Herpex 5% Cream

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5 gm Cream in 1 Tube
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  • Contains / Salt: Acyclovir (5 % w/w)
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    Herpex 5% Cream Information

    Herpex 5% Cream is a prescription drug, available for use as Cream. It is typically used for the treatment of Herpes, Shingles, Cold Sores. Secondary and off-label uses of Herpex 5% Cream have also been mentioned below.

    The correct dosage of Herpex 5% Cream depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

    Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Herpex 5% Cream as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Herpex 5% Cream are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    In addition, Herpex 5% Cream's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Mild for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Herpex 5% Cream's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

    Herpex 5% Cream is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Kidney Disease are examples of such conditions. Other contraindications of Herpex 5% Cream have been discussed in the sections ahead.

    Drug reaction of Herpex 5% Cream with other medicines has been reported. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Herpex 5% Cream is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



    Herpex 5% Cream Benefits & Uses

    Herpex 5% Cream is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Herpex 5% Cream Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage

    Herpex 5% Cream Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Herpex 5% Cream safe for pregnant women?


      Pregnant women can take Herpex safely.

      Safe
    • Is the use of Herpex 5% Cream safe during breastfeeding?


      Breastfeeding women can take Herpex as it bears very minor side effects for them.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Herpex 5% Cream on the Kidneys?


      Herpex rarely affects the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Herpex 5% Cream on the Liver?


      Herpex may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Herpex 5% Cream on the Heart?


      Herpex has very mild side effects on the heart.

      Mild


    Herpex 5% Cream Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Herpex 5% Cream unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Herpex 5% Cream

    • Is this Herpex 5% Cream habit forming or addictive?


      Herpex 5% Cream does not cause addiction.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      Herpex 5% Cream will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Herpex 5% Cream is safe as it does not bear any side effects.

      Safe
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, Herpex 5% Cream cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

      No

    Herpex 5% Cream Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Herpex 5% Cream


      You can take Herpex 5% Cream with food.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Herpex 5% Cream


      Chances of side effects of drinking alcohol while taking Herpex 5% Cream are low. If you feel any adverse effects, please seek medical advice as soon as possible.

      Mild


    Frequently asked Questions about Herpex 5% Cream

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Is Herpex safe to use?

    Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Herpex is safe to use, if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects have been observed at the regular dose such as dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Do not hesitate to inform your doctor if you are facing any of the above side effects.

    Question about 5 years ago

    How to take Herpex?

    Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

    Herpex should be taken by mouth 1 - 2 times in a day or as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food but it is preferred to take with a meal to avoid stomach upset. The topical cream should be applied gently on the affected area 5 - 6 times in a day or as advised by your doctor. After applying Herpex, gently rub the cream till fully absorbed, then wash your hands. Precautions must be taken in patients with neurological abnormalities, and improper liver or kidney function.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Can I take Herpex without consulting a doctor?

    Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

    No, Herpex is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can cause adverse effects if taken without a doctor's recommendation. Hence, the patient should seek doctors advice before taking this medication by himself or herself.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    How long can I safely take Herpex?

    Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

    Take Herpex as directed by your doctor. Do not take this medicine longer than prescribed to avoid unpleasant side effects.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Herpex affect blood sugar levels?

    Dr. Faisal Mukhtar MBBS, PG Dip, DNB , Ophthalmology

    No, Herpex does not affect blood sugar levels. It has not been reported to lower the blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). So, if you have diabetes keep a check on your blood sugar levels and in case if you feel lightheadedness, shaking or increased heartbeat after taking this drug then drink a glass of fruit juice, eat candies to restore your blood sugar levels and report to your doctor.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



    References

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 798-800

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Zovirax® (acyclovir)

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