Active ingredients: Aciclovir

Product name and form

Zovirax Cream.

Pharmaceutical Form

Topical Cream.

Qualitative and quantitative composition

Aciclovir BP 5.0% w/w.

For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1.

Active Ingredient

Acyclovir is an antiviral agent with activity against herpes simplex virus and varicella-zoster virus. Acyclovir inhibits the DNA polymerase of the virus, preventing further proliferation.

List of Excipients

Poloxamer 407
Cetostearyl alcohol
Sodium lauryl sulfate
White soft paraffin
Liquid paraffin
Propylene glycol
Purified water
Arlacel 165 (containing glycerol monostearate and polyoxyethylene stearate)
Dimeticone 20

Pack sizes and marketing

Collapsible aluminium tubes with plastic screw caps.

Pack size: 2g or 10g tubes.

Marketing authorization holder

The Wellcome Foundation Ltd, 980 Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9GS, United Kingdom

Trading as:

GlaxoSmithKline UK, Stockley Park West, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB11 1BT

Marketing authorization dates and numbers

PL 00003/0180

Date of first authorisation: 11 August 1983

Date of latest renewal: 07 January 2011


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