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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 Avg. Rating Reviews
Denavir (Pro)
Generic name: penciclovir
8.9
57 reviews
Zovirax Cream (Pro)
Generic name: acyclovir
7.5
46 reviews
Zovirax Ointment (Pro)
Generic name: acyclovir
9.3
7 reviews
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).

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Medical conditions associated with topical antivirals:

Further information

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