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Active ingredients: penciclovir
What it is used for
Vectavir cream is indicated for the treatment of recurrent cold sores (herpes labialis) in adults and children aged 12 years and over.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Topical. This medicine is applied directly to the surface of the skin.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Smooth, white cream of homogeneous appearance.
Do I need a prescription?
We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient penciclovir
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems