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Zovirax Cold Sore Cream 5% Tube 2G


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It is used to treat cold sores, genital herpes and other skin infections caused by the Herpes simplex virus.

It works by stopping the growth of viruses that cause cold sores or genital herpes.

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How To Use

Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you.

Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Applying the cream

  • Zovirax Cream is not for use in your mouth, eyes or the vagina.
  • You should not mix Zovirax with anything before you use it, not even water.
  • Always wash your hands before and after you use the cream.

Adults and children

  • Apply a thin layer of cream to the affected area five times a day. Zovirax cream should only be applied externally for the treatment of cold sores and genital herpes.
  • You should space each application of Zovirax by four hours. Suggested times are: 7am, 11am, 3pm, 7pm and 11pm.
  • If your cold sore has not healed after 4 days, or your genital herpes sore has not healed after 5 days, you may use the cream for up to 10 days.
  • If the affected area has still not healed after this, stop using the cream and tell your doctor.
  • If you use more Zovirax than you should

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you use too much Zovirax.

Zovirax Cream is for use on the skin, if you swallow any talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

If you forget to use Zovirax, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is nearly time for your next application, skip the missed application.

Do not use a double application to make up for a forgotten application.

Active Ingredients

The active substance is aciclovir.

The cream contains 5% w/w aciclovir.

The other ingredients are poloxamer 407, cetostearyl alcohol, sodium laurilsulfate, white soft paraffin, liquid paraffin, propylene glycol (E1520), purified water, arlacel 165 (glycerol monostearate and macrogol stearate), dimeticone 20.

Delivery Info

In store pick-up:
Collections are free of charge from Ronaghan's Pharmacy, 5 The Diamond, Monaghan Town, Monaghan, H18XC60.

Delivery within Ireland and Northern Ireland:
Free delivery on orders over €39. Charge of €4.95 applies to orders under €39.

Deliveries in Republic Of Ireland:
Delivery by Fastway.

Deliveries to Northern Ireland:
Delivery by Royal Mail, No custom charges to Northern Ireland.

Deliveries to England, Wales and Scotland:
Delivery by Royal Mail. Customs charges may be incurred, depending on your order value.

International Deliveries:
Orders subject to review. Orders Delivery by Royal Mail or An Post. Customs charges may be incurred, depending on your order value.Please note, for security and legal reasons, certain items are prohibited with An Post  and Royal Mail. We will contact you if your items are on the prohibited list. Orders may require a signature upon receipt.

Shipping delivery times may vary depending on the following:

  • During promotional campaigns.
  • During busy postal periods including, bank holidays and weekends.
  • Location.

For orders to the rest of the world, please contact info@ronaghans.ie before ordering.

Returns Policy

We are sorry that you are seeking information on a return or refund. We will endeavor to solve any problems or queries you may have. Please send the returns information to our email address info@ronaghans.ie within 14 days from the date of receipt. If the item is passed 28 days we are able to issue a gift certificate for Ronaghan’s Pharmacy.
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Always read the Patient Information Leaflet before using any medicine.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not store above 25°C.

Do not store in a refrigerator.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and tube after EXP.

The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Put the lid back on the tube after each time that you have used it

Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.

Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use.

These measures will help protect the environment.


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