Denavir is a prescription topical medication used for the treatment of recurrent cold sores (herpes labialis) on the lips and face. This topical antiviral medication is formulated solely for the use of adults.
Apply Denavir on the infected area every two hours during your wake time hours. Use the medication for four days. Make sure you use a clean finger or a cotton swab. Wash your hands before and after application. Use soap and water when washing off the cream both to prevent the spreading of infection and to prevent contact with eyes and with other easily irritated areas.
Do not apply Denavir inside the nose, mouth, genital or rectal areas. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding. Although Denavir is a topical cream of FDA pregnancy category B, it is still best to consult your doctor before applying it. It is also not known whether the medicine passes through breast milk.
Take the missed application as soon as you can remember but skip it if it is almost time for the next application.
With Denavir, there have been no reports of serious side effects. Milder side effects such as change in taste, headache, irritation, rash and tingling may occur, however.
Store Denavir at room temperature. Do not keep in the bathroom or any other place where it can be exposed to heat and moisture.
There are no known effects of overdose when it comes to this topical cream. However, call for medical attention at once if the cream is ingested.
Do not use any other topical medication on the same areas being treated unless your doctor prescribes otherwise. Mention all your prescription medication to your doctor so that he can discuss to you about possible drug interactions with Denavir.