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Penciclovir
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This drug is used in certain patients to treat outbreaks of herpes simplex on lips and skin of the face (cold sores). The virus that causes this infection lives in the body quietly until an outbreak is triggered. Penciclovir is not a cure for the infection, but treatment of an outbreak can speed up healing of the sores and decrease pain.

 
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Penciclovir

Uses
This drug is used in certain patients to treat outbreaks of herpes simplex on lips and skin of the face (cold sores). The virus that causes this infection lives in the body quietly until an outbreak is triggered. Penciclovir is not a cure for the infection, but treatment of an outbreak can speed up healing of the sores and decrease pain.
Notes
  • To reduce the risk of spreading herpes to others, stop all sexual activity during an outbreak until it is completely healed.
  • Always use effective barrier protections (e.g., latex or polyurethane condoms, dental dams) during all sexual activity.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.Do not share this medication with others.Keep all medical appointments.

Storage
  • Store this medication at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C).
  • Firmly screw the cap back on the tube of medication after each use.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.


How To Use
  • Wash hands with soap and water before applying this medication.
  • Apply a layer of penciclovir cream to cover only the area of the cold sore or the area of tingling/itching/redness/swelling at the first signs of symptoms.
  • Apply the cream every 2 hours while awake for 4 days or as directed by your doctor.
  • After each application, do not touch any other part of your body or another person's body until you have washed your hands again with soap and water.
  • Touching the body without washing the hands may lead to spreading of the virus to a new area or another person.
  • Avoid use in or near the eyes since this medication can irritate the eyes.
  • It is very important to continue using this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.This medication works best when the amount of drug the skin receives stays at a constant level.
  • Therefore, use this drug at evenly spaced intervals.
  • To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.Do not use more or less of this drug than prescribed or stop using it even for a short time unless directed to do so by your doctor.
  • Skipping or changing your dose without approval from your doctor may decrease the effectiveness of the drug.

Side Effects
  • Headache, irritation/numbness at the application site, and change in the ability to taste may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
  • However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking penciclovir, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: HIV infection, cancer, problems with the immune system.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your regular dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
  • Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.If you are currently using any medications, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting penciclovir.

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