Herpes labialis

Active Ingredient: Penciclovir

Indication for Penciclovir

Population group: only adolescents (12 years - 18 years old) , adults (18 years old or older)

Penciclovir is indicated for the treatment of herpes simplex virus infections of the lips and face (herpes labialis) in adults (including older people) and children over 12 years of age.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

1 spread 8 times a day

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

8 - 8 {spreads}

Dosage regimen

From 1 To 1 {spreads} 8 time(s) per day every day for 4 day(s)

Detailed description

Penciclovir should be applied at approximately two hourly intervals during waking hours, (approximately 8 times a day). Treatment should be continued for 4 days. If the condition gets worse or does not improve after 4 days treatment, seek medical advice. Treatment should be started as early as possible after the first sign of an infection.

Active ingredient


Penciclovir has demonstrated in vivo and in vitro activity against herpes simplex viruses (types 1 and 2) and varicella zoster virus. Penciclovir triphosphate persists in infected cells for more than 12 hours where it inhibits replication of viral DNA and has a half-life of 9, 10 and 20 hours in cells infected with varicella zoster virus, herpes simplex virus type 1 and herpes simplex virus type 2 respectively.

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