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Brand name: Cold Sore (Chemists' Own)

Cold Sore (Chemists' Own) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) aciclovir. On this page you will find out more about Cold Sore (Chemists' Own), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: aciclovir

Information for medicine and pack size:
Cold Sore (Chemists' Own) 5% cream, 2 g

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What this medicine is for

Treatment of herpes simplex virus infecitons of the lips (herpes labialis).

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Smooth white odourless.
Dosage Form Cream
Route of administration Topical
Medicine schedule
2g, 5g, 20g: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Tube
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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