Details About Generic Salt ::  Penciclo

Main Medicine Class:: Topical anti-infective,Antiviral   

Class: Topical anti-infective/Antiviral


Drugs Class ::

 Action Selectively inhibits herpes viral DNA synthesis and replication.

Indications for Drugs ::

 Indications Treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) in adults.

Drug Dose ::


ADULTS: Topical Apply to lesions q 2 hr while awake for 4 days. Start treatment as early as possible, during the prodrome or when lesions first appear.

Contraindication ::

 Contraindications Standard considerations.

Drug Precautions ::


Pregnancy: Category B. Lactation: Undetermined. Children: Safety and efficacy not established. Elderly: Side effect profile similar to younger patients.


Drug Side Effects ::

 Adverse Reactions

DERM: Application site reaction.

Drug Mode of Action ::  

 Action Selectively inhibits herpes viral DNA synthesis and replication.

Drug Interactions ::

 Interactions None well documented.

Drug Assesment ::


  • Assess lesions prior to and daily during therapy.
  • Report any local reaction to physician.

Drug Storage/Management ::


  • Available as a topical cream.
  • Wash hands before and after application.
  • Apply small amount using finger cot or glove every 2 hours directly on lesion. Avoid application in or near eyes or mucous membranes.
  • Store at room temperature (59° to 86°F). Do not freeze.

Drug Notes ::

 Patient/Family Education

  • Obtain patient history, including drug history and any known allergies.
  • Instruct patient to begin treatment as soon as possible, during the prodrome, or as soon as lesions appear.
  • Advise patient to apply the medication exactly as directed and to only apply to lesions on the face and lips.
  • Advise patient to avoid applying cream to mucous membranes, within or near eyes.
  • Advise patient to wash hands before and after applying cream.
  • Advise patient to discontinue use and notify physician if local irritation develops.
  • Advise the patient that the use of additional otc creams or ointments may delay the healing process or even spread the disease.
  • Instruct the patient to notify the physician if the symptoms do not improve in 7 days of topical therapy.
  • Instruct the patient to apply sufficient ointment to cover all lesions every 2 hours while awake.
  • Advise the patient to use a finger cot or glove when applying the ointment to prevent the spread of virus.

Disclaimer ::

The Information available on this site is for only Informational Purpose , before any use of this information please consult your Doctor .Price of the drugs indicated above may not match to real price due to many possible reasons may , including local taxes etc.. These are only approximate indicative prices of the drug.


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