How it should be taken
It comes as cream to apply topically, as directed by your physician.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
Topical- Apply 5 times per day for 5 days.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This combination medication contains antiviral and topical corticosteroid, prescribed for early treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores), to reduce the likelihood of ulcerative cold sores and to shorten the lesion healing time in adults and adolescents (12 years of age and older).
Category B :
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of poor immunity, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Should not be used in children below 12 years of age.
Store at controlled room temperature 20°-25°C. Do not freeze.