Zovirax Cream


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Medically reviewed by: Samuel Maaiah, PharmD

Last updated on October 13, 2021

Dr. Maaiah is a PharmD graduate who has practiced both in pharmaceutical consulting and retail pharmacy. His interests include consulting and the development and approval of new therapeutics. He currently works as a Medical Information Consultant (MIC) and as a retail pharmacist. As a MIC he helps pharmaceutical companies with projects and by consulting as a medical information expert.

When Dr. Maaiah is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, doing outdoor activities, working out, and reading.


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How to buy Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream online?

Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream can be ordered by calling 1-800-828-4489 and speaking to customer support or through our website, 90daymeds.com. The chat feature can also be used for support. For more information please visit the “How to Order” page on 90daymeds.com.

Is a prescription required?

Yes, Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream is a prescription medication and can only be sold with a prescription. A valid prescription from your doctor is required. To process your order, you will need to submit a prescription. The prescription can be emailed , uploaded , or faxed (1-800-416-8019). Alternatively, we can reach out to your doctor to attain a valid prescription if you would like.

What is the maximum amount that can be ordered?

A 90-day supply is the maximum amount that can be ordered at one time. The amount that can be ordered will be based on the directions and quantity indicated on the prescription from your provider. Refills are kept on file for future orders.

Is it safe to order Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream from 90-Day Meds?

Absolutely. We operate just like your local pharmacy would, with our main priority being to provide you access to safe and affordable prescription medication. All of our partner pharmacies are fully licensed and certified in their respective countries. We ensure that your shopping experience is safe and secure with our Norton Shopping Guarantee.


Average US Retail Price 90-Day Meds Price
Zovirax 5% $2,100.99
(10 grams)
(10 grams)

How much does Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream cost?

At 90DayMeds.com, we make sure to keep drug prices low. You can view the Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream cost savings below:

We provide brand Zovirax (Acyclovir) 5% Cream here at 90-Day Meds. A quantity of 10 grams of Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream costs $91, which comes out to $9.10 per unit.

Below shows the price comparison of brand Zovirax (Acyclovir) 5% Cream at a quantity 10 grams between the average U.S. retail price and 90-Day Meds price.

What is the lowest price of Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream per unit?

Lowest Price Per Unit: $6.20/unit for Zovirax (Acyclovir) 5% Cream

Is this price for Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream without insurance?

The prices mentioned above are without insurance. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept insurance. However, we will give you an official receipt that you can use to apply for reimbursement with your insurer. We are unable to adjudicate with US insurance providers.

Why is Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream cheaper from Canada than from the United States?

Drug prices are negotiated and regulated in Canada. Because the US is a free market economy, the price differs since pharmaceutical suppliers can charge what they deem appropriate for the product. As a result, we can offer lower prices to our patients as we supply medications from these countries. 


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Is there a lower cost generic Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream available?

Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream is available as a generic alternative.

How much cheaper is generic Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream?

Generic Zovirax (Acyclovir) is $53 cheaper than brand Zovirax at a quantity of 10 grams.

What is the difference between brand and generic Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream?

There is no difference between generic and brand Zovirax (Acyclovir). Generic formulations of medications contain the same active ingredients and meet the same quality, strength, and purity standards as the brand formulation.


Is shipping available to the United States?

Yes. An email notification will be sent to you once the item has been shipped. We ship nationwide across the United States.

How much does shipping cost?

There are no standard shipping fees.

Is express shipping available?

If a product of Canada is available then express shipping can be selected with an estimated delivery time of 3-5 business days. You have the option at the checkout page to select the express shipping option ($25) if available for that medication source.

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How to refill a prescription?

Refilling your prescription is simple with 90-Day Meds. Placing a refill order online is made simple by accessing the reorder section in your account. You can sign into your online account and view your previous orders and see which prescriptions we have on file. You can also call us and speak to a customer support representative to place a refill. Our live chat is also a great place to connect with us to place a refill order while you are on the go.

Are prescriptions automatically refilled?

We do not automatically refill prescriptions since there can be cases where you are no longer taking the medication, your doctor has changed your dose, etc. However, we provide a friendly refill reminder service. We will kindly notify you by phone or email as to the best time to place a refill order based on your prescription history.

Drug Information


What is Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream?

Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream is a prescription medication that is classified as a herpes simplex virus (HSV) nucleoside analogue DNA polymerase inhibitor.


What is Zovirax used for?

It is used to treat recurrent infections of herpes labialis (cold sores) in patients that are aged 12 and up who are not immunocompromised.

How does it work?

It inhibits replication of viral DNA by incorporating into the growing viral DNA chain and terminating it, inactivation of the DNA polymerase, and by competitive inhibition of the DNA polymerase.


How do I take Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream?

Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream should be taken as directed by your physician. This medication works best if you start using it as soon as you see signs of recurrence. Apply a thin layer to the affected area and a little of the surrounding area. Wash your hands before and after using this medication and refrain from touching the site of infection to prevent its spread.

What dosages are available?

Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream is available as a brand 5% topical cream.

What is the recommended dosage?

It is typically dosed 5 times daily for four days but take as directed by your doctor.

What is the maximum dosage?

The maximum recommended dosage is 5 applications/day.

What if I miss a dose?

If you forget to use your Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream, take it as soon as you remember. If it is relatively close to when your next dose is due, wait until then and take a normal dose. Do not take an extra dose to make up for the missed dose. This medication heals the infection best if you do not miss any doses.


What should you know before you take Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream?

This medication is only indicated for the topical use for treatment of HSV lesions on the face or lips and should not be used in the eyes, nose, or inside of the mouth.

It is possible to experience irritation and contact sensitization at the site of application.

Side Effects

What are the side effects of Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream?

Some common side effects include:

  • Local skin reactions at the application site
  • Angioedema, anaphylaxis, contact dermatitis, and eczema

Speak to your doctor for a full list of side effects.


Does this medication interact with other drugs, foods, or alcohol?

None due to the minimal systemic exposure from topical application.


How should this medication be stored?

Zovirax (Acyclovir) Cream should be stored in the original packaging at room temperature (68°F to 77°F)

Pharmacist Tips

  • If HSV lesions are present outside of just the face and lips, contact your doctor for oral options as this topical formulation should not be used in the eyes, nose, mouth, or genitals.
  • The cream is not a cure for cold sores
  • Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant when you have an active cold sore because the effects of Zovirax Cream have not been evaluated in the pregnant population.


Is Zovirax Cream over the counter?

No this is a prescription medication that requires a valid prescription from your doctor.

How long does it take for Zovirax Cream to work?

It takes up to 4 days for maximal effect. If it has been longer than 4 days and your symptoms have not improved or worsened, let your doctor know.

Does Zovirax speed up healing?

This medication is not a cure for herpes or cold sores but it will aid in healing the lesion faster than without therapy.

What happens if you swallow Zovirax Cream?

It is fine if you ingested a small quantity as it will likely not have any systemic effects since it is a topical cream product. If a large quantity is ingested, contact your doctor.

Can I use Zovirax Cream if I am pregnant and/or breastfeeding?

There is not adequate data from clinical trials to support the safety of Zovirax cream in this population. Speak to your doctor before trying Zovirax cream.


This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs before taking any medication.