use other topical medications to treat the same area at them same time as Denavir topical, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. No other medicines have been reported to interact with Denavir topical. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking other prescription or over-the-counter medications during treatment with Denavir topical.
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