Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually Zovirax to 5 ointments a day as directed by your doctor. Not all cold sore treatments are equal. Practice good hygiene and wash your hands as soon as possible after touching cold sores or sensitive areas in the prodromal stage to prevent spreading the virus.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Zovirax ointments are small, painful, fluid-filled blisters or sores that appear on the lips, mouth, throat, cheek, chin, nose or fingers. Acyclovir is very similar to valacyclovir.