Denavir (Topical)


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Denavir (Topical) Drug and Prescription Information

Denavir (Topical)

Denavir (Topical) Medication Classification

PENCICLOVIR (On the skin)

Denavir (Topical) Brandname


Denavir (Topical) is used for the Treatment

Penciclovir (pen-SYE-kloe-veer) Treats and relieves pain from cold sores.

When To Not Use Denavir (Topical)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to penciclovir. Tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to acyclovir, famciclovir, valacyclovir, or ganciclovir.

How Should You Use Denavir (Topical)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often.
  • Use this medicine on the sores on your lips or face. It should not be used in your mouth. Do not put the medicine in or near your eyes.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
  • Start using the medicine at the first sign of a cold sore (tingling, swelling, or itching).
  • Your doctor may tell you to use enough of the cream to cover the cold sores, every 2 hours (while you are awake) for 4 days.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use the medicine as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • Do not apply two doses at the same time.

Proper Denavir (Topical) Storage

Store Denavir (Topical) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Denavir (Topical) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Denavir (Topical)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not use any other medicine on the sores, unless your doctor has told you to.

Denavir (Topical) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk with your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after using this medicine for several days, or if your symptoms get worse.

Denavir (Topical) Side Effects

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Mild burning, itching, stinging, or redness