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Acyclovir Buccal Tablet 50 mg

Uses

For cold sore.

Instructions

Do not chew or swallow it whole.

Peel back the foil backing and carefully remove the tablet using dry hands. Do not try to push the tablet through the foil.

Use the medicine as soon as you first notice symptoms of a cold sore, such as itching, burning or tingling. It is best to use before the cold sore appears.

The tablet needs to be inserted into the gum pocket area in front of the upper teeth. Place the round side of the tablet to the upper gum, above the tooth to the left or right of the center two teeth, on the same side of the mouth where the cold sore is starting. Leave the tablet in place, and gently press your finger on the outside of your upper lip for 30 seconds to help the tablet stick to your gum.

The tablet will dissolve slowly over several hours. You may eat and drink with the tablet in place, but do not brush your teeth, chew gum, or wear an upper denture until the tablet dissolves. You may gently rinse with water.

If the tablet comes off within 6 hours, reapply the same tablet right away. If it will not stay in place, apply a new tablet. If you accidentally swallow the tablet within 6 hours, drink a glass of water and apply a new tablet. If you swallow the tablet or it falls off after 6 hours, you do not need to reapply it or use a new one.

Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not keep in the bathroom.

Keep the medicine away from heat and light.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.

Do not take the medicine more than once during 24 hours.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Speak with your health care provider before receiving any vaccinations.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • headaches
  • irritation of mouth and gum tissue

A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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