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Acic (Aciclovir 5%) Cold Sore Treatment


Acic Cold Sore 5% w/w Cream is indicated for the treatment of Herpes simplex virus infections of the skin, lips and face.

See Patient Information Leaflet


Availability: In stock

This medicine is sold on the condition that it is to be used in accordance with recommendations for use as contained on the packaging and associated leaflets. I confirm that I am purchasing it for that use and am over 18 years of age. I agree to be contacted by a Pharmacist if they deem it necessary.

How to Use

How to Use

Adults and children:
• Start using the cream when you get the first signs of infection. You may see skin blisters or be able to recognise the tingle sensation that means that a blister will appearsoon.
• Spread a thin layer of cream onto the cold sore about every 4 hours during your day. This is usually about 5 times each day.
• It is best to use a cotton bud to apply the cream. If you do use your fingers instead,
wash them thoroughly before and after using the cream. This is to prevent you spreading the virus to your damaged skin or to new areas.
• Use the cream for at least 4 days. If your cold sore has not healed completely after 4 days, carry on using the cream for 6 more days. If the cold sore has not healed
after a total of 10 days, stop using the cream and tell your doctor.
• If you feel your cold sore is getting worse tell your doctor.
• Do not get the cream in your eyes



• The active substance is aciclovir. Each gram (g) of the cream contains
50 milligrams (mg) of aciclovir [5% w/w].
• The other ingredients are propylene glycol, white soft paraffin, liquid paraffin, cetyl alcohol, dimeticone 350, stearoyl macrogolglycerides and purified water.

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