GENERIC NAME: IDOXURIDINE - TOPICAL SOLUTION (eye-dox-YOUR-eh-deen)
USES: This medication is used to treat certain herpes virus external infections.
HOW TO USE: Applying the medication at the first sign of oncoming infection is important. Very frequent application of the drug makes it more effective. In some cases, a bandage moistened with the drug may be used to cover the affected area. Follow the specific instructions from your doctor and pharmacist. Stopping the medication too early may allow the virus to continue to grow resulting in a relapse of the infection. Continue to use the medicine for at least 24 hours after the affected area appears normal. This medication is for external use only.
SIDE EFFECTS: Very unlikely but report promptly any allergic skin reaction. Symptoms include redness, itching, rash or discomfort. Also, nausea, diarrhea, mouth sores, fever, unusual bleeding or bruising, any hair loss, runny nose, unusual weakness or increased salivation. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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