Treatment of infections of the lips and face caused by the herpes simplex virus (Herpes labialis)
active substance: aciclovir;
1 g of cream contains acyclovir micronized in terms of 100% dry matter 50 mg;
Excipients: white soft paraffin, liquid paraffin, cetostearyl alcohol (type A) emulsified, propylene glycol, poloxamer, dimethicone, purified water.
This drug Lipster belongs to the group of antiviral drugs.
The specified pharmaceutical agent exhibits high activity in vitro against herpes simplex virus types I and II.
The drug has low toxicity relative to healthy cells of the host organism. With intracellular entry into cells infected with the herpes virus, the active component undergoes phosphorylation, which forms the active triphosphate acyclovir.
The beginning of the process depends on the viral encoded thymidine kinase. The resulting triphosphate exhibits an inhibitory effect on the substrate for viral DNA polymerase. Thus, he prevents its further synthesis.
Moreover, there is no effect on normal intracellular processes.
Studies have shown that the drug is minimally absorbed after repeated topical use.
The drug Lipster is prescribed to treat infections of the lips and face caused by the herpes simplex virus (Herpes labialis).
The drug in question is contraindicated for use in cases where the patient has severe hypersensitivity (allergy) to the main or one of the auxiliary components.
The drug should not be applied to the mucous membranes of the mouth and eyes.
The medicine is not intended to treat genital herpes.
Avoid getting the cream in your eyes.
Used in pediatrics after 12 years.
Application during pregnancy and lactation
This drug is not recommended for pregnant women – only under strict indications determined by the attending physician.
If it is necessary to take the drug during breastfeeding, lactation is suspended.
Method of administration and dosage
Adults and children over 12 years old apply the cream 5 times a day. The time slot should be about 4 hours apart from night time.
Treatment should be started as early as possible, at the onset of the infection.
The optimal start of therapy is the prodromal or erythema stage.
It is allowed to start treatment also at the stages of papules or blisters.
The course must last at least 4 days. If healing does not occur, therapy can be continued for up to 10 days.
If the symptoms of the disease persist 10 days after the start of treatment, the patient should consult a doctor.
Hands should be washed before and after applying the cream, avoiding excessive rubbing or touching the affected area with a towel to prevent exacerbation or transmission of infection.
Overdose cases are not described.
If accidentally swallowed, induce vomiting, take sorbents.
The drug is usually well tolerated when used in the recommended doses. As side effects can be observed:
- temporary, fast-passing sharp or burning pain;
- slight drying and flaking of the skin;
- erythema (redness) and itching;
- contact dermatitis, allergic urticaria;
- immediate hypersensitivity reaction, including angioedema, due to topical application.
Storage conditions and periods
Expiration date – up to 3 years from the production date indicated on the package. Storage periods should not be exceeded.
The storage temperature should not exceed 25 ° C. The drug should not be frozen.