Zovirax Ointment

What If I Take an Overdose?

An overdose of Zovirax ointment through the skin is unlikely, as it is not absorbed much into the bloodstream. However, overdose symptoms may be possible if the medication is ingested.
If you happen to overdose on Zovirax ointment, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Zovirax Ointment Overdose for more information.)

How Should Zovirax Ointment Be Stored?

Zovirax ointment should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep it in its original tube.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your Zovirax ointment as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.


Zovirax ointment is available in one strength -- Zovirax 5% Ointment in a 30-gm tube.

Is There a Generic Version of Zovirax Ointment?

Currently, this medication is available in generic form (see Generic Zovirax Ointment).

Information on Zovirax Ointment

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