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TESCO COLDSORE 5% W/W CREAM

Active substance(s): ACICLOVIR / ACICLOVIR / ACICLOVIR

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Read all of this leaflet carefully
because it contains important
information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription.
However, you still need to use Cymex Ultra
carefully to get the best results from it
• K
 eep this leaflet you may need to read it
again.
• A
 sk your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
•Y
 ou must contact a doctor if your symptoms
worsen or do not improve after 10 days.
• If any of the side effects get serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in the leaflet
please tell your doctor or pharmacist
In this leaflet
1. What Cymex Ultra is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know Before you use
Cymex Ultra
3. How to use Cymex Ultra
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Cymex Ultra
6. C
 ontents of the pack and other information
1. What Cymex Ultra is and what it is
used for
Cymex ultra is used for the treatment of cold
sores. The active ingredient is aciclovir, an
antiviral agent. Apply at the first signs of a cold
sore (such as tingling and itching). It can also
be used to speed up healing if one has already
appeared.
2. What you need to know Before you
use Cymex Ultra
Do not use Cymex Ultra
•  If you have ever had an allergic reaction to
Aciclovir, valaciclovir, propylene glycol or any
other ingredients of the preparation (see
section 6 for a complete list of
ingredients).

• I nside your mouth (e.g. for mouth
ulcers) or nose.
• F or any skin infection other than a
cold sore.
• In the eyes or genital area.
Take special care with Cymex Ultra
• A
 lways wash your hands before and
after applying cream.
• D
 o not touch your eyes until you have
washed your hands after application.
• I f you accidentally get cream in your
eye, wash out thoroughly with warm water.
Consult your doctor if you are concerned.
• D
 o not swallow the cream. If you
accidentally swallow any cream, it is unlikely
to cause any ill effects but consult your
doctor if you are concerned.
• A
 void touching a cold sore to prevent
transferring the infection or making it worse.
• If you have been told by your doctor that
you have a weakened immune system,
contact your doctor before treating any type
of infection.
• I f you are in any doubt if you have a
cold sore, contact your doctor.
• I f your cold sore gets very severe,
contact your doctor.
• T
 ell your doctor or pharmacist
before use if you are taking any regular
medication on prescription or over
the counter products.
Pregnancy and breast feeding
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist
before using Cymex Ultra if you are
pregnant, trying to become pregnant
or are breast-feeding.
Important information about some of
the ingredients of Cymex Ultra
Cymex Ultra contains cetyl alcohol and
propylene glycol which may cause local skin
reactions (skin irritation and redness).

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3. How to use Cymex Ultra
Suitable for all ages:
• A
 pply at the first signs of a cold sore (such as
tingling and itching).
• A
 pply liberally to the affected area 5 times a
day.
• C
 ontinue treatment for 4 days. If your cold
sore hasn’t healed after this time, you can use
the cream for up to 10 days in total.
•T
 reat your cold sore for 4 full days to ensure
rapid healing.
• If you forget a dose, apply when you
remember and continue as before.
• If your cold sore hasn’t healed fully after 10
days, or if it gets worse at any time, contact
your doctor.
• N
 ever give your Cymex Ultra to others, even
if their symptoms are the same as yours.
•T
 he amount of cream inside this pack is
enough for one cold sore attack. For any
future attacks, start treatment at the first signs
of a cold sore developing (such as tingling
or itching). It can also be started during the
blister stage.
• D
 o not use more than the recommended
dose.

5. How to store Cymex Ultra

4. Possible side Effects
Like all medicines Cymex Ultra can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.

Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer
Relonchem Limited, Cheshire House, Gorsey
Lane, Widnes, Cheshire,WA8 0RP UK.

Stop using the medicine and tell your
doctor if you experience:
• A
 llergy-like reactions, for example swelling of
the lips, face and eyelids.
The following side effects could also occur:
• M
 ild burning or stinging after application. This
will quickly go away.
• R
 edness, itching or a mild drying or flaking of
the skin, skin rashes, hives or weals.

Keep out of the sight and reach of
children.
Do not use Cymex Ultra after the expiry or
‘use by’ date shown on the container.
Use within 6 weeks of opening.
Keep Cymex Ultra in its original container and
store at a temperature below 25°C but do not
refrigerate or freeze.
6. C
 ontents of the pack and other
information
What the cream contains:
The active Ingredient is Acidovir. Each gram of
the cream contains 50mg of Acidovir.
The other ingredients are stearoyl
macrogolglycerides, dimeticone, cetyl alcohol,
liquid paraffin, white soft paraffin, propylene
glycol and purified water.
What Cymex Ultra looks like and
contents of the pack
Cymex Ultra is available from your pharmacist
without prescription in a 2g tube.

Distributor
Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK
Date leaflet Approved: March 2017.
PL 20395/0001

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor
or pharmacist. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet.You can also
report side effects directly via the yellow card
scheme at “http://www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard”.
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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