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Penciclovir Topical Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Geriatric Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Herpes Simplex Labialis

Apply cream to affected area every 2 hours while awake (8 times a day) for 4 days. Begin treatment as early as possible, preferably during the prodromal phase when lesions first appear.

Usual Geriatric Dose for Herpes Simplex Labialis

Apply cream to affected area every 2 hours while awake (8 times a day) for 4 days. Begin treatment as early as possible, preferably during the prodromal phase when lesions first appear.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Herpes Simplex Labialis

>=12 years: Apply cream to affected area every 2 hours while awake (8 times a day) for 4 days. Begin treatment as early as possible, preferably during the prodromal phase when lesions first appear.

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established for children <12 years.

Other Comments

For external use only.

Patients should wash their hands before and after applying penciclovir.

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