Fenistil Cold Sore Cream

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Fenistil Cold Sore Cream
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About Fenistil Cold Sore Cream

When applied at the first signs of an oncoming cold sore, Fenistil Cold Sore Cream can help reduce the duration of pain and promote healing. Get relief from the unpleasant symptoms of cold sores with this easy to use, effective anti viral treatment.

  • Suitable for age:12 years +
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Fenistil Cold Sore Cream information

  • What is Fenistil Cold Sore Cream and what is it used for?

    Fenistil Cold Sore Cream provides fast and effective relief from painful cold sores and speeds up their healing using the active ingredient Penciclovir (1%) from the very first signs a cold sore is developing. Get relief from unpleasant cold sore symptoms with this easy to use, effective anti-viral treatment.

    For best results, Fenistil Cold Sore Cream should be applied in two-hourly intervals during waking hours (about 8 times a day), for 4 days. If the condition worsens or does not improve after 4 days, consult your doctor.

    Fenistil is manufactured by Omega Pharma and is available in discreet 2g tubes. This medicine is suitable for adults and children over the age of 12 years and is easily carried around in a pocket or bag making it quick to use whenever you need it.

    What is a cold sore?

    Cold sores are small blistered or crusty areas of skin that usually affect the skin around the lips and mouth. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus and are very contagious. Once you have caught this virus there is, unfortunately, no cure, however, there are some very effective treatments available that can reduce the severity and duration of a flare-up of cold sores. Cold sores are only contagious when you actively have symptoms.

    For more information regarding cold sores please see our Advice for Cold Sores page.

    How does Fenistil Cold Sore Cream work?

    Fenistil contains the active ingredient Penciclovir (1%), an antiviral medication that prevents the cold sore virus from multiplying and infecting surrounding cells. Fenistil Cold Sore Cream will heal your cold sore faster and the duration of your pain will be shorter. The cold sore will also be infectious for a shorter amount of time, although it will not prevent contagiousness.

    Fenistil Cold Sore Cream alternatives

    Other medications that treat cold sores include Aciclovir Cream, Aciclovir Tablets and Compeed Cold Sore Patches.

    If you are suffering from the herpes simplex virus that affects any other area of your body, including genital herpes, at The Independent Pharmacy we stock a range of effective treatments and offer further guidance on our Advice for Genital Herpes page.


  • Fenistil Cold Sore warnings

    Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

    • Fenistil Cold Sore Cream is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
    • Consult your doctor if symptoms persist.
    • Avoid using Fenistil Cold Sore Cream in the eyes.
    • Fenistil Cold Sore Cream is used externally only.
    • Keep out of sight and out of reach of children.

    Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

  • How to use Fenistil Cold Sore Cream

    Adults, including the elderly and children 12 years and over:

    Apply Fenistil Cold Sore Cream to the affected area at about 2-hour intervals for up to 4 days.

  • Fenistil Cold Sore Cream ingredients

    The active ingredients contained in Fenistil Cold Sore Cream is: Penciclovir 1%.

    The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients: White Soft Paraffin, Liquid Paraffin, Propylene Glycol, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Cetomacrogal 1000 and Purified Water.

  • Fenistil Cold Sore Cream side effects

    Not everyone will experience side effects when they use Fenistil Cold Sore Cream, however, if you do they can include:

    • Allergic reactions.

    If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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