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Denavir Medication - Uses & Side Effects

penciclovir topical
Pronunciation: pen SYE kloe veer TAH pih kal
Brand: Denavir

Penciclovir is an antiviral medication. It treats the symptoms of herpes virus infections on the lips or face. It will not cure herpes infections, but it will help the sores heal faster and may also help relieve the pain or discomfort.

Denavir Dosage

  • For adults, then you should apply cream every 2 hours, while awake, for 4 days.
  • For children, the safety and effectiveness of this drug in children have not been established.
  • Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Uses of Denavir

  • Penciclovir is used on the lips and faces of adults to treat cold sores that may be caused by herpes simplex virus.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Denavir

Before taken Denavir medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Denavir. Side effects may include:

  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Numbing of the skin
  • Pain
  • Rash
  • Skin discoloration
  • Tingling
  • Worsened condition

Warnings and precautions before taking Denavir

  • You should tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to penciclovir, acyclovir, or any other drugs.
  • You should tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, including vitamins.
  • If you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding, then you should tell your doctor. If you become pregnant while taking penciclovir, then you should call your doctor immediately.

Drug Interaction :-

No interactions with denavir cream have been reported. But if you are taking denavir with certain other drugs, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of medicine. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining denavir with other drugs.


An overdose of penciclovir topical is unlikely to threaten life. But after using denavir if you feel that overdose is suspected, means excessive amount

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