What is Acyclovir Topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Zovirax Topical

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Acyclovir is a type of medication known as an antiviral. Antivirals kill viruses or stop them from multiplying. Topical acyclovir may be used to treat cold sores (sores caused by the herpes simplex virus). It may also be used to treat genital herpes. 

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Cold sores (fever blisters) 5 3
Genital herpes 2 1
Herpes outbreak 1 0
Herpes simplex virus infection 1 0
Shingles (herpes zoster) 1 1
Skin lesions 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Acyclovir Topical

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Acyclovir Topical

Dosage Patients
5% as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Acyclovir Topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 4
Other 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Acyclovir Topical

Duration

Currently taking Acyclovir Topical

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Acyclovir Topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 1
< $25 0
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Acyclovir Topical.