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Zovirax Ointment Dosage

Generic name: acyclovir 50mg in 1g
Dosage form: ointment
Drug class: Topical antivirals

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 23, 2023.

Apply sufficient quantity to adequately cover all lesions every 3 hours, 6 times per day for 7 days. The dose size per application will vary depending upon the total lesion area but should approximate a one-half inch ribbon of ointment per 4 square inches of surface area. A finger cot or rubber glove should be used when applying ZOVIRAX to prevent autoinoculation of other body sites and transmission of infection to other persons. Therapy should be initiated as early as possible following onset of signs and symptoms.

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