What is OCUVIR SKIN CREAM used for?
OCUVIR SKIN CREAM is an antiviral drug prescribed to treat infections such as chickenpox, genital herpes, shingles and cold sores, which are caused by herpes viruses. It decreases the growth and spread of herpes virus in the body and helps faster healing of sores. OCUVIR SKIN CREAM eye ointment is used to treat viral eye infections caused by herpes simplex viruses. OCUVIR SKIN CREAM is available as tablet, topical cream and eye ointment forms.
How to take OCUVIR SKIN CREAM?
The dosage of OCUVIR SKIN CREAM prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take OCUVIR SKIN CREAM tablet with a full glass of water. It can be taken with or without food. Drink plenty of fluids while you are taking this medication.
Apply OCUVIR SKIN CREAM cream liberally onto the affected area. Do not use this medication in the eyes.
Apply a thin line of OCUVIR SKIN CREAM eye ointment along the inside of the lower eye lid. Wash your hands before and after use.
If your physician has instructed or directed you to use OCUVIR SKIN CREAM medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of OCUVIR SKIN CREAM, seek medical attention immediately.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking OCUVIR SKIN CREAM?
Is it possible for me to use OCUVIR SKIN CREAM with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use OCUVIR SKIN CREAM?
What are the possible drug interactions of OCUVIR SKIN CREAM?
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How should OCUVIR SKIN CREAM be used?
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