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Topical antivirals

What are Topical antivirals?

Topical antiviral agents are applied locally to treat viral infections. Different antiviral agents have different mechanisms of action but they all inhibit production of viruses that cause disease. Topical agents are used to treat viral conditions such as cold sores (facial herpes simplex).

List of Topical antivirals:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
Zovirax Ointment (Pro)
Generic name: acyclovir
7 reviews
9.4
Denavir (Pro)
Generic name: penciclovir
55 reviews
8.9
Zovirax Cream (Pro)
Generic name: acyclovir
38 reviews
8.2
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

Further information

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Medical conditions associated with topical antivirals: