Denavir cream is prescribed to treat recurrent cold sores on the lips and face.
It works by interfering with the growth of the herpesvirus responsible for the sores.
The drug will not cure herpes, but it will reduce pain and may speed healing.
You should begin applying Denavir at the first hint of a developing cold sore.
Denavir side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
Side effects may include:
- Worsened condition;
- Taste or smell alteration;
- Swelling in the mouth and throat;
- Skin reaction or swelling where the cream was applied;
- Skin discoloration;
- Numbing of the skin;
Denavir is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in Denavir, you should not use this medication;
Do not take Denavir with any of the following drugs:
No interactions with Denavir cream have been reported.
The safety and effectiveness of this drug in children have not been established.
Apply cream every 2 hours, while awake, for 4 days.
There have been no reported overdoses of this medication.
Even if the cream is accidentally swallowed, it is unlikely to cause a harmful reaction.