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Denavir (penciclovir) Cream 1%
(Known as Vectavir in the UK)
What is denavir cream used for?
Denavir (Penciclovir) Cream 1%
Denavir cream belongs to the group of drugs called antivirals. Penciclovir cream is used in the treatment of sores and blisters caused by certain diseases of viral origin. It is used in the treatment of cold sores that are formed on the lips in the case of herpes simplex. It is also used to treat fever blisters. The sores associated with viral infections are also called herpes labialis. Denavir cream helps in speeding up the healing of these sores. Furthermore, it decreases the symptoms associated with these sores like tingling, pain, burning, and itching. Penciclovir acts by stopping the growth of the virus. It is important to consider that Denavir cream does not cure, it only treats these sores. It does not prevent the passing of the infection to other people. Also, it does not prevent future recurrences.
Denavir cream is available on your physician’s prescription. You can also buy Denavir cream online from Canada Pharmacy.
The active ingredient is Penciclovir 10mg.
Before applying the cream, wash your hands. Clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin layer of Denavir over the sores or the area which is tingling, itching or swelling. Gently rub it in till it is completely absorbed. Denavir cream should be applied every 2 hours for 4 days or as directed by your physician. Denavir cream should only be used on the skin only. Avoid physical contact, as Denavir cream treats but does not prevent the spread of herpes.
Do not take it orally or apply inside the nose or near the eyes.
Before starting your treatment with Denavir cream, consultation with your doctor is advised if you have the following conditions.
- Allergy to penciclovir
- Children who are younger than 12 years
Call your doctor if any of the following side effects appear on the administration of Denavir cream.
- Allergic reaction leading to hives, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat
- Numbness or tingling where the cream is applied
- Burning or stinging over the application site
- Discoloration of the skin when the cream is applied
- Changes in the sense of taste
- Severe skin redness, itching, rash or pain
Product Code: 9866
What is a Generic Drug?
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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.