Zovirax Cold Sore Cream, 2g

  • Works at the tingle and blister.
  • Speeds cold sore healing time.
  • Reduces the duration of pain.
  • Zovirax Cold Sore Cream. Contains aciclovir 5%

  • Zovirax contains aciclovir, an anti-viral treatment
  • Fights the cold sore virus
  • Works at the tingle and blister
  • Speeds healing time
  • Reduces the duration of pain
  • Easy to use pump format


  • Zovirax contains aciclovir, an anti-viral treatment
  • Fights the cold sore virus
  • Works at the tingle and blister
  • Speeds healing time
  • Reduces the duration of pain
  • Easy to use pump format

Zovirax Cold Sore Cream, 2g

Zovirax Cold Sore Cream 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

Zovirax is clinically proven to help heal cold sores in as little as 3 days. Use five times a day at approximately four hourly intervals for at least four days. Zovirax Cold Sore Cream helps you get your healthy lips back. Contains aciclovir

How does Zovirax Cold Sore Cream?

80% of people carry the cold sore virus(1). An untreated cold sore typically progresses through five distinct stages over the course of 7-10 days, though it can remain for up to 2 weeks.

Zovirax is an effective cold sore treatment that works at the tingle and blister. Zovirax is formulated to deliver aciclovir deep into the skin with the help of a penetration enhancer to maximize the delivery of the antiviral action.

Zovirax is clinically proven to help heal your cold sore in as little as 3 days (2). It is easy to apply and disappears quickly.

(1) HSV-1 cold sore virus.

(2) In 25% of people. The median healing time is 4 days.


Zovirax contains aciclovir, an anti-viral treatment.

– Fights the cold sore virus.

– Works at the tingle and blister.

– Speeds healing time.

– Reduces the duration of pain.

More about cold sores

A cold sore is an infection that is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), which lies dormant in nerve cells supplying your lips and the surrounding skin.

When does the first infection occur?

The first infection usually occurs in early childhood, probably after being kissed by a person with the infection. The virus passes through the skin, travels up a nerve and stays in a nerve junction indefinitely.

What can trigger the virus?

Various things, including colds, ‘flu, menstruation, fatigue, emotional upset, stress, physical injury, bright sunlight and simply when you are feeling ‘run down’.

Once triggered, the virus travels back down the nerve to the skin on and around the lips where it causes the cold sore to develop.

Remember – cold sores are infectious

The virus is capable of infecting other parts of the body. To reduce the risk of passing the infection on, do not allow others to touch your cold sore, or to share your towel, etc. You should avoid kissing and oral sex if you or your partner has an active cold sore.

Always wash your hands before and after touching cold sores.
• Avoid touching your eyes. HSV infection of the eye can lead to ulcers on the window of the eye (cornea).
• Avoid kissing – especially children – when you have a cold sore.
• Don’t break the blisters or pick the scabs. Not only could you infect your cold sore with other germs, but you may also infect your fingers with the virus.
• Don’t share your eating and drinking utensils.

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How To Use

You should apply the cream as soon as a cold sore is felt.

Remove any cosmetics before applying Zovirax Cold Sore Cream.

Adults and Children: Apply five times a day at four hourly intervals for five days.

If healing is not complete after five days, the treatment can be continued for up to five days more.

Always wash your hands with soap and water before and after treating your cold sore.

Cold sores are contagious. Don’t share your tube or pump with anybody else.

Delivery Options

Delivery options

All deliveries are subject to the availability of the product and product sale conditions been met.

Order & Collect
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UK Delivery

Standard Delivery within the UK £3.50 Delivery time 3-4 days
First Class Delivery within the UK £5.90 Delivery time 1-2 days
Priority Delivery within the UK £7.10. Next day delivery by 1pm. Order must be placed by 1pm. Priority delivery is only available Monday to Thursday.

Europe Delivery

Standard Delivery within EEC from £12.50 Delivery time up to 5 days depending on the local delivery service within your country.
Expedited Delivery within EEC £39.50 Delivery time 2 days. Delivery by DHL, UPS or TNT.

Rest of the World

Standard Delivery Rest of the World from £16.10 Delivery Time 10 – 15 Days
Expedited Delivery Rest of the World £55.09 Delivery 5 days. Delivery service by DHL, TNT or UPS

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Product Details


Can cause stinging when applied.

For external use only.

Do not use on infections of the eyes, inside the mouth or genital areas.

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

How to store Zovirax
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after ‘EXP’ date shown on the pack.
Do not store above 25°C but do not keep it in a refrigerator


Active Ingredients: 5% w/w Aciclovir

Other ingredients: Dimeticone, Propylene glycol, Poloxamer 407, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Sodium Laurilsulfate, White Soft Paraffin, Liquid Paraffin, Arlacel 165 (Glycol Monostearate, Macrogol Streate 100), Purified Water.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, Zovirax can have side effects, but not everybody gets them.
Stop using the medicine and tell your doctor if you experience:
• Allergy-like reactions, for example swelling of the lips, face and eyelids.

The following side effects could also occur:
• Mild burning or stinging after application. This will quickly go away.
• Redness, itching or a mild drying or flaking of the skin, skin rashes, hives or weals.

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