Denavir is a topical antiviral medication used for recurrent cold sores (herpes labialis) on the lips and face in otherwise healthy adult patients. Denavir topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Apply Denavir every two hours during waking hours for four days to your cold sore with your finger or a cotton swab. Wash hands with soap and water to prevent it from coming into contact with your eyes or other areas; to prevent irritation and to prevent spread of the herpes virus.
Denavir is a topical cream that is applied externally on the lips and face. Do not apply Denavir on mucous membranes inside the mouth, nose, genital or rectal areas. Denavir topical is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is unlikely to harm an unborn baby. Do not use Denavir topical during pregnancy without first talking to your doctor. It is not known whether Denavir topical passes into breast milk. Do not use Denavir topical if you are breast-feeding a baby without first talking to your doctor.
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and use only your next regularly scheduled dose.
Possible Side Effects
Serious side effects have not been reported with the use of Denavir topical. Other less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use Denavir topical and talk to your doctor if you experience: headache; local numbness or tingling where the cream is applied; changes in taste; rash; irritation at the application site. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Store at controlled room temperature, 20°-25°C (68°-77°) away from moisture and heat.
An overdose of Denavir topical is unlikely to threaten life. If an excessive amount of the cream has been used, or if the cream has been ingested, contact a poison control left or an emergency room for advice.
Do not use other topical medications to treat the same area at them same time as Denavir topical, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. No other medicines have been reported to interact with Denavir topical. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking other prescription or over-the-counter medications during treatment with Denavir topical.
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