Denavir treats cold sores of the lips caused by herpes simplex. For the best results, this medication should be applied at the first sign of a cold sore.
Denavir is a prescription medication used to treat cold sores on the face or lips caused by herpes simplex virus. This medication belongs to a group of drugs called antivirals. It works by preventing the herpes simplex virus from growing.
Denavir comes as a cream to be applied every 2 hours during waking hours for a period of 4 days. Treatment should be started with the first sign of a cold sore.
Common side effects include headache and numbness or irritation at the site of application.
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Uses of Denavir
Denavir is a prescription medication used to treat cold sores on the face or lips caused by herpes simplex virus.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
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Denavir Drug Class
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Side Effects of Denavir
Common side effects include:
- numbness or irritation at the site of application
This is not a complete list of Denavir side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.