Denavir: Uses and Side Effects

Denavir is a topical antiviral medication used to treat cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus.
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Available by prescription at pharmacies
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Prepared by Shruti Sahoo, reviewed by Dr. Eugene Smith

Denavir FAQ


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What is Denavir cream used for?

What Is Denavir? Denavir (penciclovir cream) is an antiviral medication used topically (on the skin) for the treatment of recurrent cold sores. What Are Side Effects of Denavir?

Can Denavir be taken by mouth?

Do not take by mouth. Topical medicine is for use only on the lips and face. If this medicine gets in your nose or mouth, rinse with water. Denavir should be used to treat cold sores on the lips and face only.

Is Denavir a cure for cold sores?

Denavir is a prescription cream used to treat cold sores on the lips that are caused by the herpes simplex virus. This medicine is for adults and children who are at least 12 years old. Denavir is not a cure for cold sores and you may continue to have them in the future. Do not apply the cream to the inside of the nose or in or near the eyes.

Is Denavir a 1% white cream?

DENAVIR is available for topical administration as a 1% white cream. Each gram of DENAVIR contains 10 mg of penciclovir and the following inactive ingredients: cetostearyl alcohol, mineral oil, polyoxyl 20 cetostearyl ether, propylene glycol, purified water and white petrolatum.

What is the prescribing information for Denavir®?

See full prescribing information for DENAVIR®. DENAVIR ® is a deoxynucleoside analog HSV DNA polymerase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) in adults and pediatric patients12 years of age and older. ( 1) Apply DENAVIR every 2 hours during waking hours for a period of 4 days ( 2 ).

What is Denavir used for recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores)?

DENAVIR is a deoxynucleoside analog HSV DNA polymerase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) in adults and children 12 years of age or older. 2. Denavir Dosage and Administration Apply DENAVIR every 2 hours during waking hours for a period of 4 days.

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